Properly trained working Border Collies will never touch the birds, which is especially important during breeding and molting season, when both adult geese and goslings are unable to fly.
Our working Border Collies are especially trained to herd and harass - but NEVER touch or otherwise harm the geese. We use our own Indian Runner ducks (shown above) to train the dogs how to work with live birds without hurting them. Indian Runner ducks cannot fly, and they aren't particularly afraid of the dogs, so they make a good practice partner for the working Border Collies. After a day's workout, the dogs herd our ducks into their pen for the trip back home.
We begin the process of controlling geese by visiting a property several times a day at different times each day, seven days a week for a period of time. It is important to stagger these times to be successful.
If we come every day at 7:00 a.m., the geese count the dog as one predator. Also, by visiting sites at the same time every day, the geese become conditioned and visit later or earlier. However, if we come to the site several times during the day, and vary those times, then the dog is now counted as many predators. Once you make your property an unsafe haven for the geese, they will just go somewhere else where they are not in any danger.
Geese eat an average of 3 pounds of grass per day
Geese defecate about a pound of droppings per day
Geese defecate on an average of every 8-9 minutes
Goose droppings are not a good fertilizer; it burns into the grass
Our methods are recommended by PETA and the Humane Society of the United States
It's simple really - with the right tools. We control the Canada goose population with the use of working Border Collies. Geese Police of Loudoun Canada goose control is your your wildlife control solution.
NO, we don't kill them. As a matter of fact, we don't harm them in any way... we don't even touch them. We just convince them to be on their way and move off the golf courses, town parks, school grounds, corporate grounds and even some private lands they love to invade.
Border Collies have a unique stalk as well as a wolf-like glance called the "eye". Because of this, Canada geese count our dogs as predators (even though we never touch them) and will soon find someplace else to be. The geese, although perfectly safe, believe their life is in imminent danger, and not only quickly leave the property, but stay away longer than they would have had they encountered any other breed of dog.