Anthrozoologist, Certified Canine Behavior Consultant & AIC Teacher
As creator of the curriculum, Ashley has a proven record of student success. She has multiple degrees in Anthrozoology and over a decade of experience working with many species. She’s also a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) and a researcher studying the buttons. Her passion radiates through her teaching, and she empowers students with the knowledge they need to help their learners succeed. No matter your learner’s traits or challenges, she can help you better understand them and pave the way to button teaching success.
Special Educator - Education Leadership and Neuroscience & AIC Teacher
Joelle is globally recognized as the force behind Bastian the Talking Terrier. Aside from bonding with Bastian and his big “thithy” Kiley, she's a Special Education administrator with degrees in Fine Arts, Education, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Leadership and a certification in the NGH Hypnosis, aiding in neuro-linguistic nuances. For over three years, she's successfully guided both her own and others' learners in their button journeys (despite the slander you may have heard from Parker).
Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer & AIC Teacher
Morgan is a Professional Dog Trainer of 17 years & lifetime appreciator of cats with a BS in Psychology. While primarily specializing in Dog Behavior Consulting as a CBCC-KA working with anxious dogs, the ‘cat distribution system’ delivered Jasper as a feral kitten & Morgan’s interest in feline behavior was renewed. Three years ago, Morgan began teaching buttons to her herding dogs as well as Jasper, then blind & chronically ill. Morgan created a custom ‘kitty-braille’ system of textures to assist Jasper’s soundboard navigation, & is excited to help you unlock your own unique learner’s potential!