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Dog and Cat Project

June 19, 2019

The 4-H Dog Project provides 4-H members 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 and in preparation of an exhibit. Members also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Dog Project. 

Level 1 (grades 3 to 5)

Level 2 (grades 6 to 8)

Level 3 (grades 9 to 12)

Questions? Contact the Superintendents Terri Barnhart at or Pauline Tibbs at 

Important Dates

January 15- Deadline to register in 4HOnline

May 15- Deadline to sign up for projects in 4HOnline

July 1- Required YQCA training must be complete. Exhibit entries due, deadline to sign up for classes and add project descriptions. These are all completed on FairEntry


To register for YQCA, please visit  and use your 4HOnline log in information

Dog 1: Wiggles & Wags (Grades 3 to 5)

Dog 2: Canine Connection (Grades 6 to 8)

Dog 3: Leading the Pack (Grades 9 to 12)

*Manuals can be purchased from the Education Store or the Marshall County Extension Office

Vaccination forms can be found at the Marshall County Extension Office or through the PDF below. Please use the Universal Record Sheet for this project. This can be found as a separate article under "Projects" on our website, or at the Marshall County Extension Office (*Please note: Record sheets must be signed by your Superintendent)

State 4-H Dog Website

The Exhibit Guide insert for Dog Obedience can be found as a PDF below


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