Weave Poles 201

2 x 2 Method

No prior weave pole training required

Dog must be at least 14 months old – growth plates should be closed

Prerequisite – Clicker/Marker and Shaping behavior training

(Links below to both types of training)

This class will consist of a maximum of 5 handlers and their dogs. It will meet for 40 minutes twice a week. It will be based on Susan Garrett’s 2 x 2 weave pole training. We will watch Susan’s DVD and use her training techniques.

The best way to learn 2 x 2 weave poles is to practice them 3 times each day for very short periods of time. Having access to 2 x 2 weave poles and the DVD would be extremely beneficial. 2 x 2 weave poles can be purchased.* Stick in the ground poles can be made at home. WDTC club members who are key holders will have access to both the 2 x 2 poles and the DVD at the WDTC facility.

The goal of the class is that your dog is weaving 12 poles in a row by the end of the 6 weeks class.

Clicker/Marker Loading & Training:

http://www.training-your-dog-and-you.com/Charging_the_clicker.html

Shaping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y10MTi2cL04

 

Weave Poles 301 – Proofing Entries

2 x 2 Method

Successful completion of 2 x 2 Weave Poles 201 required – dog must be consistently performing 12 poles in a row

This class will consist of no more than 8 handlers and their dogs. It will meet for 40 minutes twice a week. It will be based on Susan Garrett’s 2 x 2 weave pole training.

The best way to proof weave poles and weave pole entries is to work them in different locations. Having access to 2 x 2 weave poles and the training DVD would be extremely beneficial. 2 x 2 weave poles can be purchased.* Stick in the ground poles can be made at home.

 

WDTC does have a club member who builds 2 x 2 weave poles. They can also be purchased on line.