I am a qualified reward based dog trainer offering highly recommended classes in Bramfield (near Hertford), Harlow and Hunsdon (near Ware).  I also offer extremely popular in-home training across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

Hoopers Agility at Harlow

So what is Hoopers Agility?  A low impact agility based sport where your dog runs through arches, around barrels and through short tunnels, it is a fun sport where distance handling is focussed on.  A great pre-agility sport, a great sport without landing impact or a sport for retired agility dogs.

Happiest Hounds Dog Training Hoopers Agility classes in Harlow are held on Friday afternoons for dogs who’ve previously completed a beginners hoopers course with me or are experienced agility dogs.  Classes are held in a fully enclosed, very large outdoor paddock.  The paddock we run Hoopers courses in has fantastic drainage so does not get too muddy with the rain.  Harlow classes are held at Pets’ Corner, Harlow Town Park, Harlow, Essex.

The classes are very small (just 6 dogs maximum) and are held in 6 week blocks.  Classes are affordable (just £60 for a 6 week block), reward based and fun.  Please email office@happiesthounds.com to join the waiting list for the Friday classes.

For beginners I offer Sunday afternoon workshops which are 1.5 hours long to introduce the basics of Hoopers.  There are video based tips to support the training too.  See below for the next available beginner workshop.

For advanced dogs that can’t make Fridays or commit to weekly classes, I offer advanced workshops on Sunday afternoons for 1.5 hours long per session.  Please email office@happiesthounds.com to be on the contact list for notifications of these workshops.

My Hoopers classes are highly recommended.  To join the waiting list for the next intake of Hoopers Agility classes or workshops, please email: office@happiesthounds.com

If you’d like to host me for a workshop, please do get in touch.  Whether it’s for your clients as beginners, seasoned agility pros or a group of instructors looking to add Hoopers to their classes, I have a tailored a workshop for you.  Enquire via: office@happiesthounds.com

Here’s what Tamsin Durston (experienced agility instructor at Trent Park Agility Club) had to say:

“Lou came to Trent Park Dog Agility Club to give a Hoopers workshop to our instructor team… friendly, supportive instruction tailored to individuals, a structured session plan that ran perfectly to time and covered a variety of exercises, dog’s welfare considered throughout and delivered with enthusiasm and kindness! Lou was warm, understanding and really knew her theory!! Couldn’t recommend highly enough… we all LOVED the session!”


Sunday Afternoon

Next Workshop:

tbc April 2020

2:30 pm (beginner)

Meet Lou Bater

Lou Bater, BSc (hons), APDT, UK (01275), ABTC Registered is an experienced reward based dog trainer and has enjoyed competing in an array of dog sports including Agility, Flyball and Canicross with her own dogs

“Louise from Happiest Hounds provides all the dog training you need with a friendly outgoing personality. She has worked wonders with ‘Bertie’ showing me what an intelligent dog he really is. The small classes are brilliant and you get lots of one to training. All for a good price too. I really recommend the classes”

— Sam and Bertie —