Online Good Hoopers Awards
Would you like something fun to do with your dog during lockdown. Keva Dog Training is glad to offer the Online Good Hoopers awards, Foundation, Bronze Silver and Gold. You must pass each one before moving onto the next, Do not worry if you do not have the equipment there is a list of things you can use instead. This is going to be great fun. You will need to send your videos to Keva Dog Training for comment and for the assessment to achieve your certificate. You can also apply to receive a rosette at an additional cost Canine Hoopers UK have launched their BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE ONLINE Good Hoopers Awards! You Tube Video FOUR different levels available! PLUS If you sign up before MIDNIGHT on 7th April, you will be entered into a PRIZE DRAW to win a set of 5 HOOPS!! Exercises utilising everyday household items to give everyone a training challenge achievable at home. Our qualified instructors will coach you through the exercises online Foundation level is suitable for pups from 10weeks old! The Foundation Level is just £15.00. PM me for more details. Happy Hooping!
Hoopers, agility without the jumps and weaves
Hoopers is a great new sport for dogs and handlers of all abilities. Agility is a great sport but can be too difficult for dogs with joint and mobility issues. Older dogs that are no longer able to run an agility class take readily to Hoopers giving them a job to do after their retirement from agility. Hoopers is great fun for pet dogs, giving them an outlet for excess energy, allows them to use their minds and builds a great relationship between owner and dog. It is also great fun for dog and owner. Hoopers is played through hoops, round barrels and across target mats, all of which are placed in a free flowing course without tight bends and turns. Hoopers is also great for owners who have mobility issues or who are perhaps not as fast and agile as they once were. It is much easier to handle your dog at a distance and is in fact encouraged as you get extra points for handling your dog at a distance. Hoopers is also great for children as it is easier to learn than agility.
Keva Dog Training is offering classes so people can learn Hoopers and have fun with their dog no matter how fit they are. As the courses are free flowing dogs which have joint problems or are older can also take part. The sport is designed to be inclusive to dogs and owners of all abilities. We do of course welcome fit young and fast dogs to class too. Canine Hoopers UK the association for Hoppers in the UK also promotes positive force free training using modern training techniques which means it fits well with the ethos of Keva Dog Training. Our trainer Valerie is an accredited trainer with Canine Hoopers UK. This qualification means she can now offer you and your dog the opportunity to advance your training and gain a Foundation award, a Bronze award and Silver award. Gold is on the way. You will receive a certificate and rosette when you pass the assessment. The first Hoopers course started running prior to Covid 19 and was proving to be both a success and great fun for all. Please see our training page for details of our next course once we are all out of lockdown.