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
March 11, 2023
Packerland Kennel Club Dog Show
All Members Work Cleanup Duty Saturday & Sunday
Manitowoc Expo Grounds - Shifts are Four (4) Hours
April 1st & 2, 2023
Fairgrounds Set-Up - Move In
North Judging Barn ** Everyone Must Attend **
April 22, 2023
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 26, 2023
Training Class- Returning Members first trainingMay 3, 2023
Training ClassMay 10, 2023
Training ClassMay 17, 2023
Training ClassMay 24, 2023
Training ClassMay 31, 2023
Training ClassJune 7, 2023
Training ClassJune 14, 2023
Training ClassJune 21, 2023
Training ClassJune 28, 2023
Training ClassJuly 5, 2023
Training ClassJuly 12, 2023
Training ClassJuly 19, 2023
Training ClassJuly 26, 2023
Tailwaggers 4-H Club Graduation
Brown County Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Time TBD
Move out / Cleanup
Brown County Fairgrounds
Sunday, July 30, 2023
​Time TBD
Brown County Fair
(Tailwaggers Dog Project will work one
4-H Food Stand Booth 3 Hour Shift)
August 16 - 20, 2023

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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