What better way to foster a healthy relationship than a youth and their dog having fun and working as a team! This type of teamwork promotes responsibility and companionship between the child and the family pet. Both the pet and child benefit! 4-H offers a program with various events throughout the year to promote these beneficial results. The 4-H Dog Program offers obedience classes and a variety of performance events at different times of the year. In addition, 4-H and the Albany Obedience Club co-sponsor a Dog and Kid Summer Camp for one week. This camp is a “pawsitively great” experience for kids and dogs alike. Agility and many other learning activities take place for one week in July. Space is limited however. Other opportunities are offered throughout the year that don’t require a dog and may be of interest to any youth. Watch this web site for information on what is offered and how to sign up.
In addition to the camp held at Albany Obedience Club in July, we will be offering a new 4-H Youth Canine Camp (theme will be “dogs with jobs!”). During this camp our dogs will stay at home, but 4-H’ers will be able to learn from canine handlers, take field trips, learn about canine health and training, and make dog related crafts!This camp will run from 9:00a-12:00p at the CCE Albany County Office (24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186). For more information please contact the 4-H Office at 518-765-3500.
Last updated January 17, 2019