Dogs take center stage at 4-H Youth Dog Show at the New York State Fair

Published 08/27 2014 06:35PM

Updated 08/27 2014 06:57PM

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Dogs took center stage at the New York State Fair today for the 4-H Dog Show. More than 300 participants from 30 different counties in New York, ranging from age 8-18, took part in the competition.

Allyson Wentworth has been participating in the Dog Show for 10 years. Her Shetland Sheepdog Rocket is the two-time State Fair champ for Rally, which is a type of obedience training.

"I'm very proud of my dog and myself. I feel accomplished for doing it," says Wentworth. "He was doing jumps, frames, walks, poles, there were also tunnels and a tire."

Wentworth trains Rocket two to three times each week, all year round.

Other contestants like Trevor Coe and his dog Eva are first-timers to the Fair. Trevor's mom Katrina says whether he wins or loses, 4-H is all about the journey.

"I did it when I was little and I thought it'd be a great opportunity for him to learn about dogs, see 4-H programs, and maybe have fun doing it," says Katrina Coe.

Tomorrow from 9 am to 4 pm, the 4-H Dog Show continues in the Youth Arena. Participants will be doing Grooming and Handling, and Rally.

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