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4-H clover 4-H dog project

Practice leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork as you train your dog to compete in a 4-H dog show. 

What can you do?

In the dog project, you can:

  • Learn how to care for and train a dog.
  • Explore careers that involve working with dogs.
  • Compete in a 4-H dog show.
  • Discover breeds, grooming, health and nutrition and responsible breeding practices.

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Dog showcase resources

You can choose to compete with your dog in agility, obedience, rally or showmanship.  Start at your county showcase, and if you do well, you could make it to the Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show, held every September at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. 



Sharon Davis, davis051@umn.edu, 507-369-6896

Reviewed in 2020

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