22 Days: Weave, weave, weave!
Today I worked with Diesel on his weave pole training. I use Susan Garrett’s 2×2 method to train weaves – this is a great training method that builds a solid foundation by reinforcing directionality with entrances at any and every angle and distance. I believe that this is Diesel’s 8th day of weave pole training (unfortunately April showers had caused some breaks in our training schedule!). Now that I can send Diesel to the weaves from any angle and distance, we are going to start working on increasing speed and adding an obstacle before and after the weaves to work on collected entrances. I am hoping that Diesel will make his agility debut this summer, so we’ve got an exciting goal to work towards!
And here are some clips from today’s training session. Diesel’s reward is his tennis ball – as soon as he commits to hugging the last pole, I toss his ball down the reward line (imagine the weave pole base extended indefinitely). This is why he races past the camera … and also why I almost hit the camera in the first clip haha! Hopefully I will have a weave pole monster in the near future 🙂