Come to the beautiful mountains of Western MD to the 4-H Paws N Pals Dog Retreat. Join us for 3 fun packed days and 2 nights with your dog to learn
a variety of training techniques, canine sports, fun dog work, dog crafts, dog games, and so much more.
Bring your tent and sleeping bag and "Camp-in" the air conditioned Allegany County Agriculture building. Join us for Dog Night at the Movies.
Practice for Dog Quiz Bowl in our mini-tournament. Practice with our professional trainers and get ready for the MD State Fair Dog Show. Take the
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and the Therapy Dogs International (TDI) test. Get a pet portrait taken and so much more.
View our full schedule of events by clicking here.
The cost for the three-day program is $150.00 for 4-H'ers, $175.00 for non-4-H'ers, and $120 for the chaperones of your county/city delegations and include housing, all
meals, program materials, and recreational activities. You do not need to have a dog to attend.
All of the details on the 4-H Paws N Pals Dog Retreat can be found in the 2009 Dog Retreat Information Packet.
This document should be read throughly by any youth or teen wishing to attend the retreat, all chaperones who will accompany youth or teen from their county, and by all parents
sending youth or teen to the event.
Completed conference registrations include the following forms:
The completed conference registration must be received by Monday, August 3, 2009. Be sure and check with your local extension office for scholarship opportunities for this event.
The dog retreat will include speakers, a wide range of seminars and workshops, and time for 4-H'ers to relax, have fun, and get to know other dog
lovers from around the region. The schedule has been created for active dog time and resting dog time so as not to overstress our four legged
Parents are invited on Sunday afternoon at 12:00 PM for lunch with their 4-H'ers (you make reservations and purchase a lunch ticket) and to attend a dog show and exhibition featuring our 4-H'ers, trainers, volunteers, and their dogs. We'll
also be holding a camp Dog Quiz Bowl Tournament. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded.
Don't miss all the fun at this very unique experience for those interested in learning how to get more out of life with their dog.