Our home is in the middle of 10 acres which is roughly 60% forested with an acre of professionally done landscaping surrounding our home. We typically saw deer crossing the property almost daily along with an occasional coyote. At night or when we were not home the deer would often wander into the landscaped areas and destroy flower beds or damage bushes and arborvitae trees. For years we tried to discourage the deer using various spray on repellents which are quite expensive, smelled terrible and were only effective for a few days. We came across the dog decoys while on vacation last summer and decided to give them a try. We purchased 3 decoys and, following the directions, placed them around just the outside of our landscaped area spread far enough apart so that only one decoy could be seen from nearly all locations and changed their location every 4 to 6 days. The deer and coyotes disappeared! I still hear an occasional deer "snort" or stamping off in the woods but we have had no damage to our landscaping since we started using the dog decoys 6 months ago.
Welcome to Spring! We purchased a three pack of dogs a year ago and are very happy with them. In fact, if you had a sales commission plan going we’d be star salesmen! They certainly kept the geese off the field last Spring, Fall and this Spring.
Our application is at the local Legion baseball field. It is a very desirable location for the geese –sheltered and wonderful grass. We always had lots of goose poop to cleanup every Spring.
We had several people who were very skeptical that the dogs really worked. Convincing was easy...just hang around and watch. A group of geese would fly over in low formation, bend their necks down to look at the dogs, perhaps take another pass or two repeating the inspection for danger, and then fly off. Seemed like there was always a group flying over to give a demonstration.
The volunteers who had to rake and shovel goose poop are very happy. We’d easily fill a 32 gallon garbage can or two. Thanks again for a wonderful time saving product! We’re looking forward to another season of HS baseball, Legion baseball and Fall ball.
We are the “Official Practice Field of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship” too (since 2005).
The Blakely Family
Lake Sammamish, WA
Watch Dog Goose Patrol