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4-H clover 4-H Dog Project

Train your dog from home! 

See many more 4-H activities you can do at home.

What you'll learn and do

  • How to care for and train a dog
  • Leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork
  • Careers that involve working with dogs
  • Compete in a 4-H dog show

Topics include

  • Diseases
  • Breeds
  • Grooming
  • Health and nutrition
  • Responsible breeding
  • Service dogs and therapy dogs
  • Careers working with dogs

4-H dog events

Levels of learning

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Already enrolled in the 4-H Dog Project?

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Competitions

You can choose to compete with your dog in agility, obedience, rally or showmanship.  Start at your county fair 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. 

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Fairs and exhibits

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Future study

You could study veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota

Contact

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

Reviewed in 2020

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