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Does your youth have a passion for animals and learning?  One of the companion animal projects might just be the perfect fit!  Begin exploring the wonderful world of companion animals at the tabs below!

“The animal is the tool, youth development is the goal.”

Dog Project

Dogs

The 4-H dog project is designed for members who are interested in learning more about dogs, how to care for a dog, and how to train a dog in basic and advanced commands. The dog project is unique and is not meant to conform to AKC dog show or other professional standards. Dog projects and clubs typically meet once a week in Douglas County 4-H to practice and participate in the training.

Dog Identification must be entered in 4honline.com prior to attending any dog practices
Dog ID’s Due April 1, 2021


Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules


Dog Project Events

  • Annual Dog Project Meeting ~ Monday, April 12th at 6pm in Kirk Hall.  See the weekly blast for registration information.
    • Where all dog project members, families, and leaders come together to go over the plan for the year, important dates, a refresher on project rules, updates on new rules/policies.  Extremely important to attend in order to set yourselves up correctly for the upcoming year!
      • *If you missed this meeting, contact the extension office to get everything you might have missed!*
  • Douglas County 4-H Dog Shows ~ Our goal is to bring back the Douglas County Dog Shows for the 2020-2021 year!  Contact Kirsten for more information if your youth is interested in being part of the group putting these shows on!
  • 4-H Open Dog Practices ~ Whether your child is looking to brush up on general skills, work through something that was challenging recently in another practice, or just get more time working with their dog come and join us!
    • Dates TBA

Be sure to keep an eye on the weekly 4-H Blast for the most up-to-date information and click here for the Douglas County 2020-2021 4-H Calendar!


Dog Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.


Cat Project

Cats

Do you love learning about cats? Would you like to learn more about cat breeds, behavior, good health, grooming and feeding? Then the cat project is for you. This project is for youth ages 8-18 years old.
Cat ID’s Due May 1, 2021


Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules


Cat Project Events

  • Douglas County Cat Project Workshop
    • Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Extension Office
      • RSVP HERE!
      • Open to Current 4-H Cat Project Members, future 4-H Cat project members, and cloverbuds!
  • Outside County 4-H Friendly Cat Opportunities

Be sure to keep an eye on the weekly 4-H Blast for the most up-to-date information and click here for the Douglas County 2020-2021 4-H Calendar!


Cat Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

2020 4-H Calendar of Events & Deadlines

Rabbit & Cavy

Rabbits

Do you like rabbits? Do you want to learn how to raise and care for rabbits? Then this project is for you. It is suggested that you start with a doe rabbit and extend the project each year that you take the project. You will want to enroll in the fall to prepare for receiving your animal.

Cavy

Are you a fan of guinea pigs? Do you want to learn how to care for and show a guinea pig? Then this project is for you. You will want to enroll in the fall to prepare for receiving your animal.


Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules


Rabbit & Cavy Project Events

  • *Coming Soon*

Be sure to keep an eye on the weekly 4-H Blast for the most up-to-date information and click here for the Douglas County 2020-2021 4-H Calendar!


Rabbit & Cavy Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

Rabbit RHDV-2 Resources