4-H & YOUTH — Dog 4-H Club Starting Jan. 9

 Dog Obedience at the 2019 Lancaster County Super Fair.
Dog Obedience at the 2019 Lancaster County Super Fair.

The 4 On The Floor dog 4-H club for youth ages 9–18 will start its second year on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at the Lancaster Event Center – 4-H office located by Pavilion 3. Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour, generally held every Thursday. Summer schedule (after May) to be determined.

The club will focus on obedience through May with a formal graduation ceremony at that time. Through the summer months, obedience will be reinforced and reviewed with the addition of showmanship to prepare 4-H’ers for the Lancaster County Super Fair and, potentially, State Fair.

Youth should be able to maintain general control of their dog and their dog should not show aggressive behaviors before joining this club. A training collar (also known as a choke chain) will be required and a 6-foot leather leash. All dogs must have updated vaccination records and a copy must be provided to the club leader. The 4-H dog project is fun and fulfilling. Training a dog is also a lifelong skill!

For more information or to RSVP, contact club leader John Croghan at 402-957-3651 by Dec. 31.