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

The 4-H Dog Project Committee will be holding a meeting for all 4-H dog project members, their parents/guardians and leaders to review this year’s dog trainings and the Fair Dog Show.  Right after the show is a great time to think about what went well and ideas/suggestions for next year.  Please try to attend the review meeting scheduled for Monday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in Lower Level Room 156 at the Lincoln County Service Center at 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill.

August Review Meeting Notice

April 6 2017 Dog Committee Minutes

2017 Dog Department Listing in Lincoln County Fair Handbook

Proposed 2017-18 Lincoln County 4-H Dog Project Bylaws

Dog Training Resources:

4H436 – The Basics of Training Your Dog

4H439 – Dog Obedience Novice and Beyond

2017 Dog Showmanship Training Schedule

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