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Published on November 19, 2007

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4-H Companion Animal Update:  4-H Companion Animal Update Lucinda B. Miller Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development Companion & Small Animal Programs Companion Animal Definition:  Companion Animal Definition Animals that have a special relationship and association with humans Are partially or totally dependent on people Live in close proximity of people Bond with people A step further than do exotic pets Interact with their owners Mutual or reciprocal action or influence between animal and owner Campbell, K.L., Corbin, J.E., Campbell, J.R. (2005). Companion animals: Their biology, care, health, and management. Pearson Prentice Hall, N.J. Calendar:  Calendar 4-H PetPALS Training January 20, Jefferson County February 24, Washington County March 31, OSU Dog Judges’ Seminar January 28, OSU Ohio 4-H Dog Expo April 14, OSU Calendar:  Calendar Ohio State Fair Small Animals Day Judging Entry Deadline June 20 – Entries sent to State Fair Ohio State Fair Scholarship Application Deadline July 1 – Entries sent to State Fair Ohio State Fair Dog Show Entry Deadline July 13 – Entries sent to State Fair Ohio State Fair Agility Entry Deadline July 18, 6:00 p.m. Calendar:  Calendar Ohio State Fair Dog Show Poster Contest Entry Deadline July 13 – Posters sent to Lucinda Miller Ohio State Fair Small Animals Day Judging August 3, Youth Discovery Center Ohio State Fair Agility Trial August 4, Coliseum Ohio State Fair Dog Show August 6 – 10, Buckeye Building Calendar:  Calendar Ohio State Fair Dog Show Skillathons August 6 – 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. August 7 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. August 8 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. August 10 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dog Care Participants Only Small Animal Projects:  Small Animal Projects Cats Purrr-fect Pals, No. 216 Climbing Up, No. 217 Cat Connections, No. 218 Guinea Pigs, No. 215 Pet Rabbits, No. 227 Small Animals, No. 220 Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice, Rats, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs, Ferrets Reptiles & Amphibians, No. 365.13 State Fair Dog Show Overview:  State Fair Dog Show Overview Youth must enroll in correct classes to show Obedience Training – Beginning, No. 206 Sub-novice and Novice Obedience Training – Advanced, No. 207 Grad Novice, Open, Grad Open, Utility, Brace, Team Grooming & Handling, No. 204 Dog Care, No. 200 Assistance Dogs, 365.08 Agility, Drill Team, Rally Projects 204, 206, or 207 Slide9:  Youth (or immediate family as defined in rules) must own project dog(s) Only junior fair exhibitor may show dog at any type of show on or after April 1, 2007 Two youth cannot share same dog for State Fair competition Youth cannot lease dog for State Fair competition Dogs competing in Agility must be 18 months old Dogs must be 6 months old by State Fair show dates, August 6 – 10 Dogs must meet health requirements outlined in 2007 State Fair rules Dog Show Entries:  Dog Show Entries One youth may enter any number of project dogs in Agility Assistance Dogs can only be shown in Assistance Dog class Youth showing Assistance Dogs can show other project dog(s) Youth showing in Dog Care CANNOT show same or any other dog Slide11:  Youth may show more than one project dog (with exception of Dog Care) In multiple levels of Obedience Same or different project dog in Grooming & Handling (showmanship) Same or different project dog in Drill Team, Brace, Team, and Rally Two project dogs per Rally class Entry Process:  Entry Process Classes August 6 - 10 Enter directly to State Fair Entry Dept. by July 13 Can enter any classes eligible for Entry fee = $2.00 per dog per class Late fees will apply Entry Dept. will send out passes, etc. to each exhibitor Poster Entries:  Poster Entries No limits on entries from counties Youth must complete entry form Educators make sure posters are eligible Educators sign entry form Youth responsible for sending entry form and poster to Lucinda Miller at OSU Extension Center at Piketon by July 13 Agility:  Agility Entry deadline Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m. Junior handler/dog teams must be registered with USDAA Jr. Handler Program Agility Trial, Saturday, August 4, Coliseum Measuring at 8:30 a.m./ Judging at 10:00 a.m. Two $500.00 State Fair Dog Scholarships Scholarships 4-H PetPALS:  4-H PetPALS Intergenerational program Utilizes the human-animal bond Volunteers teach youth Youth socialize and train pets for AAA visits Youth learn skills to interact with seniors Enhances intergenerational relations Youth give to the community Questions?:  Questions? Lucinda B. Miller miller78@ag.osu.edu 740.226.5671, ext. 152 740.708.0359 (cell) http://southcenters.osu.edu/4h/ 12/12/06

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