Want to show off your pet’s skills and tricks?
Your pet—your dog or cat or bird or even your turtle!—could be the perfect 4-H project for you. You may think you know all there is to know about Fido or Fluffy, but through 4-H, you could learn so much more.
Or how about raising a puppy to become a Leader Dog or a special friend and companion for someone with a disability? It might hurt to give away an animal you’ve worked with so hard, but just imagine how good you’ll feel inside knowing how much you’ve enriched someone else’s life!
The Michigan 4-H State Companion Animal Committee encourages leaders and members to download this complete overview of the 4-H Dog Program Manual from the American Kennel Club (AKC). This comprehensive manual is designed as a facilitator guide for leaders and 4-H members. It is well written, and was a project of Florida 4-H with the cooperation of the AKC.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office.
Michigan 4-H and Leader Dogs for the Blind celebrate the legacy of Nan Nellenbach with re-launch of 4-H Leader Dog Program
Published on March 20, 2023
Michigan 4-H and Leader Dogs for the Blind reignited their partnership with a kick-off event on March 9. As part of the celebration, former Michigan 4-H volunteer Nan Nellenbach was posthumously honored for her 40 year commitment to the program.
Published on November 16, 2022
For the 2022-23 program year, the Michigan 4-H Foundation funded sponsorships for 20 statewide 4-H learning experiences totaling $95,503.
Published on July 13, 2022
4-H members honored for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership, service and life skill development.
Cows, courses and careers: Animal Science Career Quest introduces youth to the many educational and career paths that exist in animal science
Published on May 9, 2022
Animal Science Career Quest is a joint program of Michigan 4-H and the MSU Department of Animal Science. The event introduced youth ages 12-19 to the many animal science programs available at MSU and where those educational efforts could take them.
Published on January 18, 2022
In all geographic and ecological locations, domesticated pet owners need to be aware of the dangers of lead in drinking water.