Excellence in Weave Pole Training: Phase 2: the long-awaited 2-DVD-disc set, Susan Garrett’s 2×2 Weave Pole Training, 12 Poles in 12 Days.
Say goodbye to taking months to teach a dog to weave and enter 12 poles in 12 Days. Yes, you read that correctly, 12 poles in just 12 days. This video journal documents how Susan Garrett taught two dogs to weave from start to finish, all in a matter of few days, totaling less than 55 minutes of training time. Not quite believable is it? Especially if in the past you have struggled for months or even years with your own dog’s weave pole performance.
Well, believe it.
This 2-disc DVD set will allow you to witness not only how easily Susan trained her own young dog to weave from start to finish, but also how she worked through the 2×2 process with a “borrowed dog” with whom she had no previous experience. This unique instructional format allows the viewer to witness both the possibilities of amazing weave poles in a matter of days and how to work through the normal challenges anyone may encounter while training his or her own dog using the 2×2 method. Step-by-step instruction and methodically laid out demonstrations will show you not only what to do when things go wrong and but also how to push your dog when things go well.
You don’t need a big fancy agility yard to train in either. You can carry your own poles around in your car and training anywhere. Heck, some of my students have even trained 2×2’s in their living room!
Don’t wait until you get your “next dog” before you give 2×2’s a try. Get your DVD set now and see for yourself how remarkably easy all of this is. Train the dog you have today and turn him into the dog everyone envies tomorrow. Not only will you be impressed with the results you get from re-training your current agility dog, but you will also quickly become a 2×2 pro yourself, making the process even easier for you when you do get your next puppy.
And as if that isn’t reason enough to order, wait to see what is in store for you on disc two of the 2-Disc set! Games, to help those dogs that carelessly drive 1-3 in the poles, others to help build speed and confidence, plus 39 unique challenges you can throw at your dog to really test his understanding of weave pole entry and exits. Your dog will thank you for making this commitment to his future agility success by ordering your copy of Susan Garrett’s 2×2 Weave Pole Training DVD set today.
Regardless of whether you are a novice agility enthusiast just starting out in the sport, or a seasoned professional giving seminars yourself, this DVD set will change your approach to weave pole training forever!
Kellie Verrelli –
I have trained 2 non-traditional dogs (soon to be 3) as well as helped train 2 other people to use this method.
First I trained a Scottish Terrier to love her poles as well as a Giant Schnauzer. The best part of this method is the speed and understanding the dogs have – they can find entries, drive thru and work the obstacle without me – this allows me to get along down the line. My 2 friends both have Aussies and their weaves are amazing – they are fast and reliable with the one youngest being able to make incredible entries all the while doing it with speed and enthusiasm
Terry Smorch –
My first three agility dogs (Keeshonden Ramsey and Pixie, and Border Collie Remy) were taught the weave poles using the channel method with guide wires with good success. The method did take several months to teach basic
weaving skills and months after that to teach difficult entries and distance work.
I was introduced to the 2 x 2 weave pole method when I started training my Border Collie Presto. The method just seemed to make so much sense because the shaping process is straightforward and all the skills and proofing are built into the process from the start. The method seemed much more practical to me than trying to shape an entire set of weaves. I was thrilled with the how quickly Presto learned the poles using the 2×2 method and absolutely amazed at his understanding of difficult weave entries and independent performance. No doubt my future dogs will be trained using the 2×2 method.
Cathy Taylor & Brigs –
I used the 2 x 2 method with my young Sheltie “Brigs”. It was the first time I had tried this method – my older 2 dogs were taught by a combination of channel wires and slanted poles. I was amazed at how quickly Brigs clued in on the desired behaviour. It was very easy to get him going through 1 set of poles, and then when I added the 2nd set, he totally got it. He was weaving through 6 poles with speed and accuracy within 6 weeks. My older dogs had taken 6 months to learn how to weave. The method teaches the dogs independent performance and accurate entries right from the start, which is essential to be competitive in today’s agility world. One clarification with this method that really helped me and Brigs was clearly identifying (and using!)a consistent reward zone. What a difference that made! I have another reason for liking the 2 x 2 method… I don’t have my own agility field, but I could set up 2 sets of 2 x 2’s in my living room and have short little practices every day.
