Project Requirements

4-H DOG CLUB PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
(as of May 21st, 2019)


IF YOU PLAN TO TRAIN AND SHOW A DOG, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Determine your project level
        - Beginner - all 1st year members and any members in grades 3-5
        - Intermediate - anyone in grades 6-8, 2nd year in the club and above
        - Advanced - anyone in grades 9-12, 2nd year in the club and above

2. Project Goals (pg 6-7 in work)
        Beginner = 1 goal                Intermediate = 2 goals                 Advanced = 3 goals
    Write out what you hope to accomplish on page 7 in workbook. Before turn in your book, complete the            "what I accomplished" section and have your parent or helper initial. 

3. Topics of Interest (pg 8)
        Read 1 chapter from Dog Resource Handbook. You may choose from any of the chapters. Returning members must choose a different one from last year. Write down the chapter you chose in the chart on pg 8.

4. Learning Activities (pg 9-10)
        Do not follow instructions on pg 9.
        All levels complete 2 Learning Activities. These will come from the chapter you read in the Dog Resource Handbook. For example, if you read Ch. 8 Beginning Training Techniques, one of you learning activities could be to explain the differences between positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, negative punishment and negative reinforcement. Fill in chart on pg 10 by summarizing your 2 activities; use a separate sheet of paper giving the details of these activities. (Please see Melissa if need a list of learning activity ideas.)

5. Learning Experiences (pg 11) / Leadership & Citizenship Activities (pg 12-13)
        Intermediate and Advanced levels only complete either 1 Learning Experience or 1 Leadership/Citizenship Activity
        You may not choose any of the following:
  • join a dog club or breed association
  • show your project dog at a county or state fair
  • make a dog poster and enter it in county or state fair competition
  • lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a 4-H meeting
        You must put a date of completion by the on you chose and have the person in charge of that activity initial it. Use a separate sheet of paper detailing what you did and what you learned. A Leadership &/or Citizenship activity does not necessarily have to be dog related. For example, if you did a demonstration in another 4-H club or you were a camp counselor for a church camp. 

6. Dog Care & Welfare (pg 14-18)
        All levels complete My Dog's Care chart and Dog Personality Questionnaire. Ir you are planning to show 2 dogs, choose only 1 for these activities.

7. Animal Records (pg 25-28)
        All levels complete Project Animal Information (pg 25-26). Project Pictures (pg 27) is not required but is encouraged. You only have to include 1 picture. Dog Inspection Record is required and should be started near the beginning of training and continue on a regular basis throughout training.

IF YOU PLAN TO DO BOOKWORK AND A POSTER, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Determine your project level
        - Beginner - all 1st year members and any members in grades 3-5
        - Intermediate - anyone in grades 6-8, 2nd year in the club and above
        - Advanced - anyone in grades 9-12, 2nd year in the club and above

2. Project Goals (pg 6-7 in work)
        Beginner = 1 goal                Intermediate = 2 goals                 Advanced = 3 goals
    Write out what you hope to accomplish on page 7 in workbook. Before turn in your book, complete the            "what I accomplished" section and have your parent or helper initial. 

3. Topics of Interest (pg 8)
        Read 2 chapters from Dog Resource Handbook. You may choose from any of the chapters. Returning members must choose a different one from last year. Write down the chapter you chose in the chart on pg 8.

4. Learning Activities (pg 9-10)
        Do not follow instructions on pg 9.
        All levels complete 3 Learning Activities. These will come from the chapter you read in the Dog Resource Handbook. For example, if you read Ch. 8 Beginning Training Techniques, one of you learning activities could be to explain the differences between positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, negative punishment and negative reinforcement. Fill in chart on pg 10 by summarizing your 3 activities; use a separate sheet of paper giving the details of these activities. (Please see Melissa if need a list of learning activity ideas.)

5. Learning Experiences (pg 11) / Leadership & Citizenship Activities (pg 12-13)
        Intermediate and Advanced levels only complete either 1 Learning Experience or 1 Leadership/Citizenship Activity
        You may not choose any of the following:
  • join a dog club or breed association
  • show your project dog at a county or state fair
  • make a dog poster and enter it in county or state fair competition
  • lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a 4-H meeting
        You must put a date of completion by the on you chose and have the person in charge of that activity initial it. Use a separate sheet of paper detailing what you did and what you learned. A Leadership &/or Citizenship activity does not necessarily have to be dog related. For example, if you did a demonstration in another 4-H club or you were a camp counselor for a church camp.