NYS 4-H Youth Development Program

Department of Animal Science

March Dog Madness

   Adult & Teen Leader Training
   Morrison Hall, Cornell University

   March 21, 2015

Theme: Fundamentals

Online Registration Form (Pay by credit card)

NOTE:Online registration requires a separate registration and payment for each person attending.  If you wish to register multiple people at the same time, please print out multiple registration forms, write one check and mail them (US Postal Service) all together to the address on the printable registration form below.  Plan ahead and mail early because space is limited to the first 100 people whose PAYMENT is received by March 13.

Paper Registration Form (Pay by check) - form must be downloaded before it can be filled out.

2015 Printable Speaker Schedule

March Dog Madness is an annual conference for adult and teenage 4-H volunteer leaders. Workshops engage participants in science based information training. Current animal health, animal behavior, industry trends and youth development issues are addressed. Since 2002, guest presenters have included stakeholders, extension professionals, community and youth experts.

When: Typically held in March on the first Saturday of Cornell's "Spring Break".

Where: Morrison Hall and the Livestock Pavilion on Judd Falls Road, Cornell Campus, Ithaca.

Who: All interested staff, adult and teen 4H leaders are invited to attend this one day information packed program. Dog project leaders engaged in local community training programs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Why: This program helps community leaders understand and practice principles that they can take back and share with 4-H members at the local level. Adult and teen leaders gain networking skills, exchange ideas and have an opportunity to work together in a university setting.

LUNCH will be provided. 

Presentations from a variety of experienced professionals may include: Cooperative Extension Staff, County Volunteers, Cornell University Veterinarians, community collaborators, etc….


March 2015 topics include:

Teambuilding activities for everyone

Animal Behavior/Reading Dog Body Language with Dr. Pam Perry, DVM/PhD

Barn Games with Central Bark Canine Events  

How to Pack a Dog First Aid Kit & other essentials

Ways to maximize 4-H in the Dog Club Experience

Meet some Cornell Companions

…and so much more!


To cover the cost of lunch and program materials, there is a charge of $25.00 per person. There is a limit of 20 people per concurrent workshop.

*** Registrations and payment are due by March 13. Space is limited to the first 100 people whose PAYMENT is received by March 13.

Online registrations will require payment by credit/debit card. Paper registrations must be accompanied by a check. Multiple paper registrations may be grouped together and paid for by a single check if desired.


Contact: Dana Palmer