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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

August 14, 2017

2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl

By Deryl Waldren

4-H Dog Conference

The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 21-22 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “Dogs ‘Я’ Game.” Registration will be through the CVent 4-H system with registration closing October 8th, 11:59 p.m. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee once participants have registered on CVent. To register beginning in mid-August, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html. Cost is $110.00 for full-time participants, $65.00 for Saturday only and $45.00 for Sunday only. T-shirts and hoodies may be ordered on-line for an additional cost. Full registration information will be posted on the Kansas 4-H Dog web site page by mid-August: Visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/dog/index.html.

Educational sessions will include: Track 1: 1. Freestyle Dog Dancing; 2. Obedience Training Games; 3. Leather Dog Collar Stamping; 4. Creepy Crawlies that Can Hurt your Dog; 5. Canine Good Citizen(CGC) Testing and Details. Track 2 is open only to current dog teams or dog teams ready to advance into more advanced obedience classes. Special Obedience Training for Graduate Novice, Open A & B, Utility A & B Only. Participants must chose Track 1 classes or follow Track 2. It is not possible to mix-and-match tracks.

The conference will have a special “Minute to 4-H It” contest, a Dogopoly Hunt, dog skill-a-thon, quiz bowl, plus s'mores and much more. All youth must be chaperoned by parent or 4-H leader. County groups will be housed in the same cottage and all dogs must be on leash or kenneled in your room. Owners must pick up and bag after dogs. For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, Northwest Area Extension Office, P. O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701; 785-462-6281; dwaldren@ksu.edu.