By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ
Winners had to settle for ribbons instead of treats and bones Thursday in the 4-H dog show at Ag Expo.
Exhibitors were judged on how well their dogs obeyed, if they walked close to their handlers, how they adjusted to their handler's pace, if they sat and stayed on command and if they came when called, said judge Judy Richardson of Waynesboro, Pa.
The three classes within the obedience portion of the show were sub-novice, novice and graduated novice. The novice and graduated novice classes had only one competitor each.
In the sub-novice class there were three competitors and an exhibitor who was not in the competition.
Cara Peckens, 14, of Boonsboro, won first place along with her dog Justin in the sub-novice class. Justin is a 5-year-old corgi that Cara has been training for three years. She said last year Justin won second place in obedience and grand champion overall.