Thank you to everyone who commented on my weave pole post the other day. Perhaps we should have our own little weave pole forum. I appreciated all your suggestions, encouragement, discouragement and bits of sanity. Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking.
I never thought we "had a problem" with weave poles, until some else mentioned their dog starting slow and getting faster as being a problem. Suddenly, I had a problem.
The problem was me wanting something to fix, even though there was nothing broken.
Today, I went out in the yard, with 12 poles, a couple jumps and Oreo's favorite ball. No clicker, no treats, no random rewards. Here's a video.
I think you'll see what you all knew anyway.
My dog thanks you for setting me straight.
Playtime is soooooo much better than training.
Greg said that his border collie, Skye, does the poles in 2.5 seconds! Impressive! Of course, now I will be timing Oreo's weaves. Watching the video, I figured Oreo was doing them in about 4 seconds (my hip Dad will double check, he doesn't go anywhere without a stopwatch). Not too shabby, especially since the grass was wet, and covered with some leaves already. Oreo did slip a bit in that first pass.