The 4-H Dog Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general care, nutrition housing, training and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Dog Project.


Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".


Helpful Information


  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet & successfully complete (3 activities) to complete the Dog Obedience project for the year.
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2018 year.
  • Answers to the quiz are found in the Dog Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes the Dog Project.
  • If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.


Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:

Indiana 4-H Dog Project page   Click on "Publications" to find more resources for the project.

Dog Score Sheets   Click on "Score Sheets" to open the different score sheets. Some score sheets are below in related files because they are county only activities so we have our own score sheets for them.

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster