4-H Canine Program Dog Classes

Date: June 3, 2014 - July 17, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Vickie Raburn, 4-H Dog Program Superintendent, 517-270-0404

The dog obedience and handling classes are held every Tuesday night, weather permitting, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds, starting June 3.  It is beneficial to have taken a basic obedience class, but it is not mandatory.  Dogs must be at least 6 months old, should know “sit” and “stay” commands, but doesn’t have to be good at it. Participants need to be able to walk the dog on a leash.  This is a safe environment for participants and their dogs; no aggressive or dog-aggressive, dogs are allowed.

We are also offering agility classes at 2280 Wilmoth Hwy., Adrian on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting June 5th.  Agility is a fun time competition, but dogs must be at least 6 months old and under control to participate. Attending the obedience class prior to participating in the agility class is preferred, although there may be exceptions. More details will be available at the first obedience class on June 3.

We try to make training fun!  We not only train participants how to show their dogs, but also how to be good companions.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me!

To register for these classes, please send the completed registration form to the 4-H Office, or call 264-5300. 

* Show trophies and equipment maintenance are paid for by funds raised along with donations from local businesses.  This year, we are asking participants to donate $25, which is about $1.50 per class, or $40 for families with more than one participant.  Make checks payable to:  Lenawee County 4-H Dog Program 

4-H has scholarship funding that may be available for those that are interested.

 If you are an experienced handler and just want to visit a few classes, or if you will only be attending the obedience/handling classes, give me a call.

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