Owner / Founder / Instructor / Trainer / Advisor
Ted Terroux began handling and training household, show, field and obedience trial dogs as a child and has accumulated over 40 years of professional training experience with over 27,000 clients. He has personally lived with, cared for and trained over 55 dogs of 28 different breeds from all breed groups. Author, “The Complete Family Dog.” Ted is recognized as a dog behavior expert by several city and county jurisdictions in the Denver metro area and a canine behavior consultant and evaluator for many Rocky Mountain region rescue organizations dedicated to finding lifetime homes for “second-hand” dogs.
Owner / Instructor / Trainer
Tiffany Terroux has accumulated 17 years of experience in the class environment and in private instruction featuring positive reinforcement, relationship-based and balanced methodologies. She got her start working with dogs as a volunteer for Safe Harbor Lab Rescue in 2002 as a foster parent and writer. Certified as evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program in 2006, graduated with honors from Regis University, BS Business Administration and Communication, and earned the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, Animals and Human Health (AHH) Certificate. Tiffany has accumulated over 140 CEUs of ongoing professional dog training education credits through national professional dog training organizations. Tiffany evaluates therapy dog team candidates for Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) organizations. She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and a member of the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA).
Instructor / Trainer
Sara Peneton joined the Terroux Dog Training team in January 2015. She completed her certification with Animal Behavior College (ABC), and then became an evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) in 2016. Sara currently teaches one of our CGC classes and is also an instructor in our basic obedience classes. When she isn’t teaching classes she is helping clients as an assistant trainer during class, working one-on-one with them, or helping with our Board and Train program. Sara's Italian Mastiff (Cane Corso), Leona, is her sidekick and assists in demonstrating obedience behaviors and tricks while helping client dogs with socialization and learning. Leona is certified as an Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA), Trick Dog Intermediate (TKI), and Rally Novice X (RNX). Prior to and during part of Sara’s tenure at Terroux Dog Training, she ran her own dog-walking business. Sara is our general manager at our kennel, Ralston Valley Canine.
Trainer / Administrator
Carlene graduated from the Animal Behavior College (ABC) in 2021 and became our administrator and training intern in 2021. She works in our puppy classes, basic obedience and handles most registrations for us. She also is a certified veterinary technician and still works in the veterinary field. Carlene is a mom to a rescued Boston Terrier and two Weimaraners, one is a graduate of basic obedience.
Liz graduated from Animal Behavior College (ABC) in 2022 while also becoming an intern trainer in 2022. She works in our Basic Obedience and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes while also working with training clients at our kennel, Ralston Valley Canine. She has two rescue dogs of her own, Oso and Ryatt, both of which are Terroux Dog Training Basic Obedience graduates while Oso also holds his AKC CGC Certification. Prior to her time at Terroux Dog Training, Liz worked as a Dog Trainer at a facility in Montana where she worked in Basic Obedience and with Service Dog prospects.