Dom looks for Volunteers to join the “Geese Police “

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm

It was brought to my attention that the Ridgewood NJ School District
has begun a “herding geese with dogs” program to help clear the Sports
Fields of the ever present Geese visits. After checking “geese herding”
out I found out there are many … Communities, already doing this for
local swimming pools, Golf Courses and other locations. It looks like this:

Kids looking for summer fun?

This is one dog in action… but where do the Geese go next? Or are they just playing
musical chairs… is it really a profitable business? Anyone see this in action?

Anyone interested in learning more about this project and hopefully volunteering themselves and their dogs can contact me Jim Borghoff
at ridgewood.dogpatrol@yahoo.com

  1. That geese chaser on a bike at Graydon, might be out of a job soon. He might be more useful if they gave him a shotgun ….a provide some food for the starving.

  2. Glad to see that the BOE has embraced a method that works and doesn’t cost taxpayers any money.

    What took them so long and when is the Village going to join them in deploying owners and their dogs to clear the geese from Village fields?

  3. Anyone interested in learning more about this project and hopefully volunteering themselves and their dogs can contact me at ridgewood.dogpatrol@yahoo.com

    This is an all-volunteer effort, and 8:37 you are correct: it won’t cost taxpayers a dime. Worth a shot, I think.

    We have not started yet, and we need as many volunteers as we can get.

    Jim Borghoff

  4. Do you only want border collies, or will any kind of dog be helpful?

  5. How about cats?

    Can you use cats?

    This apparent discrimination against cats seems like speciesism to me.

  6. Any dog will do as long as they chase after geese.

  7. Herding dogs, not only border collies, are preferred. I’m not an expert on this, but the advice I have received from the GeesePeace founder is that non-herding dogs tend to get bored and aren’t as effective. But I’m not about to turn anyone away.



  8. 10:59 Cats? Tigers, Panthers or Lions would work

  9. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

  10. …and Toto too?

  11. Heck, let the kids pelt rocks at them too. That will work just as effectively.

  12. Do you only want kids with organized sports throwing experience or will any kind of kid be helpful?

  13. If they have an arm and can throw fifty paces or so, sign ’em up!

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