AKC weave pole spacing

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AKC weave pole spacing

Postby cjs » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:24 pm

Tonight we ran drills with the new AKC weave pole spacing at 24 inches.
At first Stomper was surprised...but very quickly corrected her stride but I noticed she stretched a bit more ...it will be interesting to see as the drills go on how she accomodates for the new spacing.

There was a longer dog and the new spacing really really helped his stride.

I wonder how it affect smaller dogs...it will be interesting to see.
Anyone try them yet?

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Re: AKC weave pole spacing

Postby Aubergine » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:50 pm

Apparently the AAC is going to be altering their spacing as well, which should be nice for the bigger dogs. The big lab mixes and mastiff mixes I train with have a pretty hard time with the poles as they're currently set. I don't think it will make a huge difference for the Nut in the long run. She does her own little thing with them but gets through okay. Spratley is still taking baby steps with weaves so he's a bit of a write-off :)

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Re: AKC weave pole spacing

Postby sammy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:54 pm

That is good news. Sammy has a really long back and would I think it would probably be easier on his body to have a bit of space. Now if I could just train him to slouch so he wouldn't have to jump 26"

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Re: AKC weave pole spacing

Postby PaulaS » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:18 am

I didn't know about the change. That's good.
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Re: AKC weave pole spacing

Postby yintzy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:51 am

I don't think the change is official yet, is it? I can't wait. Whisper loved those poles!

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Re: AKC weave pole spacing

Postby cjs » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:27 am

We have had them pop up already.


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