4-Her showing his dogThe Maine 4-H Dog Program is open to all youth ages 5-18. Dog ownership is not necessary to participate in a 4-H dog club or 4-H dog events, although it is encouraged. The Maine 4-H Dog Program offers opportunities for youth to gain knowledge from curriculum, record their experiences, and work with dogs supported by 4-H adult volunteers. The Maine 4-H Dog Program offers project work at the club level, regional clinics, dog shows, and participation at the Eastern States Exposition (ESE) for youth age 12 through 18 who qualify. For more information on any of these events please click on one of the links below.

Curriculum and Resources

State Events

Regional Events

For more information on educational programs in your area, contact your local UMaine Extension county office.