4-H Dog Program Taking New Members

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Dog Program is accepting new members.

The Chautauqua County 4-H Dog Program is an opportunity for children to train and work with their dogs. The program is open to children between the ages of 8 and 19, or in grades 3-12. Youth do not have to have a dog to join. Dog training is available at four training sites within the county. Experienced dog trainers teach obedience, grooming and handling, agility and rally-o.

Training begins in the spring, but youth have the option to train throughout the year. Six dog shows are held at 4-H Acres is Stockton, where youth and their dogs demonstrate what they have learned in front of experienced judges for ribbons and a chance to go to the state fair. Anyone interested in learning more about the Dog Program should contact the 4-H office at 664-9402, ext. 214, or attend the next dog program opportunity at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, at 6:30 p.m. today. The deadline to join the program is March 31.