Vicky's Pet Services


What is Hoopers?

Think about the pace and excitement of agility - but with a gentler flowing course that doesn't involve any jumping - and that's Hoopers! The courses consist of a series of hoops, barrels and tunnels. There are no tight turns or high-impact obstacles you might see on an agility course. 

Unlike agility where you run the course with your dog, the long-term goal of Hoopers is to distance handle everything. This means the owner stands still as the dog is directed around the course through hand signals and verbal cues. 

Why is it so popular?

The main reason - it's fun!

Lots of dog owners also like Hoopers because they feel it's safer and more suitable for some dogs, particularly older ones. The equipment is cheaper and easy to set up, making it more accessible for more people. 

Who is Hoopers suited to?

The joy of Hoopers is that it is truly well-suited to ALL dogs. The tunnels and hoops are typically 80cm across, making them large enough for big breeds and roomy for smaller ones.

Because the courses are ground level, they are suitable for young puppies and elderly or disabled dogs (who are otherwise fit and well), who can take part without any worries about damaging joints or bones.

What are the benefits of Hoopers?

Practising for Hoopers is a great way to improve the all important bond you share, which has knock on positive effects on your everyday life together. It can also be a way to help build confidence in your dog if he may be worried about other dogs, or people. 

When and where do you teach Hoopers?

Dog training field @ Headless Cross Scout Hut. B97 5BU. Click here for more details. 

Once we have completed the initial beginners course, can we continue training Hoopers?

Yes! We run Hoopers as an all inclusive club style format so you can keep enjoying the benefits it brings. You will progress at you and your dogs individual pace so there is no pressure to do more than you are ready for. 

How long is the course?

4 weeks x 1 hour sessions

much does the course cost?

£50.00 for the 4-week beginners course. Once complete, participants will be invited onto our follow-on course, 'Hoopers Plus' and then continue to our regular, ongoing training sessions.  

When does the next course start?

*Saturday 6th August @ 9:30am: Headless Cross Scout hut grounds (outdoor)

*No class 27th August, course finishes 3rd September

One place remaining      


How do I book a place?

1. Complete booking form below. Booking will initially be provisional.

2. An invoice will be sent via email to pay and confirm place on the course.

3. Payment must be received in full within 48 hours of invoice receipt otherwise      place will be released back onto website.   

4. A confirmation email along with important information to prepare for the course    will be sent before course starts.

Hoopers for beginners booking form

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T's & C's

*Full refunds can only be given for cancellations giving at least 7 days notice prior to course start date. Cancellations within 7 days of start date will be subject to a charge of 100% of fees paid unless place is re-filled up to 48 hours prior to start date, in which case a full refund will be given. 

*Course fees are not refundable for non-attendance. 

*COVID 19- Refunds will not be given for those needing to quarantine/self-isolate if notified within 7 days of course start date. Places also cannot be transferred to a later course unless re-booked and paid for again.