Good old channel
I keep getting questions on how I teach weaves... Well, with the good old channel (no wires/guides), of course! I just love channel, it gives me everything I want from my dogs' weaves - and it's just so much fun.
For me, weaves are the easiest obstacle to train: you just do some silly things while the dog is running through the channel to teach independence and throw the toy at the end, how hard is that? Time consuming? Well, that's why I'm in agility! - I like to spend time playing with my dogs! 🙂 Who cares if they get it in 10 or 20 sessions? We're having fun - so I don't even care to count it!
Here is a video of Bono and Gabi, my Puppy and Foundation class students, having fun with the weaves - and the greatest thing is that Gabi never did agility before and yet she succeeded to get THAT - pretty cool weaves huh?
Huh, you keep updating really often recently! 🙂 I like channel without guides too, because the dog just run and don’t have to slow down to think at what to do with the pole s/he has in front. And guides, I think you can go a bit faster at the beginning but then you need to work a lot on good wave without guides, so I think it’s easier to use no guides from start.
Or maybe I’m just saying it because I have no real agility equipment at home, so no guides=no bothering with buying/making them 🙂
Great job Gabi and Bono!
Thanks so much Ana, how is Aqua ?
Wow! what a great video -- thanks for posting it! I was trying to decide between stick in the ground and the “versa weaves” (if anyone has heard of them) with a limited budget and mainly my back yard to train. I am in no big hurry to get my dog trained 🙂 and this video convinces me that channel method and stick in the ground poles will work great and be the best investment for us too 🙂
Big thanks to Silvia, Gabi and Bono!
Cindy & Cosi
Yeah, all my dogs were trained on stick-in-the-ground poles too, channel poles are really unreasonable expensive.