ELIZABETH, Ill. – Big dogs, small dogs, furry dogs… all dogs! University of Illinois Extension has a new opportunity for youth. Dogs are considered “man’s best friend” and play an important role in many households across the globe. The Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dog Club will offer youth the opportunity to learn to feed, care for, and keep a dog healthy.
All youth, 8-18 years of age, are invited to participate in this hands-on club. Participants do not need to be a 4-H member to attend. Youth will meet approximately six times between March and July. The first meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth. No dogs will be in attendance at the first meeting.
The dog club will be led by Shelby Miller. “I’ve done several 4-H projects, but the dog project is the one I believe most shaped me into who I am today,” she said.
“Shelby is very passionate about animals, enthusiastic about 4-H, very knowledgeable, and funny! The kids will love working with her,” said Angela Miller, 4-H Youth Development Program coordinator.
To participate in the club, call 815-858-2273 or visit go.illinos.edu/jsw.