Imagine the pace and excitement of agility but with a gentler, free-flowing course and you have hoopers.
Hoopers is a sport that tests you and your dog to work together to navigate a course of hoops, barrels and tunnels. Courses have no tight turns or sudden stops and no jumps or contacts so it is a lower impact activity than you might see on an agility course.
Most importantly it is fun, and because it all happens at ground level it is suitable for young puppies and elderly or disabled dogs – assuming they are otherwise fit, healthy and capable of course!
Learning Hoopers builds a strong relationship between you and your dog. Hoopers encourages a handler to work at a distance from their dog so your dog learns to really pay attention to your body and voice cues.