Did you know hooper, this new discipline offered by Chartres Education and Canin Sports?

Hoopers (in French). It is the name of a new movement, which is from the United States, brings together dogs and owners, and which has become popular in Europe. The association Chartres Éducation et Sports Canins has therefore decided to integrate this discipline into its program, which already includes agility, obedience and flyball.

The president, Yohan Compper, presented it on Saturday June 11, 2022, to his forty members, at their 3,000 m2 site located on rue Hubert-Latham, in Chartres: “The hooper has no jumps. Obstacles are semicircles through which the dog must pass. He had to move around with guns. »

Puppies and elderly dogs, including the sick

The course does not include any tight turns or palisade. The animal crosses short tunnels (1 meter) and long (80 centimeters), without having to turn. And he wore nothing between his teeth. All are designed to prevent dogs from getting tired of strenuous exertion or hurting their joints. A sport that allows the quadruped to maintain his physical shape, his mobility, and his mental health.

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The hooper, under the driver’s command, is aimed at very specific categories of dogs, as Valérie, the treasurer points out: “For puppies and old or sick dogs, because there are no barriers. It’s also a boon to a driver who can’t walk much. Because this activity requires no effort: “The master guides his dog from a distance. It should remain in the space of 5 m2. »

Time penalties

The association’s volunteers continued the morning with other disciplines, especially the long -awaited agility. The course, physically, 220 meters, for dog categories A, B, C and D, consists of hurdles with a bar between 30 and 60 centimeters in length depending on the drought of the dog, a height low tunnel, a slalom twelve. poles and a crossing of a tall palisade. In this, the dog, at the bottom, should place a paw in the red zone at the bottom (90 centimeters in length) and therefore not jump too high.

“Each mistake is punished by increasing the time. A refusal of an obstacle, a left door or a fallen bar as well. A fast dog with many mistakes is more punished in his classification than a single one. a slow dog with no mistakes, ”said Julie Noury, member.

A deaf dog

Some agility workshops are practiced by a puppy that has already finished growing so that its joints do not weaken. It can start with simple tunnels. “You have to work on playful games, always be positive, with a treatment reward if the exercise is successful. You have to know how to” read “your dog, seek to cooperate with him”, added member.

Education is another important activity within the association, offering tailored foot recall sessions, off-leash walking … Flyball also has its followers within the association, including Julie Noury: “It practices teams of 2 or 4 dogs, in the relay.A dog has to cross 4 hurdles, then push the board to release a tennis ball.He catches him in the middle of the flight and crosses the obstacles again to join the dog on his team taking turns. »Supporting the demonstrations.

Guy, a teacher, exercised with his dog Flambeur, a 12-year-old English Cocker Spaniel: “He was deaf for 4 years. I guide it by my movements and the movements of my body. »

Thierry Delaunay

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