Whether you currently own a dog or plan to in the future, the Canine Project will teach you the skills you need to raise a happy and healthy pup! Topics covered include housing, grooming, how the canine body works, nutrition, training tips and much more.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • The history of dogs
  • How to safely work with and around dogs
  • Proper canine welfare and related health issues
  • How to understand canine behaviour
  • Helpful facts about obedience training, agility and other performance events
  • Info about careers related to dogs and for dogs

Reference Manual


4-H Project Disclaimer 

4-H Ontario is pleased to be able to provide 4-H project resources for use by volunteers in 4-H clubs. With so many topics to choose from, 4-H volunteers are trusted to use these resources to provide safe, respectful and quality programming while using their judgement to assess the appropriateness of activities for their particular group of youth. 

By downloading any 4-H resource you agree not to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such resources (in whole or in part) for any purpose other than delivering the 4-H program. You also agree to give credit to the original creators. Your provincial or national 4-H organization may have restrictions on the types of 4-H projects or activities which can be completed in your area. 

4-H Ontario grants permission to 4-H volunteers to photocopy these 4-H project resources for use in their local 4-H program. 

All information presented in these project resources was accurate and appropriate at the time of development. 

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