Michigan State University 4-H Dog Programs Elizabeth Scott Wells Extension 4-H Youth Agent State 4-H Dog Programming Committee 616-846-8250 [email protected] http://www.msu.edu/~scottel/ Obedience In Michigan, 4-H obedience classes are patterned after AKC classes. However Pre-Novice classes are not regular classes in AKC but are offered at matches. Go to www.AKC.org for more information on the obedience exercises in each class. Score sheets in 4-H are less strict than those of AKC. Be sure to get the most recent dog obedience score sheet from your 4-H office. You might also look at AKC forms for comparison. Agility In 4-H our Agility is loosely based on AKC, but is easier. Lower jump heights are used for beginners and intermediate. Your Extension office has information on rules, judging and how to make equipment. Agility I – Beginners Agility II – Intermediate (A and B) Agility III – Advanced (A and B) A-Frame Tire Jump Tunnels Open tunnel Closed tunnel Teeter/SeeSaw Dog Walk Teeter Dog Walk Weave Poles Showmanship Showing your dog to its best advantage. Non competitive for 5 to 8 year olds Junior Intermediate Senior “Champion” Canine Good Citizen CGC – An award that 4-H members can earn with their dogs through AKC that is easy for most members to attain 1. Accept a friendly stranger 2. Sit politely for petting 3. Appearance and grooming 4. Out for a walk Canine Good Citizenship 5. Walking through a crowd 6. Sit, down and stay 7. Come when called 8. Reaction to another dog 9. Reaction to distraction 10. Supervised separation 4-H Dog Notebooks American Veterinary Medical Association Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc Ralston Purina Company Cornell University Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Additional Opportunities Leader/Service Dog Therapy Dogs – Nursing Home visitation Exploration Days – June 23 – 25, 2004 State 4-H Dog Show – August 14, 2004 Additional Opportunities AKC Matches and shows UKC matches and shows Local Kennel Club participation Temperament Testing Additional Dog Sports Field Trials Sheep/Duck Herding Free Style Obedience Fly Ball Sled Dog Racing Rally Obedience Equipment and Supplies Max200 - dog training equipment & supplies J&J – dog training supplies and leashes PetEdge – inexpensive prizes Your local dollar store for inexpensive toys Omaha Vaccine Revival Animal Kennel Club Resources MB-F dog show superintendent Roy Jones Dog Shows – dog show super Onofrio – dog show superintendent Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club Jennifer Moore 5595 S. Shepherd Rd. Shepherd, MI 48883 989-828-7884 [email protected] Kennel Club Resources Grand Rapids Kennel Club Pat Kronemeyer [email protected] Greater Muskegon Kennel Club Elizabeth Wells [email protected] Greater Holland Kennel Club Melaney Koenes [email protected] Other kennel clubs via Infodog and RoyJonesDogshows.com Recommended Reading Any book or video by Ian Dunbar “Competitive Obedience” (book) “Positively Fetching” (video) by Adele Yunck “The Winning Edge” by George Alston “Show Me – A Dog Show Primer” by D Caroline Coile (Search for books and video at Amazon.com) Discussion Groups An internet discussion group is a group of people who have a common interest and who share information via e-mail Search through Google Search at Yahoogroups.com Fund Raising for Dog Clubs Poop Scooping for AKC Shows Fun Matches (conformation, obedience and agility) Canine Good Citizen Testing Kennel Club donations Public Dog Wash Curriculum Skills for Life Animal Science Series – Dog Wiggles and Wags, Canine Connection, Leading the Pack, Dog Helper’s Guide. Order on line of through your Extension office [email protected] Additional Training in Michigan Kalamazoo Kennel Club Training Building Northfield Dog Training Thank You! Please join us in 2005 for a one day workshop with dogs and in 2006 for another fun filled weekend at Kettunen Center!