Our Staff

Terry Ryan, CPDT-KA

Terry Ryan, President, has been a dog training class instructor since 1968. Through Legacy, Terry teaches pet dog classes, writes books, presents national and international seminars and workshops, hosts interns, consults. She was the Coordinator of the People-Pet Partnership, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University from 1981 until 1994. Terry was a competitor and American Kennel Club judge. She’s on the American Humane Society’s advisory board for humane dog training. Terry and her husband, Bill, live in Sequim with their English Cocker Spaniel, Brody. For more about Terry’s background click here.


Bill Ryan, CPDT-KA

Bill Ryan, Vice President, started his dog training career as a search and rescue dog handler. He has taught dog training classes since 1973. Bill is a CPDT-KA and works both as an instructor and administrator for Legacy.



Elaine Diedrich, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA

Elaine Diedrich is on the instruction staff of Legacy and has been associated with us since 1998.  She has been training dogs for 45 years beginning with her family Bassett Hound. Elaine is a CPDT-KA as well as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She participates in a very wide variety of pet-oriented and competitive dog activities. Elaine has been a 4-H dog project leader since 2000.  Elaine and her husband, Bill, live in the foothills with their three dogs.


Jenni Dix , KPA CTP, CPDT-KA

Jenni Dix, on the instruction staff of Legacy, has over 30 years of experience working with animals. She is an accomplished agility competitor.  She has been associated with Legacy since 1998, most recently as Program Manager and Training Center Director.  Jenni teaches some of the seminar coursework and edits Legacy publications with Terry.  She is a CPDT-KA as well as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.   Jenni has two English Cocker Spaniels, Cinder and Romeo.


  CPDT ( Certified Professional Dog Trainer ) APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)



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