Archive for March 2010

Episode 2-Primitive And Other Wools/Introduction To The Training Levels

March 22, 2010

We are now on iTunes!

Click here to listen to Episode 2

Primitive,  Double Coated, and “Hair” Wools

Types of Sheep From Sheep 101 website.

Breeds of Livestock/Sheep Part of Oklahoma State University extensive archive of domestic animal information.

Training Levels

Sue Ailsby’s Website Both her dogs and llamas.

Training Levels The main link to the information about the Training Levels.

Yahoo Email Group For The Training Levels An email based group where you can email back and forth with other people also working on the Training Levels with their dogs.

Level 1 Here are the behaviors and expectations for level 1.

Sue Ailsby’s Training Rules Good reading.

Training Levels Tracker An online source for keeping track of your training progress.  You can create an account and join in the fun.

Link to spread sheet to keep track of your training. This is in Google Documents.

The program for record keeping for the iPhone and the iPad Touch is called See Spot Sit and yes there is a cost for it 😦

You can contact me at clickspin at gmail dot com or as Ellenspn on Ravelry as well as leaving a comment on either iTunes or here on the blog.

The music for this podcast is  Smiling South by Brian Kelly and is courtesy of Music Alley.


Episode 1-About Rayon/What is Clicker Training?

March 8, 2010

Episode 1 <-Click here to download episode.


Rayon Manufacturing Process A technical discussion of the history and manufacturing processes for rayon.

FTC Article Concerning “Bamboo” Rayon Article from the US Federal Trade Commission concerning the marketing and label of “Bamboo” rayon fibers.

Clicker Training

Patches, 1990-2007, the dog who started it all with me.   Here she is pictured at 13 years old enjoying a cool morning.  She was a red merle Australian Shepherd.

Glossary of Clicker Training Terms Definitions of terms you will hear as you read about operant conditioning and clicker training.

Clicker Training Primer An introduction to clicker training from the ClickerSolutions Yahoo Group.

Overcoming Fear Of The Clicker Very important if you have a sound sensitive dog.  Believe me, it’s not fun to watch the dog run away the first time you click.

Training Levels-Sit Here is the link to explain how to lure a sit for the level 1 and the requirements to “pass” the level 1 sit.  There is also the information about training the sit through all the levels.  Don’t let the higher levels intimidate you, right now we are just concerned about getting your dog and you comfortable with using the clicker to train.

The music is Smiling South by Brian Kelly and is courtesy of Music Alley.

Episode 0.1-The Obligatory Intro

March 1, 2010

This podcast will cover various areas of handspinning and about clicker training your dog yourself  by following Sue Ailsby’s Training Levels.

You can PM me on Ravelry.  My userid is ellenspn or you can email me at clickspin at gmail dot com.

Please excuse the strange rustling noises.  My Australian Shepherd puppy Masi was “helping” me.

Episode 0.1