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4-H Dog Program Update – FAQ’s: 

4-H Dog Program Update – FAQ’s State 4-H Dog Advisory Committee http://southcenters.osu.edu/4h/dog

Calendar: 

Calendar 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.

Calendar: 

Calendar Ohio State Fair Dog Show Poster Contest Entry Deadline July 13 – Posters sent to Lucinda Miller Ohio State Fair Agility Trial August 4, Coliseum Ohio State Fair Dog Show August 6 – 10, Buckeye Building

Calendar: 

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

FAQ Why are there no Qualifying Shows?: 

FAQ Why are there no Qualifying Shows? Give more youth opportunity to show their dogs at the State Fair level Allow more youth to set project goal of preparing their dogs to compete at State Fair Free up volunteers’ and Educators’ valuable time Not require counties whose fairs are concurrent with or after State Fair entry deadline expense of hiring judges and running qualifying shows Streamline entry process under OSF personnel

FAQ How do we Make Sure 4-H’ers and Dogs are Prepared?: 

FAQ How do we Make Sure 4-H’ers and Dogs are Prepared? Offer countywide workouts or clinics for all youth taking dog projects Offer a county or multi-county Fun Match Have dog show at county fair if prior to State Fair Do not allow a youth who has no idea how to show a dog enter Advisors and Educators must sign entry Other ideas?

FAQ How is a 4-H’er Eligible to Show?: 

FAQ How is a 4-H’er Eligible to Show? 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 train or show dog 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

FAQ What Classes can 4-H’ers Enter?: 

FAQ What Classes can 4-H’ers Enter? 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

FAQ Why Dog Care Only?: 

FAQ Why Dog Care Only? Intended to reach a completely different audience than competitive showing For youth who want to show what they’ve learned with their family pet Unlimited entries from a county Name will change for 2008 You and Your Dog

FAQ How are Entries Made?: 

FAQ How are Entries Made? Complete Junior Dog Division Entry form and/or Drill Team Entry Form Entries MUST be postmarked by July 13 Entries postmarked after July 13 - $50.00 Entries postmarked after July 30 - $75.00 Entry Fees are $2.00 per dog per class Half of entry fee goes back to 4-H

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Can enter up to four dogs on one Junior Dog Entry Form Neatly print exhibitor information Neatly print dog information Check class or classes eligible to show If showing in Dog Care ONLY ONE class will be checked Parent, Exhibitor, Advisor, Educator ALL must sign for entry to be accepted

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Total number of classes entered and multiply by $2.00 per class Order extra tickets if desired Exhibitor gets free admission Write total amount paid in the “Total Amount Received” section Write check number in space Send entry to State Fair by deadline

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Complete one Drill Team Entry Form for EACH Drill Team entered from county Include alternates at $2.00 per dog so late fee won’t be charged Total number of dogs entered at $2.00 per dog (since Drill Team is one class) Complete other totals and Check Number One check preferred for total entry Parent, Exhibitor, Advisor, Educator ALL must sign for entry to be accepted Mail by entry deadline

FAQ What Will Happen Next?: 

FAQ What Will Happen Next? Entries will be processed by State Fair State Fair will mail the following to each exhibitor on July 26 One admission ticket One parking pass One dog walk pass One exhibitor’s letter One state fair map

FAQ What if 4-H’ers Show More Than One Day?: 

FAQ What if 4-H’ers Show More Than One Day? The ticket received in mail will get exhibitor in free first day If showing multiple days, we will give exhibitor remaining tickets during registration on the first day Parking passes and dog walk passes should be good multiple days If not, you will receive these during registration on first day

FAQ How are Posters Entered?: 

FAQ How are Posters Entered? Youth must complete entry form No limits on entries from counties 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 postmarked by July 13

FAQ When is Agility?: 

FAQ When is Agility? Agility is Saturday, August 4, in Coliseum Entry deadline is Wednesday, July 18, 6:00pm Youth must be registered with USDAA Junior Handler Program prior to entering Checks will not be processed until after Agility competition

FAQ What will the Skillathons be Like?: 

FAQ What will the Skillathons be Like? There will be a Junior line (8-11), Intermediate line (12-14), and Senior line (15-18) Junior line will be information directly from kit Intermediate line will have information from kit but transferred to pictures Senior line will be like current Skillathon, including model

FAQ Are the Awards the Same?: 

FAQ Are the Awards the Same? Individual age awards Top ten junior awards Top ten intermediate awards Top ten senior awards No overall award winner

FAQ What is the Dog Care Skillathon? : 

FAQ What is the Dog Care Skillathon? It is a Skillathon for youth showing in Dog Care on Friday, August 10 Only Dog Care exhibitors can compete If a Dog Care exhibitor competes in the Skillathon August 6-8, he/she CANNOT compete in the Dog Care Skillathon Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Division Awards will be given Individual age awards will not be given

FAQ How can 4-H’ers Study for the Skillathon?: 

FAQ How can 4-H’ers Study for the Skillathon? Study the Dog Learning Laboratory Kit activities Transfer that information learned to colored pictures, specimens, and models depending on age level Study information will be posted on web by June 1

FAQ Where do Showmanship Questions Come From?: 

Grooming & Handling Book, No. 204 All ages Dog Care Book, No. 200 All ages Dog Learning Laboratory Kit Intermediate B and Senior B ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual Chapters 1-4 Senior B AKC Complete Dog Book for Kids All but Part 2 – Breeds and Standards Senior B FAQ Where do Showmanship Questions Come From?

FAQ What Should be Worn for Judging?: 

FAQ What Should be Worn for Judging? What not to wear!

FAQ Do Scholarship Applicants Have to go to OSU?: 

FAQ Do Scholarship Applicants Have to go to OSU? Two $500.00 scholarships for Dogs Gov. James A. Rhodes Scholarship OSU CFAES or OSU-ATI only Individual Species Scholarships Any accredited Ohio college or university Selections made by August 1 Winners attend Sale of Champions to get checks

FAQ What if Vet Does Not Give the Required Vaccinations or Does Not Give them Every Year?: 

FAQ What if Vet Does Not Give the Required Vaccinations or Does Not Give them Every Year? Follow what your veterinarian recommends for your dog There is a place on the form for vet to check if specific vaccination requirements are waived

FAQ Will We Ever Get New Dog Books?: 

FAQ Will We Ever Get New Dog Books? YES!! An Ohio 4-H Dog Resource Handbook will be ready for the 2008 project year Buy one and keep it throughout 4-H career There will be project books to complete each year

What Other FAQ’s Do You Have?: 

What Other FAQ’s Do You Have?

DONOR RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT: 

DONOR RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT Three Levels of Sponsorship

TITLE/SHOW SPONSOR: 

TITLE/SHOW SPONSOR $2,500-3,000 Naming Rights Announcements Print Materials Show/ exhibit space (Entire week) Exclusivity

PARTNER SPONSOR (DAY): 

PARTNER SPONSOR (DAY) $500-1,500 Primary sponsor (One Day) Print materials Announcements Exhibit space (One Day)

AWARD SPONSOR: 

AWARD SPONSOR $50-100 Print materials Name on Award

Non-Reply ListServ Fun Match Information: 

Non-Reply ListServ Fun Match Information Lucinda B. Miller miller78@ag.osu.edu 740.226.5671, ext. 152 740.708.0359 (cell) http://southcenters.osu.edu/4h/ 3/10/07

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