Enrollment is now open for youth to join Orange County 4-H’s Dog Program!
This program is open to all youth interested in dog obedience and grooming and handling.
A Dog Program Orientation will be held on Monday, March 20th at 6:30 P.M. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s Office located at 18 Seward Avenue in Middletown, NY.
Attendance is mandatory for all participants and a parent/guardian.
The training classes will be held on Mondays at Cornell Cooperative
Extension’s Education Center & 4-H Park located at 300 Finchville Turnpike
in Otisville, beginning April 3rd.
These in-person classes will each run from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Youth must be 8 years old by 9/30/22 and not reached their 19th birthday prior to 1/1/23 and working with a dog of at least 6 months of age to participate. Dogs must be vaccinated for rabies. All dogs must be friendly and safely managed on a leash by youth. A copy of the dog’s vaccination records MUST be brought to the orientation with them.
Participants must be enrolled in 4-H. If you are not registered, please register online at: cceorangecounty4h.wildapricot.org. Be sure to fill out the Release Package as well as enrollment.
The deadline to register is March 17.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These classes are designed as a youth development experience for children, not as a place just to get your dog trained. Dogs need to be controlled by the youth, i.e., a 130 lb. strong dog and a 60 lb. kid will probably not work out.
4-H Administrative Assistant
CCEOC Education Center & 4-H Park
300 Finchville Turnpike
Otisville, NY 10963
Last updated February 23, 2023