4-H Dog Project
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4-H Dog Project


Explore what kind of dog will fit into your family’s lifestyle and learn how to be an excellent trainer and caretaker of your dog.

  • •Learn major dog breeds and identify their characteristics
  • •Study responsibilities of dog ownership
  • •Demonstrate dog care and management in feeding, handling, record keeping, grooming, and fitting
  • •Learn dog health regulations, first aid, and simple treatments for ailments This sheet outlines activity ideas at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill; also gives suggestions on how to tie the activity to STEM, healthy living, citizenship, and leadership goals.

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