Sarah Mairs-Heaslip –
Having experienced the “Velcro” dog in the weavepoles, where they didn’t understand their job without me being in arms length, and heaven forbid I was OFFSIDE!!! I was more then excited to learn about Susan’s 2×2 method. At my first 2 x 2 clinic; within moments, my little mixed breed was looking to bend around the first set and drive to a second – I found myself encouraged to try all sorts of entries and he got them without a doubt. The melding to six straight poles was pretty quick and before I knew it, we were doing 12. I was hooked…….and have since trained all my dogs using this method.
The independent performance encouraged by the 2×2 is noteworthy hence; putting the full picture together can be quick. As long as you do your homework correct; this method is pretty bomb proof. From working on weave-a-matics that took a long time to get the “end” pic and still, I never developed the same level of understanding of entries……….it’s 2×2 all the way for my students and I.
Arlene Lehmann –
Five years ago I trained my first dog using the 2 X 2 method. He is
probably the most famous weaving dog in Canada! Pande is a Giant Schnauzer
and oversize for his breed. The enthusiasm and speed at which he attacks
the weaves necessitates that I carry extra weave poles to events to replace
those that he bends or breaks. At a Nationals Gamble his understanding of
how to weave was deep enough to allow him to complete the obstacle properly
a second time, even though a pole had spiralled off the base in the first
pass and was completely missing. We were awarded the points both times. I
wish I had a dollar for everybody who has said to me they wish their dog
weaved like mine 😉
Ever since I worked through the process with Pande, I have used the 2 X 2
method with all my students dogs. Without exception, I find 2 X 2’s to be a
quick, easy and fun way for handlers to teach their dog the complexities of
a very difficult obstacle. It’s the only way to go in my opinion! Thanks
Can’t wait for the DVD!!!!
Cassie Levy and Emma –
Thank you Susan!! I had previously trained Emma with weave-a-matics and although she was managing her way through the poles, she never really figured out a rhythm that worked and was still more or less just ambling through the poles. We started the 2×2 method and it really helped her to be able to understand how to find and drive to the next pole. The increase in her motivation for weaving was noticeably different within just a few sessions with the 2×2’s. This method helped her to understand the exercise of weaving much more thoroughly from the entry right through to the twelfth pole! And all this in an incredibly short period of time.
Lynne Schroeder –
Sticking with non-traditional breeds, I’m now training my highly distractible 1+year old Eskie pup, Ketch’um. Having become a convert to shaping, I have used Susan Garrett’s 2×2 method for weave poles exclusively. The results have been unbelievable, from any angle. To make a long story short, my primary challenge now with weave poles is finding increasingly creative ways to make Ketchum miss so that I can reinforce his correct entry. But wait, Susan’s ebook and DVD (I presume) provide lot’s of ideas for that as well. Bring on the weave poles!
Cindy Briggs –
Weave pole training has been an evolving skill at All Dog Playskool. I have trained many different methods over the last 10 years starting with channels and moving to guides. Since I have many students who compete and title, I am always looking for “new and improved” methods., Two years ago I saw the 2X2 method at Skills Camp and came home to teach Jody (15months old) her weaves. In a week she had amazing weaves with rear crosses and front crosses. When I realized I could also leave her in the weaves, I became a believer. The challenge came when I wanted to incorporate the 2×2 method into my agility program. I started with students who were ready to begin weaves in private lessons. The spectacular results encouraged me to challenge my instructors to test it out in classes. I was most encouraged when I took on students who were competing but the dogs weren’t making entries or the handler had to babysit the weaves, never able to get out ahead or fade away. Retraining went quickly and the dog seemed to say, “Why didn’t you tell me it was a series of gates!!” When my students go to trials they are not left trying to figure out an entry or approach to the next sequence because they have stay with the dog until the last pole. I love it when a student comes to me ready to do weaves, commits to a week of short lessons, and leaves with an understanding of how to challenge the dog in all aspects of the obstacle.