Dog Project

The purpose of the Lincoln County 4-H Dog Committee is to provide Lincoln County 4-H Dog project members with real-life practical experiences in a controlled, supervised environment.  The Dog Committee composed of youth who are in enrolled dog project members in grade three or above  and adult dog project leaders who provide leadership for county 4-H dog project opportunities and the Fair Dog Show.   Membership for this committee is recruited at the fall meeting.

Dog Committee Guidelines for 2016-17

2017 Dog Project Information

The Lincoln County 4-H Dog Project Committee has been meeting to plan for this year’s weekly dog training and Fair Show.  They have asked that the dates be announced so those who plan to participate can get these dates on their calendar.  Dates are as follows for the orientation and weekly training:

  • Dog Project Orientation Meeting will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Lower Level Room 156 of the Lincoln County Service Center at 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill. No dogs at this meeting.  If you are planning to participate in this year’s 4-H dog project and Fair Show, you are asked to attend this meeting to learn more about this year’s opportunities and ask questions.
  • Weekly dog trainings will begin the following week on Monday, May 8th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Merrill Festival Grounds in front of the rotunda and east of the Lokemoen Building. Trainings will continue weekly on Monday evenings at the same time and location with the final training to be held on Monday, July 17th.  Trainings will include agility, obedience, rally obedience and showmanship.

The Fair Dog Show will be held on Saturday, July 29th at 8 a.m. in the area by the Humane Society.  We want to thank the Humane Society for their willingness to work with us to hold our show in their beautiful fenced in area.  More information and registration materials will be distributed in April to all enrolled 4-H dog project members.   So if you are interested in participating in this year’s dog project, please be sure that you are enrolled in one of the dog projects.

 

Results from 2016 Lincoln County Fair Dog Show

Thank you to the following individuals who provide leadership for the Lincoln County 4-H Dog Project: Amanda Barkley; Tina, Jess and Jerrica Dengel; Joy and Lee Erath; Bridie and Brianna Maas; and Mark McDonald.  Also thank you to Erin Morgan who helped with Showmanship training.

Congratulations to all of the youth that participated in this year’s Lincoln County Fair Dog Show held on Saturday, July 9th at the Merrill Festival Grounds.  The following are the results and some photos from the event:

2016 Dog Show Agility Winners and Photos

2016 Dog Show Obedience Winners and Photos

2016 Dog Show Rally Obedience Winners and Photos

2016 Dog Show Showmanship Winners and Photos

Group Photo and Other 2016 Dog Awards

4-H Dog Project Members and their dog(s) have the opportunity to take part in weekly trainings from May until the Lincoln County Fair.  During the trainings, youth and their dog practice agility, obedience, rally obedience and showmanship.  More information about the 2017 trainings will be posted in late March/early April.

Looking for information about State 4-H Dog Shows.Visit the State 4_H Dog Project Information – This website provides information about the State Dog Shows and other helpful resources.

You will also find additional information about the 4-H Dog projects on the project pages of the Wisconsin 4-H website under Animal Sciences.  Information found here includes a listing of 4-H literature for each project, statewide events and additional resources.

Donations received for 4-H Dog Project:

First Weber Group Foundation Supports Lincoln County 4-H Dog Project – Merrill Courier – December 27 2013 and First Weber Donation – Foto News January 1 2014

First Weber Donation – Foto News October 31 2012 and First Weber Group Foundation Supports 4-H Dog Project – Merrill Courier November 2 2012

First Weber Donates to 4-H – Foto News October 12 2011 and First Weber Donates to Dog Project – Merrill Courier October 14 2011

First Weber Donates to 4-H Dog Project – Foto News November 2 2011 and Donation to 4-H Dog Project – Merrill Courier November 4 2011