Canine Hoopers UK Accredited Instructors are the best in the business! As individuals they have been put through their paces during our intense courses and thoroughly assessed on multiple factors. Only those instructors who can demonstrate the high standards of training we require become Accredited to Canine Hoopers UK and they wear the Accredited Instructor badge with pride.

Our instructors courses are accredited by OCN London. 

We are fully committed to making high quality tuition accessible in all areas of the UK and all of our instructors use only force free, modern training techniques. All of our instructors welcome dogs large and small, young and old and will always make provisions for those who need a little bit of extra space or understanding.

If you’re looking for an Accredited CHUK Instructor please click Find an Instructor

If you think you have what it takes and would like to offer the very best hoopers training to your clients then we’d encourage you to become an Accredited Instructor by attending one of our comprehensive instructor training courses.

We are the UK’s premier provider of Canine Hoopers Instructor training and our courses have been specifically written for the sport and are Accredited to OCN London, as well as being recognised and supported by The British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. All courses are delivered by our in house trainers who are not only qualified instructors but also have many years experience in writing and delivering training, in coaching and also as assessors across a wealth of industries. Their passion and enthusiasm for the sport and accessible training is infectious and our courses are designed to set you in the best stead for your teaching journey, whatever your start point.

Being an Accredited CHUK Instructor is a wonderful way to offer a new, dynamic and exciting sport to your clients as well as attracting new clients in your area. You’ll be part of a close knit support network and well poised to help develop the sport in the UK. You will also benefit from free advertising opportunities, the chance to represent CHUK at events, exclusive merchandise, special offers on equipment and discounts on training and workshops. There’s no ongoing affiliation fees, all we are interested in is having talented, approachable instructors out there teaching hoopers and ultimately changing dogs lives for good! All of our instructors are committed to their own on-going personal development and attend a CHUK specific CPD day within every 12 month period, ensuring that they can always deliver the most up to date training.

OCN Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructors Course – Level 1

So you want to teach Canine Hoopers? Love this fabulous low-impact sport and want to bring it to your area? Are you looking to further your own knowledge and help others to progress along the way? Here’s how to bring a whole new world of fun to your students!

Take a deep dive into the world of Canine Hoopers with our 2 day instructors course! Join us as we explore the sport of hoopers, looking at the different core exercises, why we teach them and how we teach them, learning flatwork exercises (pre-equipment), teaching equipment skills, applying our flatwork skills onto the equipment, advancing our skills, course design, course building, design program, learning about Extra’s, awards schemes and tonnes of free resources as well as on-going support.

The instructors course is delivered through practical training and theory sessions with a final assessment. There is not a written test but you will be asked some questions as well as being asked to demonstrate your teaching skills. We only use positive, reward based, modern training methods.

The online training is delivered through video’s for you to watch, work through with your own dog and submit videos of you training your own dog/friends dog etc.

How will being an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor help me?

Canine Hoopers UK is the biggest and longest standing hoopers organisation in the UK, we are the ‘go to guys’ for anyone looking to take up hoopers, learn more about the sport or to compete. We have a network of qualified instructors across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and receive many requests on a daily basis for trainer recommendations. It could be your name that we are giving them! You will also offer your students the reassurance that you have completed a professionally accredited training course and are committed to your own personal learning and providing them with the best possible introduction to the sport.

What to expect:

The course is quite intense, we aim to provide you with all of the training techniques and methodology to teach Canine Hoopers within the ethos of CHUK, to a wide range of people and dogs from absolute beginners to Starters and Beginners competition levels. We do not expect you to be able to complete a Beginners level course by the end of the day, but we do expect you to demonstrate the ability to teach the foundation behaviours to progress a training group to this level. There are several key exercises that we will focus on from the very foundations and progress them to a more advanced level.

Does everyone pass?

As an organisation we pride ourselves on having a high standard of trainer carrying our Accredited status. If anyone isn’t to the standard we require then unfortunately they will not be awarded accreditation on the day, though we are skilled trainers and assessors and are looking for you to demonstrate the ability to train the exercises that we have worked through during the day and your knowledge of the methodology and foundation behaviours. We don’t expect you to deliver dynamic, polished performances straight off the bat, we do appreciate your head will be awash with new information, we just need to see that you’ll do things appropriately going forwards and that your training style and our ethos are a good fit for each other.

What happens after I pass?

You will become an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor and will receive a certificate to confirm this.

  • FREE listing on our ‘Find and Instructor’ Map. We get contacted on a daily basis asking us to help people find their nearest instructor by email and on social media. It could be YOUR details that we are giving them!
  • Use of the ACHUKI logo on your business materials/website/social media
  • FREE lesson plans – tried and tested lesson plans to help you hit the ground running with your classes
  • Ability to offer the Good Hoopers Award scheme in your club/training classes
  • FREE access to our Online ACHUKI Portal – a library of hoopers knowledge that you can access 24/7
  • DISCOUNTS with some of the main suppliers of hoopers equipment and hoopers related equipment
  • FREE on-going advice and support 24/7
  • Become an Apprentice level Judge for Starters level competition

After you have built up your clients you might also want to become an Advanced Instructor by attending and completing the Level 2 training, this is only open to Accredited Instructors who have passed the Level 1 course and have a proven working use of their Accredited Instructor status. All Accredited Instructors are required to attend a CHUK CPD training day within every 12 month period. This is to ensure our instructors have the most up to date information and that their knowledge and skills are refreshed and boosted.

This instructors course is the only recognised qualification for Hoopers Instructors.

We understand that like students, instructors aren’t all alike either. We offer our courses both online (where you can work through at your own pace) or in-person, so that you can find the best fit for you, and choose when, and how you want to progress your learning

Level 1  – For those offering Canine Hoopers UK training in their clubs at foundation level and building your customers up through Starters competition level.

  • You must attend a Canine Hoopers UK Level 1 Instructors Training course (2 days).
  • You must pass the Canine Hoopers UK Level 1 Instructors Assessment.

Level 2 – For those wanting to build on the foundations that they have been teaching for some time and to build on their offering, specifically working on distance handling and handling challenges, setting safe yet complex courses. Building your clients up through Novice competition standard and above.

  • You must have passed the Canine Hoopers UK Level 1 Instructors Exam to be accepted on the Level 2 Training Course.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a good working use of your Level 1 training and have been actively training hoopers to multiple dog and handler combinations for a reasonable time.
  • You must attend the Canine Hoopers UK Level 2 Instructors Training Course (2 days).
  • You must pass the Canine Hoopers UK Level 2 Instructors Assessment.

Interested in becoming an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor? Head to our available courses page to view all available course dates and to book your place.

 We hold Instructors Courses throughout the UK, if you have a suitable venue and would like to host a course please contact us with more information at


We now also have an ONLINE Instructors course due to demand outside of the UK. This course is also available to those inside the UK who would struggle to attend an in-person course. This online course has the same content as the in-person course and the same strict assessment process. For more information on the online courses click here.


Be assured in the knowledge that our Accredited Instructors course has been commended by one of the leading and longest standing professional canine educational providers in the UK.

Canine Hoopers UK working in Association with The British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers

Our instructors courses are accredited by OCN London