Behavior & Training
Robin McHale Ehn; CPDT-KSA
Board member Shasta Splash Dogs
Robin is an internationally recognized certified professional dog trainer, the owner of Celtic Cur Behavior & Training and has been training dogs since 1972.
Thanks to her Teacher Dog, Stormn’ she has been using Operant/Clicker training since 1996.
Robin has trained dogs for hunting, drug detection and stage shows.
Robin has also taught others how to train their dogs utilizing both group classes and private-in-home sessions.
Using effective and positive operant conditioning Robin brings her lifelong love of dogs together with proven training techniques that both you and your dog will enjoy.
Robin’s motto for training is:
Accentuating the Positive one !CLICK! at a time!
An ongoing commitment to continuing education gives Robin an ever improving “Bag of Tricks” which she joyfully uses to help people of all ages to train their dogs.
She graduated from Companion Animal Sciences Institute gaining with distinction her Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology and is a member in good standing of the force free organization of The Pet Professionals Guild and Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.
Robin loves attending seminars and workshops to continue expanding her knowledge of all things dog!
Below is a listing of some that have added to her knowledge.
The Cop and the Clicker - Whole Dog Journal March 2001
In the past she has attended the following partial list of
Classes, Workshops and Seminars:
Building a Successful Puppy Class Program - 2010 with Gina Phairas and Veronica Boutelle
The Case for Bite Hierarchies - 2010 with Cara Shannon
ClickerExpo! - 2010
The Introduction to Canine Freestyle and The Next Step with Judy Gamet - 2009
Canine Behavior Assessment (shelter dogs) with Pro K9 Academy - 2007
ClickerExpo! - 2004
Clicker Training with Steve White - 2001
Tools of the Trade with Corally Burmaster - 2001
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T.) annual conference - 1999
Clicker Magic! with Karen Pryor - 1999
Chicken Clicking workshop with Marian and Bob Bailey 1998
Can you use All Positives in a Group Class? with Leslie Nelson - 1998
Crossover Training, the Switch to Positive Discipline with Trish King - 1997
Proof Positive with Ted Turner, Patty Ruzzo and Leslie Nelson - 1997
Motivational Obedience, the Positive Approach with Sheila Booth - 1996
Veterinary Assisting - 1995
Shasta Splash Dogs, board member - current
The Pet Professionals Guild - current
Association of Animal Behavior Professionals - current
Vice-president of Northern California Dog Training Club 2002
Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T.) 1997 - 2001
Volunteering and Donations:
Sponsorship and Scholarship committees for A.P.D.T. 1998 - 2001
Donated 1 (one) free hour of dog training to City of Redding Pet Appreciation Day 1998
Donated board and train puppy manners for Anderson Police K-9 fund raiser - July - October 1996
2(two) free hours dog training to Carter House Museum fund raiser 1995
Employment with other organizations:
Haven Humane Society – dog trainer 2008 – 2009
Ten Oaks Retrievers – dog trainer 1995 - 1996