Dog Doing Agility
The Tailwaggers 4-H Club Dog Training Project has been around for many years. Our volunteer adult leaders enjoy teaching the youth of Brown County and their dogs about dog training. Our program is open to any youth in Brown County enrolled in third grade through the 13th grade. They may train any dog that is 6 months and older, purebred or mixed breed.

We offer four different types of classes for our youth. They are obedience, showmanship, agility, and rally. For our obedience students we offer beginner and advanced classes. In the beginner class, 4-H members learn to teach their dog basic commands including sit, down, stand, heel, and stay. In the advanced classes they learn how to do off-leash work and progress to retrieving and jumping. Rally obedience is an extension of these exercises put onto a numbered course.

In our showmanship classes, youth learn how to present their dogs for the show ring. They learn how to gait and stack the dog. They also learn about the history of their breed and some basic grooming skills. In showmanship, the dog is not judged, only the way the handler presents the dog is judged.

In agility classes the dogs learn how to jump, climb up A-frames, walk over dog walks and teeter totters, go through tunnels and navigate through the weave poles.

Our training sessions run from April through the end of July, approximately 13 weeks of training each year. At the end of our training session each year we hold a graduation for all of our participants in each of the four areas: obedience, rally, showmanship, and agility. Youth may also win trophies, ribbons, and fair premiums through their participation in the dog show and other events.
Meeting DayEvery Wednesday (April - July)
Meeting Time6:00 - 9:00 PM
Meeting LocationBrown County Fairgrounds
(North Show / Rabbit Barn)
Club LeaderAngela Duckart
Club TreasurerSarah Kinate
8 Different Skill Level Classes:
Beginning Obedience6:00 - 6:30 PM
Beginners Novice6:30 - 7:00 PM
Showmanship (all levels)7:00 - 7:30 PM
Rally (all levels)7:30 - 8:15 PM
Beginning Agility6:00 - 6:45 PM
Open Agility - Skill Building7:00 - 8:30 PM
Class schedule to change based on entries

Club Forms

Tailwaggers 4-H Dog Training Agreement Form

Tailwaggers 4-H Class Registration Form

Tailwaggers 4-H Requirements & Guidelines

Tailwaggers 4-H Shot Record Form


Club Events

Tailwaggers 4-H Class Registration
STEM Innovation Center - Room #137
Packerland Kennel Club Dog Show
All Members Work Cleanup Duty Saturday & Sunday
Manitowoc Expo Grounds - Shifts are Four (4) Hours
June 8th & 9th, 2024
Fairgrounds Set-Up - Move In
North Judging Barn ** Everyone Must Attend **
April 20, 2024
10 AM
Classes below begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays and are located at the Brown County Fairgrounds North Judging Barn
Training Class- New Members OnlyApril 24, 2024
Training Class- Returning Members first trainingMay 1, 2024
Training ClassMay 8, 2024
Training ClassMay 15, 2024
Training ClassMay 22, 2024
Training ClassMay 29, 2024
Training ClassJune 5, 2024
Training ClassJune 12, 2024
Training ClassJune 19, 2024
Training ClassJune 26, 2024
Training ClassJuly 10, 2024
Training ClassJuly 17, 2024
Training ClassJuly 22, 2024
Training ClassJuly 31, 2024
Tailwaggers 4-H Club Graduation
Brown County Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 3, 2024
Time TBD
Move out / Cleanup
Brown County Fairgrounds
Sunday, July 4, 2024
​Time TBD
Brown County Fair
(Tailwaggers Dog Project will work one
4-H Food Stand Booth 3 Hour Shift)
August 14 - 18, 2024

If you are interested in having the Tailwaggers 4-H Club do an exhibition of obedience and agility for your club, business, or program, please contact Angela Duckart 920-680-9001.

Tailwaggers Champion


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