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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.

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About the 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.

Welcome to the Boulder County 4-H Dog Project!

Boulder County Fair Dog Project Superintendent
Anne Janicki ~
Dog Project Assistant
Becky Tayefeh ~

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

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 second Friday in September. (please note: your 4-H Leader may need an earlier deadline for review and signatures.)

Check out the Dog Record Book Training

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 Project Resources


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.


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



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 Advisory Committee

Boulder County Policy on Borrowed Dogs

Boulder County Policy on Sharing Family Dogs