4-H Dog Program holding registration for members

JAMESTOWN – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Dog Program is accepting new members.

The Chautauqua County 4-H Dog Program is an opportunity for kids to train and work with their dogs. The program is open to kids ages 8-19 (third grade through 12th). Children do not have to have a dog to join, just a desire to learn.

Dog training is available at four training sites within the county. Experienced dog trainers teach obedience, grooming and handling, agility and rally-o. Training begins in the spring; however, kids have the option to train throughout the year. Six dog shows are held at 4-H Acres in Stockton where kids and dogs demonstrate what they have learned in front of experienced judges for ribbons and a chance to go to the State Fair.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Dog Program should contact the 4-H office at 664-9402, Ext. 214, or attend the next Dog Program opportunity at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, today beginning at 6:30 pm. The deadline to join the program is March 31.

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts research-based knowledge to work for Chautauqua County residents involved in agriculture, the environment, youth development and human services. Cornell Cooperative Extension is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 and all donations are a charitable contribution.