Our Fun Focus Play – Hoopers Classes are a great introduction to this exciting new dog sport.
Do you struggle to keep your dog under control when he’s running free?
Are you fed up of having to call him continuously and he still doesn’t come back?
Would you like to have fun with your dog while building fantastic focus on you through play?
What is Hoopers?
Hoopers is a low-impact fast-paced dog sport, which came over from the USA to the UK in 2017, this latest dog sport is taking the UK by storm.
In this game, you and your dog must complete flowing courses of hoops and low-impact equipment, like tunnels and barrels. You can either run with your dog or you can choose to handle your dog from a distance.
Who can Play?
Any Dog Can Play, the smallest and biggest dogs can join in the fun. Canine Hoopers is an all-inclusive sport and caters for dogs and handlers of all abilities, including those less mobile.
What will Hoopers classes do for me and my dog?
You will learn how to control your dog off lead, making your walks together more enjoyable.
Your dog will learn self-control and enjoy the mental challenge.
Your dog will learn to focus and take direction from you.
But most important of all: You will have fun, training and playing with your dog.
What training methods are used to teach Hoopers?
Positive force-free reward-based methods are used to teach the skills required to complete the hoopers courses. No verbal or physical corrections are allowed.
What, Where, When?
Classes are limited to 4 dog and handler teams per session.
All our Hoopers courses and classes are held at:
Milborne St Andrews Sports Ground.
NEW for Spring 2023 Saturday Morning Hoopers Classes.
Next Hoopers Foundation Course start dates:
Saturday 8th April 2023 at 11:15 am
Tuesday 4th April 2023 at 2 pm
Book the Hoopers Foundation Course
For our other Hoopers Classes please see the below information:
Our Improvers Hoopers class runs on Tuesday from 12:45 pm – 13:45 pm. This class is suitable for anyone having completed a Hoopers Foundation Course and those transferring from Agility to Hoopers.
We also offer a Puppy Hoopers Course for pups over the age of 6 months for details please visit our Hoops and Pups Page.
All our training is at our Outdoor Venue.
Choose from one of these three options:
Hoopers Foundation Program
8 week course – 1 hr each week
Exclusive welcome pack.
3 Months Access to the Hoopers specific pages on our membership site, containing valuable resources such as training videos showing foundation body awareness exercises, warm-up and cool-down games to protect your dog from injuries, instructional videos on basic hoopers skills that you can practice at home.
Hoopers Foundation Plus
As Hoopers Foundation Program
Plus a 30-minute one-to-one hoopers training session added to help you get the best start on your Hoopers Journey.
Fun | Focus | Play® Hoopers Class
Continue your Hoopers Journey after you have completed our Hoopers Foundation Course, learn new handling skills and take your dog to the next level.
Continued access to the Hoopers Specific pages on our membership site.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.