Safe, effective, humane goose control
Our specially trained Border Collies offer an environmentally friendly, safe and compassionate way to manage problem geese. Their instinct is to herd, not attack. They can quickly persuade even the most stubborn geese to find another place to live. When these dogs are given special training to exacting standards, they can be used as a safe and humane way to remove problem geese. Their famous "predator stance" combined with an intense gaze or "eye" can quickly intimidate the geese into leaving. Geese that go into the water are followed by the Border Collie, making them eventually feel so unsafe that they choose another place to live.
Keeping the geese from having a successful mating season is a humane way of controlling the population. This method of Goose Control is endorsed by both PETA and The Humane Society and approved by US Fish and Wildlife. In the spring, we intensely search for nests and note the date, number of eggs in the nest and the nest's location. When the eggs are only a few days old we apply a thin layer of corn oil over the shell, which prohibits further development. The eggs never mature past that of a typical chicken egg found in most household refrigerators.