Poles Information Page...
Here you will find commonly asked questions and shipping
information for the various weave poles we sell. Drop us a line if you have any
ideas, we'd love to hear from you!
"How many poles should I start off with?"
Weave Poles are usually and minimally sold in sets of 6 (6 or 12). You will want to
start training with 6, and when your dog has mastered this many, you can then
make it 12. In the beginning level of agility competing, 6 poles are
used. In the middle and advancing level, 12 is used.
Q. "Is the
distance between poles always the same, regardless of dog size?"
A. Yes, the pole distance is always the same, regardless of what size dog uses them. Allowable distance between poles, on various weave sets, can range from 19" to 24". It is best to spread them out to about 24".
thickness are your poles?"
A. 1" outer
diameter, 3/4" inner diameter. (Our wire guides clip on all our weave
do the PVC weave sets compare to Competition Weave Poles?"
A. Competition weaves
have bases that are made most often of flat steel or aluminum. This adds more weight to the
set. The poles are fixed (with only a little bit of flex)
Q. "Which Weave
Pole Set should I get?"
The least expensive and simplest set. They push into the ground. Not
recommended, however, if you have poor ground such as sand, or very rocky soil.
PVC Weaves with Fixed Base
This is our most popular style, and we recommend this set if you are just
starting off, and your budget won't allow for a competition set. It is for
practice only. The poles are fixed (glued straight up and down) which is
better for large and fast dogs (though our Competition Weaves, listed below, are
best of all for this). The optional wire
training guides are great used on this set.
PVC Weaves with Slanted-Poles
This is like the set above, but, the poles can be slanted for training beginner
dogs ... similar to a "weave-a-matic" style. If you have a big or rambunctious
dog, however, the above set is better (or the Competition Weaves).
PVC Weaves - Channel Method
This is a training-only set that is growing in popularity, but the set is more
complex, and just a bit more money than the above sets.
AKC 24" Competition Weave Poles
Competition quality for AKC, USDAA, and CPE trials! Flat aluminum base with rigid fixed poles for serious practice work and competitions. Recommended for the fast and furious. Can also be used for training beginner dogs using the 2x2 training method.
USDAA 21" Competition Weave Poles with Steel Base
Flat steel base with rigid fixed poles for serious practice work (and competitions). Recommended for the fast and furious. Can also be used for training beginner dogs, especially when paired with our clip-on wire guides (below).
A versatile, full-fledged competition weave pole set that easily converts into two different training sets, a "channel set" or a "2x2 set." This is the ultimate 3-in-1 weave pole set.
These clip-on wires attach to ANY of our weave poles. This is a specific
training method used by many trainers, and one that we particularly like around
here because they are so easy to use.
I get a Practice Weave Set, will my dog have a problem with the round pipe on
While it's true that Competition Weaves have flat bases, it is still something
that a dog can feel with their feet. A Competition set CAN have up to a
3/4" thick base (allowable by AKC). On the PVC Sets, the poles are
only 1" round. So in our opinion, while the Competition Set is best
of course for anyone serious in this sport, the base on the Practice Set will
not slow your dog down.
questions? Please feel free to email
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