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Vail, AZ

Tucson, AZ

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Tel: (520) 940-4453

Text: (520) 940-4453

Email empireridgeranchaz@gmail.com

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Herding

Join us at our beautiful mountaintop ranch for some herding!

We welcome all breeds and abilities. 

We will also be offering very limited board and train herding options for those who wish to jump start past the really hard parts to get to the fun stuff.

Whether you want to handle your dog, or you want us to, the price is the same, and you will learn more about this great sport than you ever though you'd want to know!

Our herding adventure started about 13 years ago with a mixed breed dog with more passion than instinct. We have worked with some of the most talented herding instructors in Arizona, including Sue Bradley and Molly Wisecarver. We struggled through our ineptitude and the lackluster performance of our dog and came out the other end wanting nothing more than to dive in and get a dog who would love the sport as much as we did! 

We currently have three herding border collies, Dice, Cody, and Tagg, and about a dozen sheep.

We have trialed our dogs in AHBA (American Herding Breed Association), and AKC. We will begin trialling our dogs in USBCHA and ASCA in 2019 and 2020. We detail their adventures endlessly on Facebook, and to a lesser and more haphazard extent, Instagram. If you have a few hours to spare, you can call us up and ask us about our dogs! :)

Our goal for our dogs as well as yours is to have fun, keep the stock safe, and give them space to learn.

As of July 2019 we are on hiatus through the summer months.

We will offer a mini camp and private lessons, as well as very limited board and train options beginning in September.

YOU CAN SIGN UP TO BE PLACED ON THE LIST HERE

The best place to follow us is Facebook, but please check out our Youtube channel and our Blog to follow the adventures of our puppy, Tagg as she begins her herding career.