Doc and Elvis volunteer for 4-H

Actually they didn’t volunteered, I volunteered for them. In any case, Doc and Elvis helped the 4-H kids with their dog show training last Saturday and as you can guess, the smallest kids got the biggest dogs.

The 4-H kids walk and run the dogs to burn off some energy

The 4-H kids walk and run the dogs to burn off some energy

The kids ran their dogs up and down the driveway to burn some of the energy off the dogs before starting and then we broke into two groups.

Doc and Elvis playing "red light green light" with their young handlers

Doc and Elvis playing “red light green light” with their young handlers

Our group consisted of Doc, Elvis, and their two little handlers; we began with a game of “red light, green light”. In this game, the instructor says “green light” and the kids walk with their dogs, then stop when the instructor says “red light”.

Getting ready for the second phase of training

Getting ready for the second phase of training

Our groups switched after a bit and our group practiced walking in a circle, the “sit” command, and then the “stay” command where the dogs had to sit off-leash while their little handlers walked around them.

Doc sits nicely while his little handler walks around him

Doc sits nicely while his little handler walks around him

It was a lot of fun for both us and the kids, and some good experience for Doc and Elvis.

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2 Responses to Doc and Elvis volunteer for 4-H

  1. What fun although it looks cold! We have done red light green light when practicing conformation. Green light your trot the dog, red light you stop and stack the dog in 3-2-1. It is a great way to practice what you need to do in the ring.

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  2. It was a little chilly, and I was surprised how fast time flew. I’ve never shown my dogs so it will be a good learning experience for all of us when we get to the point of stacking.

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