About us

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Under new ownership!

 

Your new owners are Ted and Tiffany Terroux who are passionate about dogs and bring over 40 years in professional dog training and kennel operations experience.  We are excited to be here!  We are working hard to make improvements in accommodations and training options for your dog as well as administrative infrastructure changes and facility updates, and we have thoughtfully selected certain existing and new staff to be a part of our growing team.  Please pardon our dust!  We estimate gradual changes to be ongoing through 2022 with careful consideration of our furry guests.  On behalf of ourselves and our awesome team, we welcome you to Ralston Valley Canine (RVC), and look forward to seeing you again, or for the very first time!  

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Ted Terroux

Owner, 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.  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.

Tiffany Terroux

Owner, Training Director

Tiffany Terroux

Tiffany has 17 years of professional dog training experience in group class instruction, private instruction and program development.  She got her start as a volunteer for Safe Harbor Lab Rescue in 2002 as a foster parent and writer.  Certified 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 earned over 140 CEUs of ongoing professional dog training education credits.  She evaluates therapy dog team candidates for Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) organizations, and she competes in conformation shows with her Flat-coated retriever, Gryffin.  ​She is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and of the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA).

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Sara Peneton

General Manager, Trainer

Sara joined the Terroux Dog Training team in January 2015.  She completed her certification with Animal Behavior College and then became an evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) in 2016.  Sara proved herself as a fast and eager learner, as a student with a deep passion for dogs and dog behavior and, she truly enjoys working with people; we couldn't let her get away!  Since 2019 Sara has been an instructor in basic obedience and CGC classes, instrumental as our lead trainer in our board & train program, and recently general manager overseeing RVC operations and training.   Sara's beautiful Italian Mastiff (Cane Corso), Leona, 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 successful dog-walking business.

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Molly Kleemola

Trainer

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 Ralston Valley Canine team.

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Seana Murphy

Kennel Manager

Seana joined our team at Ralston Valley though she has been the kennel manager at Action Kennel for more than 15 years.  You know that old saying, "If you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life?"  Well, here's a person who truly loves animals and routinely goes the extra mile to ensure their safety and happiness.  In this business, sometimes you lose sleep worrying about the littlest details, you often go the extra mile to make sure your customers are happy, sometimes you come in on your time off or the weekend because you want to make sure everything is just right--this is Seana.  And we, and the dogs who stay with us, are happy-wagging to have her on our team.

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All staff K9 First Aid & CPR trained