Dog 4-H Project Area
The 4-H Dog project area consists of three project manuals. Each manual covers three years of activities.
- The activities in Wiggles and Wags (Dog 1) relate to body parts, selection, correcting behavior, housebreaking a puppy, body language, controlling fleas, health care, grooming and training a dog to respond to seven basic commands.
- Canine Connection (Dog 2) explores dog web resources; breed origins; health, safety, feeding and parasite control; locating a missing dog; socialization; showmanship; and tricks.
- In Leading the Pack (Dog 3), you will share knowledge and skills as you learn how to plan and conduct a dog show, a showmanship clinic, a puppy training class and a skillathon as well as research zoonosis diseases, administer emergency first aid, explore dog laws and dog careers, and teach others about)
If a member completes the 9 years of project manuals, they can work with their county Extension professionals to determine their learning opportunities for their remaining 4-H years.
Each year, 4-H members should complete 7 activities in the project manual as well as the planning pages at the beginning of the manual.
There are not separate documents with the scoresheets for dog project series. Scoresheets
can be located inside the Record Guides on page 13.
Youth who has selected a Dog 4-H project typically are raising a dog as part of their project work. A project record guide is part of the animal science
Paper Record Guides
Electronic Record Guides
Dog-less Dog Project
If you enroll in this project area without an animal, check with your local Extension professional for approval and guidelines.
- Many youth in this project area will exhibit an animal at a 4-H pet show.
Poster, Story, and/or Model on one of the following topics: body parts, selection, correcting behavior, housebreaking a puppy, body language, controlling fleas, health care, grooming, or training a dog to respond to seven basic commands.
- Examples of Blue Ribbon Exhibits
How Do I Sign Up?
RECORD GUIDE -
/ YEAR 1 - WIGGLES AND WAGS
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WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
The bachelor of science program in Animal and Nutritional Sciences, is
designed to provide students with the academic requirements for entry
into professional schools or colleges of veterinary medicine.
- Medical Doctor
- Medical research