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About the 4-H Dog Project

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.


Links/Quick References:

Dog ID on 4-H Online 
County Dog Project Trainings 2020Fair Showmanship Questions
County Dog Project Training ResourcesColorado State Fair 4-H Dog Show – Contest Requirements
4-H Dog Events CalendarCounty Fair 4-H Dog show – Contest Requirements

Upcoming Events

  • 2019 DOG SHOWS – County Fun Matches 
  • Fremont Dog Show Flyer 2019 – May 25 and July 20
  • Douglas County 4-H Fun Dog Shows – May 11 and June 22
  • Boulder County 4-H Dog – Fun Match

Dog ID on 4-H Online

** Deadline: April 24, 2020 **

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.

County Dog Project Trainings

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

Open county workshops for all dog members

Boulder County Training Placement Guide

Use the guide above to help determine which level of training in which you should compete and train in obedience, showmanship or rally.

County Dog Training Guidelines and Calendar

See link above for times and dates along with supplies lists and requirements of families, members, and dogs at county trainings.

County Dog Project Training Resources



2019 Fair Showmanship Questions (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.

2020 Fair – Dog Study Guides

Dog Advisory Committee


April 2015 – AgendaMinutes

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.