Welcome to A Round of A-Paws 4-H dog club! We are a 4-H performance and community service 4-H dog club, dedicated to helping others and having fun with our dogs. We use our dogs to reach out to people with disabilities, the elderly and people who are in hospitals and rehab centers or just want cheering up. We take part in community service events to help our world following the 4-H way. Another important part of our club is to represent the 4-H organization in a positive manner. Our motto is the same as 4-H, "learning by doing" and "to make the best better". We train our dogs with operant conditioning using either a marker word or clicker and positive reinforcement. We educate the public on responsible pet ownership and dog care knowledge. Check out our video and photo section to see us in action and please sign our guestbook! Check back often as we are always doing something!
We will be doing a freestyle and tricks demo at the Beantown Pet Expo in Plymouth on April 12th all day. Check them out on facebook at Beantown Pet Expo! Come stop by our booth and visit. We will be selling tug toys and leashes for the Pet Food Pantry and War Dog Project.
We will be sending out more care packages to our brave soldier dogs and their handlers serving our country in the military! If you care to help you can donate or drop off dog treats, toys and toiletries for the human soldiers at the 4-H office 266 High St, Hanson OR click on the bar to the right and make a donation so we can send MORE thank yous to these brave soldiers and their dogs serving our country overseas!
Are you prepared for an emergency? Have you thought about your dogs? Do you have a pet safe sticker for your home to let emergency personnel know you have a beloved pet to save? You can get one here https://www.aspca.org/form/free-pet-safety-pack
1. Find local shelters and hotels that accept pets keep that list in your emergency kit
2. Copies of rabies certificates and vaccines, laminated or in waterproof container, id # if microchipped
3. 3-7 Days worth of food and water and dishes to feed it in
4. Pet First aid kit and handbook and 7 days of meds- be sure to rotate these out so they don't expire
5. Garbage bag, bedding and poop bags
6. Spare collars and leashes
7. Travel container- crate etc
8. Blanket to scoop up pet if necessary
9. recent photos of your pet in case you are separated
11. Spare toys, treats and chewies
Our club leader, Cathy's dog Leah, a rough collie (like Lassie) received the Collie Club of America's 2013 Shining Star Award for saving her life and all the community service work she does!
We put on a performance at the Marshfield Fair in musical heeling, canine freestyle and agility, then did tricks for the public. I twas a huge success, in spite of the heat!!
A Round of A Paws braved the 35' windy weather of Scituate and marched in the St Patrick's Day Parade! We danced our way along the 2.8 mile route having fun along the way!
We were awarded the CORE award from 4-H. this award stands for Community Outreach recognizing Excellence and is a result of excellence in community service, teaching other 4-Hers, participating in 4-H events and representing 4-H in a positive manner. A Round of A Paws received the highest level of this award- the GOLD level for 2011-2012 year!
The Plymouth COunty 4-H delivered 3400 pounds of food to the Plymouth Area Food Bank and collected almost $2000 in donations tohelp the hungry in MA. Our club collected 32 bags of food and came in 4th for the drive out of 40 clubs! Great job guys!
It is my pleasure to be a leader of this fine group of kids! Many of them started the year with dogs that were deemed "stupid" and "untrainable" they worked through each dog's "issues" and had success! Check out our performance from the Marshfield Fair to see the results of their positive training methods. So this year we raised $150 for the Fairydogparents.org- an organization that helps people struggling financially with their pets by doing a trick for a buck at our 6 public community service events that we attended. We represented 4-H 6 times publically, participated in the Visual Presentation competition with everyone receiving a blue ribbon, Sent 3 sets of care packages to soldier dogs overseas, stocked the Careworks and Pembroke Food pantries with pet food, collected food for the 4-H Food Drive, certified half the club in pet therapy, visited facilities with our pets, taught 6 kids and their dogs freestyle and agility using positive trianing methods, attended the 4-H dog camp with some of us teaching there and performed at the fair inspiring dog owners to train their dogs. I am honored to be associated with such a fine group of kids ages 9-16 and am looking forward to another successful year!
"A Round of A Paws Goes To The Movies" was the theme to this years performance! It was a big success. The kids had fun and the audience loved it!! You can check out the performance in our video section under Stars & Stripes Forever, James Bond and Star Wars. We started with a tribute to the patriotic movies of the 40's then moved to the spy/police movies of the 60's and 70's and ended with a tribute to the space movies of the 80's with Star Wars.
We are collecting cat and dog food and dividing it up in 2 lb bags to put in local food pantries. If you are visiting us- you can help by clicking on our campaign button on the sidebar and donating via paypal. Or if you are local simply drop off large bags of dry cat or dog food at the 4-H office between 7:30AM and 3 pm 266 high St in Hanson, MA Please help us by donating dog or cat food bags. Here we are delivering some!