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OBEDIENCE SHOW—Sunday July 12th At 12:00 noon
York Automotive Group Community Bldg.
TOP DOG SCHOLAR TEST—Sunday, July 12th at 12 noon
York Automotive Group Community Bldg.
AGILITY SHOW — Thursday, July 23rd at 10 a.m.
Inside Arena


RULES: Read pages 23-24 regarding General Animal/Exhibition Rules and the Record Sheets policy requiring Leader signature and record. An organizational meeting without dogs will be held on Monday February 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the fairgrounds York Automotive Group Community Building. First year members and beginners will meet after the call out meeting on February 2nd for training information. Please bring a 6 foot leash if you have one for training purposes. NO DOGS at this meeting.


Beginners Classes-Obedience and Showmanship (Advanced members may come to any and all classes)
will begin on February 16th and meet every other Monday through July.
Advanced Classes– Obedience, Showmanship and Agility(Beginner members may come to any and all obedience and showmanship classes) will begin on February 23rd and meet every other Monday through July.
State Fair practices will be held on July 27th, August 3rd and August 10th


**For additional information or updates go to www.extension.purdue.edu/putnam and accesses the 4-H project page

  1. Dogs must be born by September 1, 2014 to be eligible for the 2015 fair
  2. You must dress appropriately for class. Slacks or shorts are recommended-no short shorts. Wear only a tie shoe such as a tennis shoe-no flip flops, sandals, or bare feet. On the 3rd infraction of this rule you will not be allowed to practice. We practice by the same rules that we have on show day.
  3. Everyone must show in obedience and showmanship. Agility is optional to advanced members-1A members will not compete in Agility.
  4. You will not enter class without a signed release record and a “ 2015 Certificate of Completion of Indiana 4-H Requirements for Exhibition of Dog” (4-H-671-W Form). This form must be signed by the member and parent. The veterinarian must write the date on each line after the required vaccinations; ditto marks will not be accepted and
    sign form. Then the leader must sign the completed form and check off that you have this completed, but you keep it at all times. You will need it for fun matches, the Putnam County Fair, and the State Fair.
  5. After June 1st no class or dog changes will be allowed.
  6. Complete the Dog Club Worksheet and Your Dog Record sheet. Both must be turned in by or before June 29th. 
  7. You or your immediate family must own the dog. It cannot belong to a neighbor or relative. It must reside at your house during the project-this means from March thru July. You may not lease a dog.
  8. For safety reasons, participation in the county fair will be at the discretion of the 4-H Project Leaders, Extension Educator and President of the 4-H Council. State Fair rules will be enforced
  9. No hitting, kicking, or abusing the dog. Any abuse shown will be grounds for dismissal.
  10. All handlers are required to clean up after their dogs. It is recommended that you not feed your dogs before class.
  11. If your dog is in season (heat) keep her at home but attend the meeting to keep up with lessons.
  12. Dogs must wear a well fitted choke collar for obedience class. This means no more than two or three inches of extra chain when pulled snug around the dogs’ neck. Agility requires a well fitted buckle collar. The lead may be of fabric or leather and must be 6 ft. in length. No tags allowed. Showmanship requires a 4 foot show lead. The
    club sells them for $2.
  13. No dogs allowed in the building other than enrolled 4-H dogs.
  14. A dog displaying definite signs of aggression will not be allowed to show or remain in class if extremely aggressive. If such a dog is allowed to show, it will be separate from the class.
  15. All judges’ decisions are final. Any child or parent showing disrespect for a judge may be disqualified.
  16. Advanced members may show 2 dogs as long as they are in different obedience classes, and are being trained properly. This must be approved by the leader. However, at the State Fair only one dog may be shown.
  17. All agility members’ parents are expected to help move the equipment.
  18. We will do a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the equipment-all members are expected to participate.
  19. Record Sheets are to be submitted by method set by barn superintendent.
  20. 4-H members are responsible for the actions of their dogs.
  21. You must score 150 points in a repeatable class to move into the next higher class. You cannot move back to a lower class after you have competed in a class at the county level. You may try a higher class at Fun Match before June 1.
  22. State Fair Entries are due July 1st.

OBEDIENCE
Please refer to the Purdue Extension/Putnam Co. home page (www.extension.purdue.edu/putnam) and accesses the 4-H project page for current score sheets.


Class 1A Exercises
4-H’ers with no previous formal dog training .
Exercises: Heel on leash, Figure 8 on leash, Stand for examination on leash, Recall on leash, Sit stay on leash for 1 minute, Down stay on leash for 3 minutes. Must move on to 1B next year.


Class 1B Exercises
4-H’ers in their second year as dog club members. Others who may show in this class include anyone who has not been in dog club, but has a dog that has already had formal training. Anyone who has been in dog club before and is bringing a new dog would also start in this class.
Exercises: Heel on leash, Figure 8 on leash, Stand for exam on leash, Recall off leash, 1 minute Sit stay off leash, 3 minute Down stay off leash. Must show this dog in class 2A next year.


Class 2A Exercises
4-H’ers and dogs which have completed 1B.
Exercises: Heel and figure 8 on leash, Stand for examination off leash, Heel free off leash, Recall off leash, 1 minute Sit stay off leash, 3 minute Down stay off leash. Must show this dog in class 2B next year.


