Maine 4-H Dog Clinics
Currently, two 4-H dog clinics are planned each spring; one in Machias and one at the University of Maine. Participants learn about Showmanship, Obedience, Agility, the dog group featured at ESE and many other topics.
Frequently Asked Maine 4-H Days Dog Camp Questions
Q: How many dogs may I bring, how old do they have to be and can I participate without a dog?
A: Participants may bring up to two of their own 4-H project dogs that they have trained, as long as the dogs are non-aggressive and each can be handled individually by the 4-H’er. The dog’s age is not a factor in most workshops and dogs are not necessary for all of the workshops. Usually about half of the activities are hands-on with dogs, and the other half are not. No aggressive dogs will be allowed to participate at camp; and dogs exhibiting signs of aggression towards anyone may be asked to leave the activity or camp for the safety of all.
Q: If my dog is well-behaved can it be off-leash during camp?
A: All dogs must be on-leash at all times.
Q: Who can participate in Dog Camp?
A: 4-H members age 9 – 18 can participate.
Q: What are some workshops that we have had at Dog Camp in the past?
A: Some of the events that we have had in the past are agility, rally-obedience, basic obedience, multi-level showmanship, tracking, Bach Flower Remedies, dog rescues, first aid, flyball, freestyle canine dancing and many more. We also offer dog themed crafts and games.
Q: What type of supervision is required?
A: All participants must have a chaperone.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Check out the Packing List for Dog Clinics.