March Dog Madness

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Adult & Teen Leader Training
Morrison Hall, Cornell University
March 19, 2016

2016 Theme: Together We Make A Difference

2016 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 (507 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853) and the Livestock Pavilion on Judd Falls Road, Cornell Campus, Ithaca.
See: Map showing workshop location OR Searchable campus maps.

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

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.


March 2016 topics:

  • Pet Loss Support – Ariana Boltax, Cornell Vet Student
  • Preparing for Agility – Max 200 Performance Dog Equipment
  • Dental Health – Dr. Carolyn McMaster, Briar Patch Vet Clinic
  • Updates from the Baker Institute on Canine Flu & Common Dog Allergies
  • The Beginner Novice Class – What’s new since 2012? –  Penny Haynes
  • Canine Nutrition Fun – Claira Seely, Cornell Class of 2017
  • …and so much more!



Photo of girl in a dog costumeTo cover the cost of lunch and program materials, there is a charge of $30.00 per person. There is a limit of 20 people per concurrent workshop.

*** Registrations and payment are due by March 11. Space is limited to the first 100 people whose PAYMENT is received by March 11.

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