Fancy footwork required! One of the fun newer agility NADAC games is called Hoopers, which utilizes a series of ground-level obstacles called Hoops. Instead of physical dexterity, the challenge of Hoopers is entirely focused on the ability of the handler and the dog to work together as a smooth flowing team. Creating efficient paths between hoops is a matter of skill and strategy! Hoops are wonderful training aids as well, because you can use them to train puppies basic directional cues before they're old enough to jump. Older dogs can also greatly extend their agility career with these safe no-impact obstacles. Easy to transport and set up, it's easy to create endless games and sequences with hoops, and if you are more experienced in the sport, you'll never run out of ways to enhance your communication skills and refine your handling lines with hoops!
Our hoops are made to the specifications required by NADAC. They allow either full hoops, or half "arched" hoops (such as we sell). We like the arched hoops because the dogs never mistake them as tire jumps, and (bonus!) can also double as contact zoners at the bottom of contact obstacles (to help control a dog's straight descent on a-frames and dogwalks). The hoops are 34" wide x 36" tall and made of sturdy UV-resistant plastic piping. We offer them as single units, or you can save money by buying them in sets of 3 or 6. We also offer an optional carrying bag for transport.
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