We haven't trained in a while, so off we went (to the backyard) to train linear distance to the weaves. Oddly enough, at one end of the poles, Mika would pop at the fourth pole, but she could send beautifully to the set of 6 poles starting from the other end of the poles. Still, I was really happy with how she weaved all the poles starting at the other end, as I stood still behind the first pole. Good dog!
The weaves were separated in a 2" or 3" channel; when we train weaves in the backyard, I either angle the poles or put them in a slight channel to reduce stress on the body. Mika does enough straight weaves at trials, so I don't have her do a lot of them at home too.