Information for members with dog projects

Hancock County Canine 4-H Fun Match - June 15, 2019. Register by May 25, 2019. 

Permission to Participate - ALL youth enrolled in 4-H dog projects are now required to sign the Permission to Participate in Ohio 4-H Dog Activities Disclosure and Release of Claims document, as well as a parent or guardian is required to sign this document, before youth are allowed to participate in any 4-H dog activities with their dogs. This document must be signed each year a youth enrolls in a 4-H dog project and is to be kept on file at the county Extension office. It is also recommended the 4-H club advisor keep a signed copy. This document is modeled after the one for 4-H horse projects. It has been approved by Extension 4-H administration upon recommendations from the State 4-H Dog Advisory Committee, after seeing an increase in aggressive dogs at the county and state levels, to help insure the safety of the 4-H'ers, as well as their dogs.


County Dog Project Identification Form and Vaccination Certificate - ALL youth enrolled in 4-H dog projects (with the exception of All About Dogs) are required to complete the County Dog Project Identification Form and Vaccination Certificate and submit by June 1. Click here to download.

County Dog Project Resources - Click here for information on all County Dog Projects, Revisions to the Dog Resource Book (201R), Dog Show Rules, and Score Sheets. 

Ohio State Junior Fair Dog Project Identification Form and Vaccination Certificate - ALL youth exhibiting in Performance or Agility classes ath the Ohio State Fair are required to complete the Ohio State Junior Fair Dog Project Identification Form and Vaccination Certificate

Ohio State Junior Fair Dog Show information - For Deadlines, Classes, Rules and more, go to the Ohio State Fair Dog page for more information


Learning activity ideas for members with dog projects - divisions for beginner, intermediate and advanced level activities

Dog Project Resources

Helpful Links
Link Ohio 4-H Dog Program "Like" the Ohio 4-H Dog Program on Facebook to keep up-to-date on what's happening! eXtension's Dog Resources - dog behavior, diet, health, etc. Information on Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Feb. 11-14, 2017) American Kennel Club United States Dog Agility Association Dogwise Resource Whole Dog Journal


Denise Tebbe Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must have been a Hancock County 4-H member for a minimum of three years and completed a dog or horse project. Please see application for further requirements. 

Click here for application

4-H Dog Achievement Program -

The 4-H Dog Achievement Program offers members opportunities separate from project judging, show and fair environments. This program encourages youth to strive toward personal goals and master life skills with their dog in a non-competitive format. The first time you enroll in this project, you must complete the My Dog and Me and Basic Training categories as part of your first three categories. Select three categories and complete 5 activities for each category for a total of 15 activities. Document the progress and completion of each activity using online recordkeeping. Requirements to get started: Must be 4-H age (8 and in 3rd grade and not older than 18 as of Jan. 1, of the current year) and have a dog as a family pet. Join a 4-H club and enroll in the 4-H Dog Achievement Program "202"; Have access to a computer to retrieve online activities, research suggested resources, and keep online records; Purchase the Dog Resource Handbook 201R because it contains essential information to help you complete many of the activities within the 4-H DAP categories.


eXtension Animal Careers web series

Would you like a job working with dogs, cats, or other small animals? If so, then this webinar series offered by eXtension can introduce you to these careers either through joining a live monthly session or viewing one of the previously recorded sessions.

Do you need a learning activity for your project?? These archived presentations would be excellent!
All webinars will occur live online lasting about 30 minutes and a question and answer period will be available at the end of each session. Sessions are recorded and archived for future viewings online through

Archived sessions include: The Health Dog, Rally Obedience for 4-H Clubs, Taking Your Members Beyond the Local 4-H Dog Show, Working With Youth and Dogs etc.

Access the series at