New for 2016-2017! The 4-H Dog Club meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at the Christian County Extension Office. Members do not have to own a dog to participate! All we ask is that you love dogs and have a willingness to learn more about them! 

The objectives of the 4-H Dog Club include: 

  • Learning about major dog breeds and being able to identify their characteristics
  • Studying the responsibilities of dog ownership
  • Demonstrating dog care and management (e.g., feeding, handling, and grooming)
  • Keeping record of all costs and management practices
  • Learning and following dog health regulations, including first aid and simple treatments for ailments not requiring veterinary attention
  • Training dogs to follow simple commands
  • Understanding the role of scientific research in dog husbandry
  • Developing sportsmanship, cooperation, decision-making ability, and public speaking skills through participation in demonstrations, tours, judging, and/or exhibits
  • Practicing leadership skills and roles, taking part in community events, and demonstrating citizenship responsibilities
  • Exploring career opportunities

For more information contact the Christian County Extension Office at 270-886-6328.