I know there are several ways to teach weaves, but I would like to know what methods have people used that have created consistent independent performance. I would like to be able to send my dog to the weaves from any angle and as far away as maybe 20 feet or so and still have my dog know that the job is to enter the first pole with their left shoulder first and continue on from there through all 12 poles without question. Ideally the method would also encourage bigger dogs to use a one footed style instead of hopping with both feet.
The best method I've used so far is the 2x2 method that Susan Garrett came up with. You can find the details here https://www.clickerdogs.com/2x2_weave_training.php
In the past I've used wires, cages, and "the weave pole dance" but those methods have taken much longer to train and I think that the entries are especially strong with the 2x2 system compared to these other methods.