Small yard? Want a 4-H project involving animals? Try the 4-H Dog Project! In the dog project, participants learn about dog care and training. Beginners work on obedience and showmanship/conformation, while advanced handlers work on obedience, showmanship, agility and drill team or rally. Even though not all of the participants take their dogs to shows, everybody trains and practices like they are preparing to show.
So what if your dog is a mixed breed? That’s okay! The dog project group welcomes dogs of all breeds and ages, as long as they are fully vaccinated. This project offers you and your dog training and fun.
All new dogs must have up-t0-date shot records. A list of necessary shots can be obtained from dog project leaders. Once a dog’s shot records have been submitted and approved, the dog and handler may begin the beginner obedience class, which is required for all new participants. The six week class only happens in the fall, and is designed to teach the following: basic commands, social skills, and handling abilities. The handler and dog must pass thes kills test in order to participate in the other dog project classes.
For more information about the dog project group, or to get on the beginner class interest list, please visit the Events Sign-Up page or contact the 4H office at 936-539-7823.