Hoopers is a fantastic, all inclusive dog sport. It is similar to agility in that you and your dog can compete against others whilst running a course.
But compared to agility it is much gentler on joints and so is better for older dogs any with health concerns and large/giant breeds. There are no jumps but instead a course consists of hoops which your dog runs through, barrels they go around and tunnels. On a course there are no sharp turns either!
As you progress in training Hoopers focuses a lot on distance control, which is about asking your dog to run the course whilst you don’t! This means they are using their brains more, have more confidence and it’s more fun for both of you!
Hoopers Bronze Class is suitable to start for any dogs who have completed their Life Skills course and are over six months of age. You and your dog can do this as well as doing agility (many will do both!). You can progress through the bronze, silver and gold courses and then join our regular Hoopers Club!
- Dr Katie Friel-Russell BVSc APDT PGDip MRCVS is an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK instructor
- Maximum of four dogs per class
- Force-free training
- Progressive Levels
- Can cater for al physical abilities for dogs and humans!