What is Hoopers?

Welcome to the exciting world of canine hoopers! This relatively new dog sport has been gaining popularity around the world in recent years, and for good reason. Canine hoopers combines agility, obedience, and teamwork between dogs and their handlers to create a thrilling and challenging experience for both.

Hoopers courses consist of a series of hoops, tunnels, and barrels that dogs navigate through in a specific order, with the guidance of their handlers. Unlike other dog sports, there are no jumps or contact obstacles, which makes it a low-impact activity suitable for dogs of all ages and sizes.

Not only is canine hoopers a fun way to bond with your furry companion, but it also provides mental and physical stimulation for them, helping to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Whether you are looking for a new challenge for you and your dog, or simply a fun way to spend some quality time together, canine hoopers is definitely worth exploring. So why not give it a try? You and your dog might just discover a new favorite activity!

Teaching Methods

At Barking Mad, we guarantee that all of our training methods are safe, backed by scientific research, and non-aversive. We use treats and toys to motivate your dog to learn, and we never coerce them into uncomfortable situations.

Our training program is tailored to your dog’s individual pace of learning. We understand that every dog is unique and may require more or less time to grasp certain concepts.

Our classes take place in a covered horse school arena that provides a safe and suitable flooring for dogs to run on. Additionally, we train regardless of the weather conditions, thanks to our indoor facility and proper lighting during winter

Hoopers Awards

We have created a series of fun and attainable awards to teach you and your dog the sport of canine hoopers. Our classes will guide you through each level, and upon completion, you will receive a certificate and rosette to commemorate your impressive accomplishments.

We offer a variety of levels, ranging from beginner to competition, ensuring that our awards are accessible to everyone. Our class price of £65 for six weeks includes teaching, assessment, and the Barking Mad Hoopers award.

If you and your furry companion are seeking a fresh and exciting challenge, don’t hesitate to contact us to reserve your spot.