Mission

LRH Dogs that Work! Leroy’s 2nd Phase Working Dogs

What are LRH Dogs that Work?

Leroy’s Ranch Hands Dogs that work are dogs who are not able to meet the rigor of full-time ranch work but still have the drive and the athleticism for performance. It is my vocation to match individualized professional training with each Ranch Hand’s innate desire, aptitude, and temperament. I work to find what the Ranch Hand wants to do and what is fun and healthy for the dog. Want to help a dog who needs a new life and has the heart and desire to perform? Check out our program!
100% of all proceeds support Leroy’s 2nd Phase Working Dogs.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our business supports Agriculture by cooperating with the Ranch and Sheep Dog Trial DSCN0003communities to acquire working border collies no longer able to perform duties due to:

  • Injury
  • Temperament
  • Age

Dependent upon extensive evaluation, these dogs are retrained and certified as:

  • Leroy’s Ranch Hands (LRH) Dogs that Work!

    • Search and Rescue
    • Detection
    • Goose Patrol
    • Therapy/CGC
  • Leroy’s 2nd Phase Working Dogs Registered 501(C)(3)Non-Profit

    • Companion Dogs

LRH Dogs that Work! and Leroy’s 2nd Phase Working Dogs are unique concepts. We are a dscn1024Border Collie adoption service that builds the bridge between the dogs’ working background and their new urban lifestyles.  We are very selective and accept only dogs whose temperament, age, or medical condition prohibits them from meeting the standard required for ranch and sheep dog trial work.  Our business takes the greatest care in matching these dogs with people whose temperament and lifestyle match the dogs’ needs.  This unique enterprise sets all involved up for success.
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All training is based on pressure/release body language and developing a positive relationship with the dog.
With a solid foundation and no ceiling, each level of dog will be professionally matched and set up for success.

Vivian Merkley
Trainer/Owner

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