2023 4-H Dog Clinic Dates:
Wednesday, April 5
Wednesday, April 12
Wednesday, April 26
Wednesday, May 3
Wednesday, May 24
Wednesday, July 5
Friday, July 14 – Dog Show Set-up
Saturday, July 15 – Dog Show
All clinics will take place in the 4-H Hall from 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to Carol Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 513-659-2673.
- Clinics will be geared toward BEGINNER youth or youth with a new dog needing the basics; more experienced dogs/youth are welcome to come to practice
- All dogs on 6 foot leather or nylon lead
Bring lots of very small, tasty treats to each clinic. Do not feed dog the afternoon/evening of clinics—they will eat lots of treats!
- Bring a toy if your dog is toy motivated
- Bring a simple cloth nail apron (a few dollars at Home Depot or Lowes) or a treat pouch to hold your treats on you while training
- Bring a mat or towel your dog can practice “stays” on
- For obedience and Rally, dogs must be controllable by youth using a Martingale collar (best) or simple buckle/snap collar. These are also the best options for the show. Harnesses are acceptable for training, but not for the show. Chain choke collars are allowed but not preferred for youth training or during show. Youth and dog cannot show in head collars or any harsher collars like prong collars.
- For showmanship, a showmanship lead is required
- ****4-H program dogs CAN NOT be dog or people aggressive****
- If a dog is unsuitable for group training and the dog show, youth can still participate in the Dog achievement project and train their own dog at home