Project resources for dogs

4-H Dog Project Helper's Guide (National 4-H)

4-H Dog Project activity books — Set of four (National 4-H)

Dog classes for trainers

Foundation through Novice Plus Brace, Veterans and four-dog team (YouTube)

Graduate Novice to Open (YouTube)

Graduate Open to Utility (YouTube)

4-H Dog Class Completion Chart (Google Doc)

Dog Project Development Committee (PDC)

PDCs manage the 4-H dog program locally. Go to Dog PDC page.

4-H dog project shows

Agility Show Site Information Form for county shows

4-H Dog Agility Readiness test

Certified dog judges list

All about judging dog shows

Dog Project Guide for Dog Shows

General and New 4-H Dog Project Guideline books for trainers (YouTube)

State dog show

The Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show depends on many volunteers to run smoothly. You can volunteer in many ways. Each county needs ring stewards. Ring stewards must be a responsible adult or youth leader (grade seven or older). Check with your local 4-H program staff for details.

4-H dog project volunteer leader recognition

Does your county have an outstanding youth and/or adult volunteer in the dog project? If so, nominate them for a youth leader or adult leader award to be presented at the state dog show. For questions related to the State 4-H Dog Show, you should contact the volunteer coordinators, Jan Brule at or Kelsey Aszmann at

Dog Project Outstanding Adult Leader nomination form

Dog Project Outstanding Youth Leader nomination form


Sharon Davis, animal science director,, 507-369-6896