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Goose Control and Dog Related Links
Canadageese.org summarizes the benefits of using Border Collies for goose control.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Humane Goose Control Solutions:  A Guide to Integrated Management Programs. See Hazing and Harassment on Page 13 for use of Border Collies in hazing solution.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Canada Goose Egg Addling Protocol (Jan. 2009)
Managing Canada Geese in Urban Environments in depth guide covering many facets of urban goose issues and management thereof.
For goose control work in Central and Northern California contact these companies:
Sacramento & Foothills: Dog & Whistle Goose Control
Central Valley (Lodi, Modesto, Stockton, Jackson, Sonora: Golden State Goose Control
San Francisco Bay Area:  Losee’s Goose Control

We are also proud to feature our friends at Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions with foster homes for deserving rescue dogs located throughout the California Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills & Sharons Pet Salon in Sudlersville, MD
Regulatory Overview & Links
Federal and state regulations for the control of Canada geese are derived from the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Federal regulations are established by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (the Service). Maryland state regulations are established by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife and Heritage Services. Regulations state:
“All control activities, except those intended to either scare geese out of, or preclude them from using, a specific area, such as harassment, habitat management, or repellents, require a Federal permit  . . . Maryland Goose Patrol’s hazing with dogs, which harasses geese, but does not harm them, thus does not require Federal or State permitting.
State regulations follow Federal regulations for the control of Canada geese. For goose control activities such as depredation hunting, trapping and nest or egg destruction, State permits are required (in addition to Federal permits). Generally, Maryland DNR requires non-lethal efforts be attempted prior to issuing depredation orders - hazing with dogs being one such non-lethal tactic.
Atlantic Flyway Council Migratory Bird Management an advisory body to the USFWS. Similar advisory bodies exist for the Mississippi, Central and Pacific Flyways.