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4-H Companion Animal Update. Lucinda B. Miller Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Companion & Small Animal Programs. Companion Animal Definition. Animals that have a special relationship and association with humans Are partially or totally dependent on people

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4 h companion animal update

4-H Companion Animal Update

Lucinda B. Miller

Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development

Companion & Small Animal Programs

companion animal definition
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.

calendar
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
small animal projects
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
state fair dog show overview
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
dog show entries
Dog Show Entries
  • 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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Youth may show more than one project dog (with exception of Dog Care)
    • In multiple levels of Obedience
    • Same or different project dog in Grooming & Handling (showmanship)
    • Same or different project dog in Drill Team, Brace, Team, and Rally
    • Two project dogs per Rally class
entry process
Entry Process

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
poster entries
Poster Entries
  • 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
agility
Agility
  • 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

4 h petpals
4-H PetPALS
  • 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
questions
Questions?

Lucinda B. Miller

miller78@ag.osu.edu

740.226.5671, ext. 152

740.708.0359 (cell)

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

12/12/06