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4-H Dog SPIN Club, Washington County


This SPIN Club will meet in Machias (exact location TBA) on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7pm on the following dates:
6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27.
Our SPIN group will culminate with service learning project by showing at and helping with the Bangor Fair 4-H Dog Show on Saturday, July 30th.

COST is $5 which will cover some human and canine treats during class time and a copy of the DISCOVER 4-H Dog Clubs Curriculum.

Youth are also encouraged to sign up for the 4-H June Jamboree Dog Program to be held on Sunday, June 12th, from 8am to 12pm at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds. 
Note the registration deadline for Jamboree is May 9th.  However, if only attending the Dog Program, you may indicate a desire to attend until May 30th below.  We will contact you to complete registration for the 4-H June Jamboree Dog Program.

Space is limited to six participants (first come, first served) — register today!  Registration is open until the class is full or May 30th!

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Program Description

4-H Dog SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club led by 4-H Maine Agricience Teen Leader & Maine Eastern States Dog Team with support from Lisa Reilich, 4-H Professional for 4-H Youth ages 9 and up and their 4-H Project Dog

This 4-H SPIN Group will feature hands-on learning & exploration with your 4-H Project Dog using the DISCOVER 4-H Dog Clubs Curriculum and other great 4-H resources.  Learn more about caring for and enjoying your best friend. Also learn some basics about the 4-H dog project, including basic commands and showing your dog in 4-H shows. Please bring: your project dog, choke chain or martingale plus flat collar and 6′ lead and show lead if available, water and food dishes, food, pet waste bags and a crate. Please be sure your dog is tick and flea free. Please being proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations as well as your dog license.  The Maine 4-H Proof of Vaccination for Dogs form will need to completed and signed by your dog’s veterinarian.

Required Forms: Complete and return the four forms listed below to Tara Wood, Administrative Specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension; 28 Center Street, Machias, ME 04654

  • Maine 4-H Proof of Vaccination for Dogs Form (Word or PDF)
  • 4-H Member Enrollment Form (Word | PDF)
  • 4-H Program Participation Permission, Agreements, and Health Form (PDF | Word)
  • 4-H Photo Release Form (PDF | Word)

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Tara Wood at 207.255.3345 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

Program Details


Wednesdays, June 22 through July 27 (no class July 6)


5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


To be announced.

Contact Name

Tara Wood, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email


Contact Phone

207.255.3345 or 1.800.287.1542 (in Maine)


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