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Class Training

Come and learn in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of a 100-acre working farm with our qualified and experienced trainers.

Our superb facilities include an indoor training room, enclosed outdoor paddock, and acres of farmland. Classes run all year round – with daytime, evening and weekend sessions available.

Our superb facilities include an indoor training room, enclosed outdoor paddock, and acres of farmland. Classes run all year round – with daytime, evening and weekend sessions available. Our small class sizes (maximum six dogs) and crew of enthusiastic assistants ensure you’ll receive all the help you need. Over 1500 dogs and their owners every year can't be wrong! We encourage you to bring the whole family, including children, to help everyone learn together. However please bear in mind that training takes place outdoors on a working farm, so may not be suitable for very young children or for those who dislike cows, muddy puddles or rain! If you’re not sure which class would be the most appropriate or whether your dog could cope in a class environment, feel free to give our friendly team a call and they’ll be happy to advise you. (Please note that we do not generally offer refunds without at least five clear working day's notice of the course start date unless under exceptional circumstances - this does not include female dogs who come into season.)

Hoopers workshop – Beginners/Novice – Sunday 14th April 2024 @ 9.30 am

38 2 Hours

This two-hour workshop is for agility dogs who are new to Hoopers or for those who have already started and are working at short distances.

Hoopers workshop – Intermediate/Advanced – Sunday 14th April 2024 @ 11.45 am

38 2 Hours

This two-hour workshop is for dogs already competing at Hoopers, working at distances over full courses.

Hoopers workshop – Beginners/Puppies – Sunday 14th April 2024 @ 2.15 pm

38 2 Hours

This two-hour workshop is for dogs and puppies over six months of age who are new to Hoopers.

Protected: Beginners Agility – Thursday 22nd February 2024 @11.00 am

7 months + 96 8 weeks

Perfect for those looking to start out or for dogs needing to burn off extra energy!

 

Protected: Improver Agility – Thursday 29th February 2024 @ 10:00 am

7 months + 96 8 weeks

Open to dogs already familiar with all agility equipment.

Puppy Training – 8 Months And Under – Tuesday 19th March 2024 @ 7:00pm

Under 8 months 132.00 6 weeks

Opportunity to train amongst our friendly farm animals (weather and daylight permitting)

Puppy Training – 8 Months And Under – Wednesday 28th February 2024 @ 5:30pm

Under 8 months 132 6 weeks

Opportunity to train amongst our friendly farm animals (weather and daylight permitting)

FAQs

Five working days.

Generally, it is not possible to offer a refund after the course has started, the only exception to this is if we have someone else to take your place.

As we rarely have classes running concurrently this is not generally possible. If we do happen to have started two courses on the same week, it may be possible for you to attend on a different day, however only if there was a spare space as do not exceed the class number limit which for most classes is six.

Regrettably, your dog will be unable to attend should they become unwell or into season. We do encourage you to come along to class to see what is being taught so that you can practise at home.

Only if the dog is known to that person and they have either attended the other lessons or practised the exercises taught during the course.

The Centre has both indoor as well as outdoor facilities. Therefore, if the weather is particularly bad i.e. heavy rain or extreme heat, your class will take place indoors. This does not however apply to agility which only takes place outdoors. If the decision is made to cancel an agility class due to extreme weather, you would be contacted as soon as the decision has been made.

We encourage all members of the household to attend. This includes children, all we ask it that they do not distract the other puppies/dogs. (Any children under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.)

A class environment is not ideally suited to address these issues. If you are unsure if your dog could cope in this situation, please contact the Centre staff who can advise you.

Yes. However, we would not recommend that you attend two courses that run back to back as two hours of training would be too long for most dogs.

All our courses are available to view and book online via our website. We will also make recommendations to you before you finish the course you are on, with regards to which one to join next.

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