INTRODUCTION TO HOOPERS - Foundation Workshop
For any age of dog - this includes puppies!
Canine Hoopers is a new and upcoming dog sport in the UK.
It is low impact, so is suitable for dogs of all ages (including puppies!), and uses equipment which is accessible for dogs of all sizes, from mini to giant!
The basic equipment comprises of hoops, big 80cm diameter tunnels, and barrels to run around. Hoopers courses are designed to encourage distance handling which is great for handlers of all abilities - no sprinting is required!
This 2-hr workshop provides a fantastic introduction into the new and upcoming sport that is Canine Hoopers, covering all of the foundation techniques you need to be able to progress onto our Hoopers Beginners Course.
The workshop will be taken by Emma Cowie-Shaw who qualified as an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor in 2018.
During this workshop you will be introduced to the different types of equipment involved with Hoopers, and will learn all of the foundation flatwork techniques needed to be able to progress in the sport.
For your dog to be able to attend these classes, the only requirement initially is for them to be able to cope in a group environment and to be able to focus on their owner when carrying out practical exercises. We will teach you everything else!
If you have a dog that hasn't completed any group training sessions before, we are more than happy to arrange a 1-2-1 training session to ensure your dog will be able to cope in the group classes if you have concerns.
What will you learn during the workshop?
- Left and Right directional turns
- Front and Rear Cross techniques
- Building forwards drive
- Start line behaviours: Creating a strong wait
- Start line behaviours: Adding a release cue to the wait
- Introducing the Hoops
- Progressing to multiple Hoops
- Introducing Tunnels
- Introducing Barrels
£35 for the 2-hour workshop
UPCOMING WORSHOP DATES:
- The next workshop will take place mid-January on a Sunday at 10:30pm - 12:30pm at Brookfield Equestrian Centre - indoor arena, Brindle, PR6 8PG.
CONTACT US if you would like to book onto our next workshop.