Dog Project

The Trempealeau County 4-H Dog Project is led by volunteers and consists of obedience, showmanship, and agility.  If youth would like to participate in the Fair then they are required to attend a specific number of these training classes before the fair.  In order to attend the classes you must have all of the correct paperwork and veterinary paperwork completed and turned in.

Obedience classes are offered by the County 4-H Dog Project leaders for both 4-H club members enrolled in the dog project and the general public.  Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

4-H Dog Project Class Schedule:

Generally the Dog Project in Trempealeau County starts ramping up around March.  It starts with an informational class to learn more about the project, schedule for the year, and to turn in the proper paperwork to ensure animal safety.

2021 DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES SET

 

Your opportunities for Dog Obedience Classes are coming up soon! Dog Obedience Classes will be held in Galesville this Spring. There will not be any classes in Whitehall this year. The classes are offered by the County 4-H Dog Project Leaders for 4-H Club members and youth groups. Due to Covid-19 pandemic we will not be including any community members this year.

 

The first Dog Obedience Class this Spring will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Trempealeau County Fairgrounds in Galesville. The first class is informational only and will include an orientation session, registration (class signup), a demonstration, agility class information, required equipment and dog health. Do not bring dogs to the first class.! Please bring a lawn chair, copies of required shot records to turn in and your own pen. Social distancing and wearing a mask will be required!! Hand sanitizer will be provided.

 

You may purchase equipment the first night training sessions begin. Weekly training classes will be held in Galesville at the Fairgrounds. Detailed information will be available at the April 12th informational session. Beginner and Advanced Dog Obedience Classes as well as Agility will be held in Galesville. Galesville training classes will start on Monday evening, April 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. (Agility will be offered in Galesville on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm.) Parental help with setup and take down of equipment will be required. (You must have completed an obedience class to participate in agility.) Rally and showmanship will also be offered in June. The class fee for 4-H members will remain $10.00.

Equipment needed for the class will be a 6-Ft. leather or cotton web lead and a correctly sized nylon or chain training collar. The cotton web leads can be purchased at class for $5.00 each; training collars are also available in all sizes for $5.00. Anyone participating in agility is required to have a buckle collar without any tags attached to the collar. Please bring a copy of current vaccination records with you to the first class – we are required to keep a copy for our records. All dogs must have distemper, rabies and parvovirus shots.

Any 4-H member who still wants to enroll in the Dog Project should contact the UW Extension Office in Whitehall at (715) 538-2311 Ext. 208 by April 9th.

All classes are subject to change, postponement or cancellation due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Information will be posted on the 4-H dog project Facebook page.

For further information about Dog Obedience Classes please contact: Sandy Sygulla @ (715) 538-2331 or Judy Betker @ (608) 989-2386. For agility information contact Jenny Brandt @ (507) 313-5206.

Equipment Needed for Obedience Class:

The equipment needed for the class will be a 6-Ft. leather or cotton web lead and a correctly sized
nylon or chain training collar. The cotton web leads can be purchased at class for $5.00 each; training collars are also available in all sizes for $5.00. Anyone participating in agility is required to have a buckle collar without any tags attached to the collar.

Please bring a copy of current vaccination records with you to the first class – we are required to keep a
copy for our records. All dogs must have distemper, rabies and parvovirus shots.

Contact Information:

The Dog Project has a few leader that you can contact if you have questions.  There information can be found here:

  • Sandy Sygulla at (715) 538-2331
  • Vicky Schultz at (608) 539-5876
  • Judy Betker at (608) 989-2386
  • Becky Poulos at (715) 538-1444
  • Megan Poulos at (715) 797-3978
  • For agility information contact Jenny Brandt at (507) 313-5206

The Dog Project as has a Facebook page where they post information to keep project members up-to-date on all the need to know information.  This page is updated very often and is a great resource for those interested in the project.

Information For Resources:

Below you will find some links to resources and opportunities for you in the Dog Project.  Feel free to check them out for more information about your project area and to increase your education!

 

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