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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

September 14, 2018

2018 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl Details (Repost)

Submitted by Deryl E. Waldren

The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 20-21 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “4-H Dogs Under Construction.” Registration is currently open through the CVent 4-H system. Registration will close October 8th, 11:59 p.m. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee once participants have registered on CVent. To register, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html. Cost is $120.00 for full-time participants, $70.00 for Saturday only and $50.00 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. Visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/dog/index.html.

Educational sessions will include: Track 1: 1. Building Backyard Agility; 2. Dock Dogs; 3. I’ve Got a New Puppy, Now What?; and 4. Constructing Dog Toys through 4-H Citizenship; and 5. Canine Good Citizen. Track 2 is open only to current dog teams or dog teams ready to advance into more advanced training. 2018 will focus on Rally Obedience basics and foundations. Participants must choose Track 1 classes or follow Track 2. It is not possible to mix-and-match tracks.

The conference will have a special “4-H Dog Olympics”, a scavenger hunt, dog skill-a-thon, quiz bowl, plus s'mores and much more. All youth must be chaperoned by a parent, 4-H leader or KSRE staff person. Parents may chaperone multiple children from their immediate family. Parents may not chaperone participants who are not in their immediate family. Screened volunteer leaders may chaperone other youth with parental permission from their county/district. KSRE staff members may chaperone any youth with parental permission from any Kansas county/district. 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.