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 20 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 160 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). Tiffany and the much loved and missed "Miss Shelby" volunteered as a therapy dog team for four years serving local schools, libraries, private employers, and assisted living homes. Today, Tiffany and her youngest Flat-coated retriever, Ch Kistryl Chivalry of Gryffindor ("Gryffin"), compete in dog shows and field competition. Tiffany is the Owner and Director of Training at our kennel, Ralston Valley Canine.
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 training 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.
Hello everyone! I absolutely love dogs and all animals for that matter. I knew that my career needed to be with animals and that is when I found Animal Behavior College (graduated 2017). During my tenure at ABC I was paired with a professional trainer, Ted Terroux, and his crew. From that point everything changed for the better. I have experience in reactive dog classes, puppy classes, basic obedience and canine good citizen. I have five years experience at a dog daycare in Denver where I worked with more than 30 different dogs a day. Currently, in addition to assisting in group classes, I work with our board & train dogs on basic skills and manners. I enjoy continuously learning about our four-legged friends, and I am excited to be a part of the Terroux Dog Training and Ralston Valley Canine teama.
Abby joined the Teroux Dog Training and Ralston Valley Canine team in early 2023. Abby has progressed quickly as a dog trainer and enjoys taking on new challenges learning everything about dog training. We are happy to have Abby on our team! Abby graduated from the Animal Behavior College (ABC). She grew up with Labradors and has always loved animals. She is now finally pursuing her passion through dog training. Abby is a proud mom of her rescue Husky/Australian Cattle Dog mix.
Advanced Training Instructors
We believe that Obedience and Rally training are the most valuable training you can do with your dog. Even if you do not want to compete, It will provide life-long skills, and each time he does something you ask him to do, you both will burst with pride.
J.D. Barath has been training with Terroux Dog Training since 2013, training in all levels of Rally and Obedience. He has competed with multiple dogs in Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent and Masters levels of Rally Competition. J.D.’s most recent dog titled in Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Excellent levels. J.D. also competes in Beginner Novice, Novice, and Open Obedience. His most recent dog achieved her CD title.
Molly Barath trained with Terroux Dog Training in the late 1990’s and competed as a Junior in Conformation and Obedience. She returned to Terroux Dog Training in 2010, training in all levels of Rally and Obedience. She has competed with multiple dogs in Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent and Masters levels of Rally Competition. Molly’s most recent dog titled in Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Excellent levels. Molly also competes in Beginner Novice, Novice, and Open Obedience. Her most recent dog achieved his CD title.