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Tatyana and Breezy
Tatyana Gonzalez started training service dogs in 2012 with Terri and Becky. She successfully graduated one dog, Breezy, a beautiful Siberian Husky rescued from an animal shelter who now provides medical alert and mobility service skills for a young woman. She is starting to train her second service dog with TEAM Dog connection while she works towards her CPDT certification. Tatyana also attends school at Estrella Mountain Community College and is working towards her Associates of Science degree.
Becky and Jeter.
Team Dog Connection was founded by Terri Hardison, PhD, CPDT-KA and Becky Brooks.
Terri with Tesla, (Not shown, Pony and Shimi.)
Terri has worked as a pet behavior counselor and trainer since 2000. Terri earned her PhD in social psychology from Arizona State University and has completed specialized training in learning theory, animal behavior, and behavior modification techniques. She has attended seminars, conferences, and workshops and continues to develop her professional skills on an on-going basis. Terri is a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and has recently renewed her status as a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). In addition to her main passion, teaching, she enjoys writing and has authored articles and contributed to local shelter and rescue newsletters and other online publications. She also authored a blog chronicling her trick-training adventures with her Australian Cattle Dog, Tesla. Terri specializes in obedience and behavior training.
Becky began training service dogs in 2009, and successfully graduated two dogs who now provide assistance to disabled recipients. She also completed puppy and basic training for a third dog who is has since also become a service dog. Becky recently graduated from Arizona State University with a major in Non-Profit Leadership and Management, and co-founded a club at ASU (Campus K9s) to help educate others about service dogs.