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4-H Dog Project

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Explore the National 4-H Dog Curriculum, and develop a stronger relationship with your dog and learn life skills along the way!

Dog Care & Training Objectives

  • Exercise responsible pet care and ownership
  • Practice methods of dog obedience training
  • Recognize characteristics of dogs
  • Study care, nutrition, health, breeding, and anatomy

Service Dog Objectives

  • House, feed, and care for a puppy
  • Detect common ailments and apply treatments
  • Raise, socialize, train, and protect  a service puppy

4-H Dog Curriculum

Dog 1: Wiggles and Wags
Dog 2: Canine Connection
Dog 3: Leading the Pack
Dog Helper’s Guide

Member Publications

C0794E – Dog Record
C1084E – Rabies Vaccination Certificate
C1085E – Agility Release Form
C1106E – Guidelines for Judging the WA State 4-H Dog Obedience Program
MISC580 – The Complete Dog Book for Kids
C0961E – Service Dog/Puppy Project Record

National 4-H Dog Project Resources
State 4-H Dog Project Resources


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Girl Rubbing Noses with Pupp

Additional Curriculum

Washington 4-H has made an agreement with the American Kennel Club to allow members and leaders to use AKC-educational materials.

Members, to receive publications, send a postcard to AKC with the following message: “I am a 4-H Dog Project member in Washington State, I understand that one (1) copy of each of the following materials is free.  Please send me a copy of each of the following. Thank you”.

  • Obedience Regulations
  • Junior Showmanship
  • Dogs – A General Information Booklet
  • Canine Summer Safety
  • Winter Care for Canines
  • Getting Started Series
  • Rules Applying to Dog Shows

Print your name, address, city, state, and zip code, and send postcard to:

American Kennel Club
5580 Centerview Drive, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606-3390

Leaders may request one free copy of each of the AKC publications listed above, and the following:

  • AKC Order Form
  • Canine Good Citizen Program Information