Border Collies

Harassment techniques are nonlethal and therefore are generally well accepted by the public. Our most successful tactic is the use of Border collies on site. Skilled dogs are trained to chase but not harm the geese. Geese perceive the Border Collies’, more than any other breed, as predators and will be discouraged to stay at the property. Keep in mind, the use of a combination of techniques almost always works better than any single technique alone, and we will guide you in this process during our initial assessment.

Trained border collies are a special breed of dog that is both hardworking and extremely intelligent. Their natural instinct to herd and wolf-like glance is threatening to the geese and provoke them into flight. The geese are never harmed in this process. (as recommended by The Humane Society of the United States) Our border collies are trained with their specific handler on both whistle and verbal commands.

Skilled handlers are trained with each dog. It takes great time, patience and practice to work as a team to begin herding and controlling the geese population. This is very important with the varying terrains, including ponds, lakes, number of geese and goslings.

Our process begins with a site visit. Depending on this assessment we will establish a service custom to your needs. We will give recommendations for combining and applying several dispersal methods. Primarily site visitations, in which we will be visiting at varying times because we want the geese to sense that there is a predator on the property. Constantly harassing the geese, we eventually force the geese to disperse.

Our cost will vary depending on terrain and size of property, number and size of ponds, the current average geese number, and how many geese, if any, you want to live with. A skilled handler and border collie will come out for a free site visit, determine your goals, demonstrate our dog’s ability, and respond within 48 hours with a detail analysis of the recommended service.

To be effective dogs must be deployed one to three times a day, every day to control the population. This humane and effective tactic is recommended by The National Humane Society and The Division of Wildlife.