For more information about the county 4-H Dog program, contact:

  • Marcie Dryden, 330-260-1766
  • Carri Brandt, 330-204-0140
  • Joe Wheeler, 740-260-6580


Informational Meeting

Workouts - includes link to printable schedule

Interview Judging

County Dog Show

OSF Dog Show and Agility Trial

Dog Program Participation - included link to Dog Projects Help Sheet

Informational Meeting

The 2024 Informational Meeting will be held Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. for all 4-H dog participants. Paperwork must be turned in by June 3.

Beginner Dog Project information will be presented at the Beginner Clinics and QA Extravaganza on February 18 at Claymont High School.


Dog workouts will be Mondays with beginners starting at 6:00 p.m. and advanced participants at 7:00 p.m. We generally meet in front of the Clover Café; however, if the weather is inclement, we may be in another area on the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.

2024 Workout Dates:

  • May 6
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • June 3
  • June 10
  • June 24
  • July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19

NOTE: No workout on May 27 (Memorial Day) and June 17 (Ohio State Fair Dog Show).

Click here for a printable 2024 Dog Workout Schedule.

Interview Judging

Interview Judging for members enrolled in #201O Obedience, #201P Performance, and #201S Showmanship will be Monday, July 8, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.

county Dog Show

The Tuscarawas County Dog Show will be Saturday, August 24, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.

OSF Dog Show and agility trial

The Ohio State Fair Dog Show will be held June 17-19, 2024, in Voinovich. Entry deadline is 1:00 PM May 21. Entries can be made through the Ohio State Fair entry system once available.

The Agility Trial will be July 24, 2024, in Taft Coliseum (this is the first day of fair). Entry deadline is 1:00 PM June 21. Link for entries will be posted here once available.

A schedule of classes and entry information can be found at

Dog program participation

4-H Members can participate in the Dog program two different ways:

  1. Companion Animal projects – Interview Judging is on Miscellaneous Project day. Members can qualify to be sent to the Ohio State Fair’s Companion Animal Day without their dog. These projects include #201D You and Your Dog, #200 All About Dogs, and #201W Working Dogs (assistance).
  2. Competition projects – To compete in the Tuscarawas County Fair Dog Show and the Ohio State Fair, you must take one of these projects. Members are required to attend scheduled workouts.
    1. #201D You and Your Dog
      • Study questions will be posted at Members can compete at the county show and Ohio State Fair Dog Show with their dog.
      • Members are not required to attend weekly workouts.
    2. #201O Obedience
  • Includes Training Tips, Beginner Novice, Pre-Novice, Novice, Graduate Novice, Open, Graduate Open, Utility, Brace, Team, and Rally.
  • Youth must be enrolled in this project to show in any of the above-mentioned obedience classes at the county show or Ohio State Fair.
    1. #201S Showmanship
  • Includes Preparing for Showmanship, Stacking, Gaiting, Showmanship Patterns, Tabling, Breed Presentation, Ring Procedure.
  • Questions for showmanship judging will come from specific chapters and/or sections of the Dog Resource Handbook. Youth must be enrolled in this project to show in the Showmanship classes at the county show or Ohio State Fair.
  • For county and state fair judging, study questions will be posted at
    1. #201P Performance
  • Includes Agility, Coonhound Events, Drill Team, Freestyle, Barn Hunt, Earthdog Tests, Field Tests, Herding Trials, Hunting Tests, Lure Coursing, and Tracking.
  • Youth must be enrolled in this project to show in Agility, Drill Team, and Freestyle classes at the county show or Ohio State Fair.

Important Things to Remember

  • If a first-time member is planning to compete with their dog in Obedience, Showmanship, or Performance, they must enroll and complete #201D You and Your Dog.
  • If the member is competing in the Tuscarawas County Fair Dog Show, they must attend 70% of dog workouts held on the fairgrounds (see schedule).
  • If you have any questions, please contact Marcie Dryden, 4-H Dog Key Leader, at 330-260-1766 or call the Extension office.

Click here for a printable Dog Projects Help Sheet.