Posted : 1/15/2009 8:48:30 AM
The funniest weave cue I've heard is "get your bunnies!" Then as the dog goes through the poles the handler just kept going, "bunny, bunny, bunny, bunny!" It is hillarious to watch.
I say either "go weave" or "weave it" and then, usually, "get it, get it, get it, get it" through the poles to encourage drive & speed (spoken in a high/fast voice).
I have never had any dog have a problem distinguishing between weave & leave. That said, you shouldn't name an obstacle until the dog already knows it -- so you shouldn't be telling your dog "go weave" until the dog reliably does at least 6 poles consistently in practice. Otherwise you could be naming a faulty performance.
I use the one finger point for my waits and start line stays -- I've never had my dogs confuse it with another cue like shake or wave. They really do learn that agility is entirely its own thing.