Agility and Hoopers

Dog Training

Need help with your dog's agility or hoopers training? 


Hoopers Courses



Hoopers Foundation Level

Ideal for dogs from 8 months upwards. It has minimal impact on limbs and joints. The courses consist of hoops, barrels, large short tunnels.

In the course we break down each piece of equipment using targeting techniques we teach each canine team how to use each piece. You and your canine team will then build the pieces of equipment together. Learning how to send your dog round the course is the final part and of course having fun. 

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Who can benefit from our Agility courses?

  • We offer dog agility training at different levels, as well as 1-to-1 training sessions.

  • Suitable for all dogs. Must be at least 9 months of age to start (this depends on the size of the dog so we ask you to wait until they are 12 months old).

  • Held at our Training & Behaviour Centre in Hope Under Dinmore, Herefordshire

Foundation Level

  • This involves an introduction to the skills and behaviours required
    to enable a successful agility career. We cover agility specific body
    awareness and confidence exercises, introducing you to key agility
    handling behaviours.

  • We include exercises to help you work on focus and drive, and
    implement a successful reward structure.

  • At this level, any equipment is used as a prop only.

  • An 8 week training course

Beginner Level


  • Following on from the foundation course, the beginner level introduces you to agility equipment and handling. We can help prepare you for your first competition, if required.

  • All agility equipment is taught in stages to ensure the dog understands the behaviour needed for each obstacle.

  • You will develop basic handling skills and learn how to correctly sequence obstacles.

  • A 6 week training course.

Dog Contest