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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community without discrimination in five main areas: 4-H Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Health, Horticulture, and Small Acreage Management.

4-H DOG PROJECT   arrow

Designed for members who are interested in learning more about dogs, how to care for a dog, and how to train a dog in basic and advanced commands. The dog project is unique and is not meant to conform to AKC dog show or other professional standards.

MEET OUR TEAM!

We are ready to help and support you in your 4-H journey.

Anne Janicki (Volunteer)
Boulder County Fair Dog
Project Superintendent
Becky Tayefeh (Volunteer)
Dog Project Assistant
Brenda Kwang
County Specialist CSU Extension
4-H Youth Development Livestock & Animals
Boulder County

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IN THE KNOW

Hey Dog owners:

A contagious illness leading to upper respiratory infection in Colorado dogs has been linked to cases of severe pneumonia and, tragically, resulted in some fatalities. Let’s keep our furry friends safe by following these recommendations.

Check out the full details from the Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital. https://cvmbs.source.colostate.edu/respiratory-illness…/


UPCOMING EVENTS/TRAINING/WORKSHOPS/SHOWS


RECORD BOOKS/E-RECORDS

RECORD BOOKS/E-RECORDS:
4-H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. Record books have a few times to be checked on progress throughout the year:
1. June- your 4-H leader will be sure your books are started and up to date.
2. Prior to showing at the Boulder County Fair, your record books will be checked by your superintendent to be sure they are up to date and complete as can be in order to participate and show at the fair.
3. Dogs will use the Dog Record Book. Final Dog record books are due to be received at the extension office by the last Thursday in September. (please note: your 4-H Leader may need an earlier deadline for review and signatures.)

USEFUL INFORMATION

DOG PROJECT RESOURCES

Dog Project Resources

Manuals

All project manuals are received through the Extension office. These will be distributed to 4-H members through their organizational leaders (club leaders) after enrollment is complete. For more information on enrollment visit Join 4-H.

Training

Open to all 4-H Members enrolled in the Dog Project in any club in Boulder County.

Use these guides to determine which level of training you should compete and train in obedience, showmanship, or rally.

Obedience

2024 Obedience class description and score sheets coming soon!

Rally

Showmanship Study Guides

Fair participants will be given 5 of the 10 questions to answer. Correct answers are worth 2 pts each for a maximum of 10 points on the Showmanship scoresheet.

Dog-Showmanship-Handout

2024 GUIDES

Showmanship Score Sheet, updated 7.6.22

ANIMAL ID

In order to declare your project animal(s), Dog project members must complete an Animal ID on 4HOnline for each dog in their project.

Members showing at the Boulder County Fair or Colorado State Fair are only eligible to show the dogs they have ID completely (including required pictures/records) on 4HOnline by the deadline.

  • 4-H animal ID forms – DOG

DOG ADVISORY COMMITTEE