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4-H clover Goodhue County Dog Project

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WHAT: Goodhue County 4-H Dog Training is a dog agility, obedience, showmanship, and rally obedience program in the spring/summer for youth and their dogs! The training is taught by 4-H Adult Volunteers who have expertise with dog training.

WHY: Through 4-H Dog Training, participants will learn basic dog obedience and agility skills and will get to teach their own dogs first-hand! Participants will learn to communicate with their dogs, respect each other and work together as a team, and will learn responsible dog ownership. Training will also cover care of dogs, feeding, dog facts, dos and don’ts, and much more! Best of all, participants will learn how to develop a positive relationship with their own dogs! At the end of the summer, participants will demonstrate what they’ve learned at the 4-H County Dog Show while being evaluated by a judge.

WHO: Youth in Grades K-13, Cloverbuds (grades K-2) must have
a responsible person in control of the dog at all times. This is
either an older youth or the parent/guardian. Cloverbuds may
participate in Obedience, Rally Obedience and Showmanship


April 28: Deadline - Dog ID Form due to the Extension Office - ID form must be in the extension office prior to first practice.
May 2: Orientation for new participants NO DOGS
May 9: Obedience, Rally Obedience and Showmanship training begins and continues every Tuesday at 6:30 pm at Cannon Valley Fairgrounds
May 15: State Dog ID deadline, due to Extension office
July 29 – Agility and Rally Obedience Show, Cannon Valley Fairgrounds
July 30– Obedience and Showmanship Show, Cannon Valley Fairgrounds

HOW : Register by completing the registration form. The cost is $20 per participant includes obedience, rally and showmanship. $20 per participant for agility.  Checks should be made out to Goodhue County 4-H. Registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received in the Extension office.


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