Border Collie Chase Program

Do you have Goose problems on your property?

Border collies are one of the most effective ways to get rid of Geese.

We offer complete goose control programs working with dogs and Trained Handlers to remove and keep geese off your property. Our Border Collies are trained to chase geese but do not harm them as they effectively disperse the geese from your property. This is one of the most humane and effective means of harassment or hazing.

What can you expect from our service?

We know each property and the goose problems it faces are unique. We do a full evaluation and develop a plan that specifically addresses your conflicts. Initial implementation of goose management programs require daily intense periods of hazing. In the beginning, the geese may just fly away and return as soon as they think the area is safe. This is why it is necessary to continue daily, randomly scheduled hazing until the geese learn that the area is not safe. This process may take several weeks. Then less frequent but regular patrols will be needed as results are achieved. When handled properly, Canada Geese will not become accustomed to the threat of being chased by Border Collies.

Why we use working Border Collies to get rid of Geese?

Working with Border Collies is the key component in our strategy to keep unwanted geese off your property. It is critical that these dogs are obedient with no tendencies to physically touch or harm the geese since this would violate the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918. Border Collies are a great fit because they have been bred for three hundred years to manage or herd livestock.

They are athletic, obedient and easy to train. In this work, the dog must be sensitive to the geese but also to direction from their handler. Because of their high intelligence and eagerness to please, these dogs can understand and respond to numerous whistles and commands.

Border collies are excellent for hazing geese because of their wolf-like appearance. Geese see them as predators and will flee, especially as the dogs stalk and chase them. It is important that the dog and Handler team haze the geese until they have completely left your property and not just moved from the grassy areas to any ponds or water on your property. That is why we employ the use of kayaks, motorized boats and dogs to continue the pursuit of geese into bodies of water.

Managing geese requires these working dogs to do their jobs at a distance from their Handlers. Our dogs have tested and proven obedience track records. They are successfully dispersing geese and keeping them from returning to our client's properties.