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4-H Companion Animal Update

Lucinda B. Miller

Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development

Companion & Small Animal Programs


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Companion Animal Definition

  • Animals that have a special relationship and association with humans

  • Are partially or totally dependent on people

  • Live in close proximity of people

  • Bond with people

    • A step further than do exotic pets

  • Interact with their owners

  • Mutual or reciprocal action or influence between animal and owner

Campbell, K.L., Corbin, J.E., Campbell, J.R. (2005). Companion animals: Their

biology, care, health, and management. Pearson Prentice Hall, N.J.


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Calendar

  • 4-H PetPALS Training

    • January 20, Jefferson County

    • February 24, Washington County

    • March 31, OSU

  • Dog Judges’ Seminar

    • January 28, OSU

  • Ohio 4-H Dog Expo

    • April 14, OSU


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Calendar

  • Ohio State Fair Small Animals Day Judging Entry Deadline

    • June 20 – Entries sent to State Fair

  • Ohio State Fair Scholarship Application Deadline

    • July 1 – Entries sent to State Fair

  • Ohio State Fair Dog Show Entry Deadline

    • July 13 – Entries sent to State Fair

  • Ohio State Fair Agility Entry Deadline

    • July 18, 6:00 p.m.


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Calendar

  • Ohio State Fair Dog Show Poster Contest Entry Deadline

    • July 13 – Posters sent to Lucinda Miller

  • Ohio State Fair Small Animals Day Judging

    • August 3, Youth Discovery Center

  • Ohio State Fair Agility Trial

    • August 4, Coliseum

  • Ohio State Fair Dog Show

    • August 6 – 10, Buckeye Building


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Calendar

  • Ohio State Fair Dog Show Skillathons

    • August 6 – 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

    • August 7 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    • August 8 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    • August 10 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      • Dog Care Participants Only


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Small Animal Projects

  • Cats

    • Purrr-fect Pals, No. 216

    • Climbing Up, No. 217

    • Cat Connections, No. 218

  • Guinea Pigs, No. 215

  • Pet Rabbits, No. 227

  • Small Animals, No. 220

    • Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, Rats, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs, Ferrets

  • Reptiles & Amphibians, No. 365.13


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State Fair Dog Show Overview

  • Youth must enroll in correct classes to show

    • Obedience Training – Beginning, No. 206

      • Sub-novice and Novice

    • Obedience Training – Advanced, No. 207

      • Grad Novice, Open, Grad Open, Utility, Brace, Team

    • Grooming & Handling, No. 204

    • Dog Care, No. 200

    • Assistance Dogs, 365.08

  • Agility, Drill Team, Rally

    • Projects 204, 206, or 207


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  • Youth (or immediate family as defined in rules) must own project dog(s)

  • Only junior fair exhibitor may show dog at any type of show on or after April 1, 2007

  • Two youth cannot share same dog for State Fair competition

    • Youth cannot lease dog for State Fair competition

  • Dogs competing in Agility must be 18 months old

  • Dogs must be 6 months old by State Fair show dates, August 6 – 10

  • Dogs must meet health requirements outlined in 2007 State Fair rules


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Dog Show Entries project dog(s)

  • One youth may enter any number of project dogs in Agility

  • Assistance Dogs can only be shown in Assistance Dog class

    • Youth showing Assistance Dogs can show other project dog(s)

  • Youth showing in Dog Care CANNOT show same or any other dog


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Entry Process Dog Care)

Classes August 6 - 10

  • Enter directly to State Fair Entry Dept. by July 13

  • Can enter any classes eligible for

  • Entry fee = $2.00 per dog per class

  • Late fees will apply

  • Entry Dept. will send out passes, etc. to each exhibitor


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Poster Entries Dog Care)

  • No limits on entries from counties

  • Youth must complete entry form

  • Educators make sure posters are eligible

  • Educators sign entry form

  • Youth responsible for sending entry form and poster to Lucinda Miller at OSU Extension Center at Piketon by July 13


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Agility Dog Care)

  • Entry deadline Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m.

  • Junior handler/dog teams must be registered with USDAA Jr. Handler Program

  • Agility Trial, Saturday, August 4, Coliseum

    • Measuring at 8:30 a.m./ Judging at 10:00 a.m.

  • Two $500.00 State Fair Dog Scholarships

Scholarships


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4-H PetPALS Dog Care)

  • Intergenerational program

  • Utilizes the human-animal bond

  • Volunteers teach youth

  • Youth socialize and train pets for AAA visits

  • Youth learn skills to interact with seniors

  • Enhances intergenerational relations

  • Youth give to the community


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Questions? Dog Care)

Lucinda B. Miller

[email protected]

740.226.5671, ext. 152

740.708.0359 (cell)

http://southcenters.osu.edu/4h/

12/12/06


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