Way To Weave
The story of Channel weaves, our flagship product:
Weave pole training should be easy for the handler and safe for the dog!
Weaving is the hardest agility skill to learn. Proper training depends on having the proper equipment.
Many dogs learn to weave quickly with 2x2 sets. Some do well by seeing the whole picture laid out in front of them: a channel set of 4 or 6 … finally 12 poles. And all dogs eventually need to practice on a full, regulation set. Do you have to get 3 different sets to help your dogs learn and perfect their weaving skills? Not with our sets!Read more
Our Channel weaves aren’t just for channel method training. They’re also made for 2x2 training and can be used as regulation sets. We provide it all. And not in some flimsy, incorrect way, but with high quality, safe, strong and durable equipment. Weave poles that won’t confuse your dogs as they progress.
As Ace says,
"I confuse my dogs enough; I don’t need equipment that confuses them too!
For my second agility dog, I searched for good weave poles, but I couldn’t find any that did what I needed. Sure, I could get by with stick-in-the-ground poles for 2x2, but setting up a full set that way was time consuming and not the correct feel for my pup. Manufactured 2x2s looked unstable, with inconsistent tails, and no good way to connect a set. The channels I saw were even worse. Some had legs opposite where they’re supposed to be; some had 2 parallel bases; others used a snaky, accordion arrangement that makes the base look really weird.
The worst things I saw were channel sets with holes or slots in the legs or base. Or hardware sticking up right in the dog’s path. I shuddered at the thought of my pup running fast and getting a foot caught in one of those traps. I kept wondering, how could an infinitely adjustable pole support be solid and safe for dogs? The cantilever idea came to me in a dream! I started designing the next day, and now our Channels have several patents!
Since 2007, I’ve been hooked on manufacturing a safe and solid set of Channels that could also be used for 2x2 training, and as a regulation set. My design team has helped refine several generations, and now we can say we’ve created a great product. We’re still talking about how to make it even more perfect, but we feel proud of how well we’ve already achieved our goals. I hope you and your dogs enjoy our Channel weaves!"
Ace Russell, founder
The only Channel weaves that do all this:
- Independent pole positions: put each pole exactly where you want it
- Channels from 24" wide to in-line, easy twist lock screw (long-handled tool included)
- Durable, non-skid, 2x2 base units with rounded edges, clean lines, and hardware flush with surface
- Easy to nudge each pole in and out -OR- lock at any width, including in-line, no presets
- Single straight base, with legs always on the correct sides (#1 on the left, #2 on the right, etc.)
- 2-pole units with completely hidden connectors to make a full set of 12; perfect for 2x2 training in addition to Channel training and regulation sets
- Ultra-portable, medium weight, and rock-solid sets are easy to choose: 8", 16" or 20" connector-weights (3/8" thick steel)
- Stake holes are counterbored, meaning the top of the stake head is the same height as the top of the leg. Perfect fit for Spax Powerlag screws.
Non-skid powdercoated bases, powdercoated connector-weights, aluminum legs, stainless steel screws
- Sturdy and safe for your dogs
- Preferred by trainers worldwide (50 states, 5 continents)
- Made in the USA (East TN)
Use from the first day of training all the way to regulation weaves!
"I am loving your Channel weave poles! They have been a wonderful addition to our training regimen and they are so easy to transport. I throw them in my van and off we go to seminars, fun days … anywhere! I use them outside three seasons a year and they are not showing any rust or wear. Any poles I put on them fit perfectly! I plan on using this set for years to come. Thank you, Ace, for all your help!"
---Erin Schaefer, FCI World Team Individual Gold Medalist, AKC judge, UKI judge
"Thank you for the weaves!!!"
---Silvia Trkman, 3x World Champion, 5x European Open Winner, 22x National Champion, 19x World Team Member
Each set includes:
|12-pole set||6-pole set|
|2-pole base end units||2||2|
|2-pole base mid units||4||1|
|Screws and hex key||Y||Y|
|Choicer of base colors with matching screw heads||Y||Y|
NEW: Options for legs without stake holes. More info
PVC poles sold separately: blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow. Pairing or custom 'rainbow'.
This product works well on any surface, indoors or out!
Approved by AKC reps for use in official trials (but see our COMPETITION Weaves for the best regulation equipment).
All our weave pole products have 24" spacing between poles.
See Channel Parts for parts & tools available for Channel sets.
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US Patents 7,819,085; 8,181,605; 8,347,822; 8,875,661