Class 2B Exercises
4-H’ers and dogs which have completed 2A. May repeat until ready for division (Class) 3A.
Exercises: Heel & figure 8 on leash, Stand for exam off leash, Heel off leash, Drop on recall, 3 minute Sit stay off leash, 5 minute Down stay off leash.

Class 3A Exercises
4-H’ers and dogs which have mastered 2B when the member is ready. You must move on to 3B after one year in this class.
Exercises: Heel fr ee and Figure 8, Stand for examination off leash, Dumbbell recall, Drop on recall, 3 minute Sit stay with handler out of sight, 5 minute Down stay with handler out of sight.


Class 3B Exercises
4-H’ers and dogs which have been in 3A. You may stay in this class as long as you want until you are ready to move up.
Exercises: Heel off leash, Figure 8 off leash, Stand for exam off leash, Retrieve on flat, Drop on recall, 3 minute Sit stay with handler out of sight, 5 minute Down stay with handler out of sight.


Class 4A Exercises
4-H’ers and dogs that have completed 3B when the member is ready. You must move on to 4B after one year in this class.
Exercises: Heel free, Figure 8 off leash, retrieve on flat, Recall over high jump, Recall over broad jump, 3 minute Sit stay with handler out of sight, 5 minute. Down stay with Handler out of sight.

Class 4B Exercises
4-Her’s and dogs who have completed 4A. You may stay in this class as long as you want until you are ready to
move up.
Exercises: Heel off leash, Figure 8 off leash, Retrieve on flat, Retrieve over high jump, Broad jump, 3 minute sit stay with handler out of sight, 5 minute down stay with handler out of sight.

Class 5A Exercises
4-Her’s and dogs who have completed 4B. You must move on to 5B after 1 year in this class.
Exercises: Hand Signals, Directed Retrieve, Retrieve over high jump, Broad jump, Moving Stand and exam.


Class 5B Exercises
4-Her’s and dogs who have completed 5A. You may stay in this class as long as you want until you are ready to move up.
Exercises: Hand Signals, Directed Retrieve, Retrieve over high jump, Broad Jump, Moving Stand & Exam


VETERAN’S Class
This class is for any dog that has completed at least class 2B, and is 7 years or older. It also includes any dog that has completed at least class 2 B and is physically challenged, a veterinarians note is required for this. 
Exercises include Heel on leash, Figure 8 on leash, Stand for exam off leash, Heel off leash, Recall off leash, 3 minute Sit stay off leash, 5 minute Down stay off leash.


4-H AGILITY 


Beginner A is for first year agility members.
Different from State Fair rules, our members may repeat this class if they show a new dog. This class is on leash. You must move on to Beginner B after one year in this class. Obstacles in this class include the Pause Table, A-Frame, Dog Walk, Open Tunnel, and a variety of jumps.

Beginner B—This is the second year class. This class is off leash. You may remain in this class until you are ready to advance. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, A-Frame, Dog Walk, Open tunnel, and a variety of other jumps.
Intermediate A—This class is off leash. You must move on to Intermediate B after one year in this class. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, A-Frame, Dog walk, Open tunnel, Hoop tunnel ,Closed tunnel, Teeter totter, and a variety of jumps.


Intermediate B Class - This class is off leash. You may remain in this class until you are ready to move on. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, A-Frame, Dog walk, Open tunnel, Hoop tunnel ,Closed tunnel, Teeter totter, and a variety of jumps.

Advanced A– This class is off leash. You must move on to Advanced B after 1 year in this class. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, a-Frame, Dog walk, Open tunnel, Hoop tunnel, Closed tunnel, Teeter totter, Weave poles, Tire jump, Crawl tunnel, and a variety of jumps.


Advanced B-- This class is off leash. You may remain in this class until you re ready to advance. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, A-frame, Dog walk, Open tunnel, Hoop tunnel, Closed tunnel, Teeter totter, Weave poles, Tire Jump, Crawl tunnel and a variety of jumps.


Excellent A-This class is off leash. You must move up to Excellent B after one year in this class. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, A-frame, Dog walk, Open tunnel, Hoop tunnel, Closed tunnel, Teeter totter, Weave poles, Tire Jump, Crawl tunnel, Swinging plank and a variety of jumps.


Excellent B– This class is off leash. Obstacles in this class include the Pause table, A-frame, Dog walk, Open tunnel, Hoop tunnel, Closed tunnel, Teeter totter, Weave poles, Tire jump, Crawl tunnel, Swinging plank and a variety of jumps. \


SHOWMANSHIP
Showmanship at the state level is broken down into three divisions. Beginner 3-5th grade, Intermediate 6-8th grade,
and Senior 9-12th grade. For our county, we also offer a Novice class for first year members of the dog project regardless of age or years in other 4-H projects. In showmanship you are judged on the following: Line up & stack, All go around, Individual exam of dog, Individual gait, and the Appearance and attitude of the handler. Showmanship is all about how the handler presents the dog while in the ring, and how the handler looks while doing so.


Exhibit Option:
DOG POSTERS
Dog Posters due on Tuesday, July 14th
Between 4—7 p.m. in the 4-H Exhibit Hall
See Dog Poster in Exhibit Hall project in latter half of this Handbook

By Shea A Mahoney-Sutherland, Program Assistant
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