Hoopers

Hoopers is a low impact form of agility, with flowing courses making it suitable for nearly all dogs regardless of breed, age or physical ability. Obstacles consist of hoops, barrels, a contact mat, and wide straight tunnels, and the aim is to complete a course with your dog working independently a distance away from you.

I work with dogs and handlers from beginner level up to competition. My aim is always to give you the skills to work with your dog at a distance, but what that means will be unique to you and your dog, I’ll work with you as an individual. Owner or dog mobility issues are no problem as exercises can be adapted to meet your needs.

I am a Canine Hoopers UK accredited instructor, and am working towards being a Hooperholics UK instructor, I use methods and exercises from both these organisations as well as using my previous agility experience.

Classes are about having fun and building a bond with your dog. There is no pressure to compete, but I always aim to train to competition standard so that obstacles and exercises are safe for you and your dog, and so you’ll be prepared if you do decide to compete, as many of my current students do.

Classes

Sunday Afternoons

Paws4teaching at Dukes Paddock, Wellington. Classes for beginners and more experienced dogs.

Next classes start 26th July, spaces are available in beginners group. To book go to PAWS FOR TEACHING 

Monday 6.45pm & 8pm

SWAT Dogs at Coppice Gate Farm, Shapwick, TA7 9NT. Suitable for beginners and more experienced dogs. New classes starting August. To book email SWAT DOGS UK 

Wednesday Afternoons 

Little Orchard Dog Training, Gills Lane, Rooksbridge, BS26 2TZ. Classes working towards bronze or silver CHUK awards. The current block is full but keep an eye here for details of upcoming courses or check the LITTLE ORCHARD website.

Various Times Available 

Individual lessons - I can offer tailored lessons for individuals or pairs at select times during the week if you have a suitable training area. Please contact me for more information