This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher kicks off the new radio season welcoming guest Dave Marcks, President of Geese Police, a Canada goose control company that, for the past 25 years, utilizes highly trained working Border Collies to herd the geese off a client's property. Talking to Celia about his business' beginnings and on his dog breed of choice, he goes into detail about why geese become such nuisances and about the dog training process. What makes his removal business different from other methods to eradicate geese is that he brings no harm to the geese. With his specialized training method, his dogs boast the brains to be patient and over several times a day per week, harass the geese using "fowl play" which forces the geese to loiter elsewhere. Once the geese see the property as an unsafe haven, the geese will simply start to gather in a new location where they do not sense danger. Tune in for an incredibly informative episode! This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
"My opinion... border collies make lousy pets. The problem is, they're highly intelligent, working breed dogs, and if you give them nothing to do, they will find something." [8:58]
" I originally bought my first dog to take care of the goose problem on my golf course. It was fantastic, that dog listened to everything I said. The geese were gone - I'm a hero!" [10:15]
-- Dave Marcks on Animal Instinct