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Dog & Dog Handler Training

Expert Goose Dog Training and Handler Courses


At Goose Dogs For Sale, we offer expert goose dog training to help you and your dog build a stronger relationship and work flawlessly together. Owner Cathy Benedict has over 20 years of experience in this field.

If you think your dog could use more training, or if you want to learn how to be an even better handler, we’ll be happy to have you here at Goose Dogs For Sale!

Training Border Collies to Manage Canada Geese

Border Collies have an inherent ability to herd that’s been honed through hundreds of years. That’s what makes them so uniquely adept at working with livestock.

However, these dogs are not born knowing how to handle geese— an untrained Border Collie can harm a goose instead of simply driving it away.

It's essential to teach goose dogs how to scare away geese without touching or harming them. Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) 1918, and they cannot be killed or harmed outside a small hunting window.

At Goose Dogs For Sale, we harness that natural ability by working in the field on actual Canada geese. We also train our Border Collies in a ring at Keepstone Farm which has 75 acres of various sized, open fields and duck arenas. 

In addition, our goose dogs work on their skills in a controlled environment with our Indian Runner Ducks to help them spot Canada geese and intimidate them to fly away to another location.

Train with Us!

Every Border Collie you buy from Goose Dogs For Sale includes handler training of your new dog and a 6-month warranty. For an additional charge, summer training camps and refresher programs are also available. 

· Would you like to be a better handler and do things better with your dog?

Join our refresher program to brush up on the basics and master working with your dog.

· Does your dog have behavioral issues?

If you have issues with a dog you purchased elsewhere, we can come to where you are – or you can come to our location -- to provide an assessment and fix the problem even if you did not buy the dog from us. 

· What kind of training set-up is more convenient for you?

Depending on what you need, you can come in for a one-day training or a longer one. You can leave your dog with us initially, and join the training when you come to pick up your dog. You can also be part of the whole training process.

Check in on your dog any time you’d like— communication is one of our greatest strengths here at Goose Dogs For Sale. We’ll send you videos of the training in progress to keep you up to speed at all times. You will also receive a free lifetime consultation on top of the 6-month warranty.

Goose Dogs For Sale: Expert Training for Dogs and Handlers

Apart from rigorous and expert goose dog training, every dog you buy from us is current on all shots, neutered/spayed, and microchipped. All our Border Collies are registered with the American Border Collie Association (ABCA).

Want to learn more about our dog/handler training courses? Call us at 703-772-0379 or visit our Contact Page for more information! 


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