LONGMONT, Colo. -- Katie, a 5-year-old golden retriever, strained against her leash Friday evening, eager to chase away some Canada geese from Longmont’s valuable golf course grass.
Emma Massey, 11, let Katie off her leash and the dog straightened out into a blond arrow aiming straight for a smattering of the geese on Twin Peaks Golf Course.
Katie’s one of 30 dogs enrolled in a special Longmont geese-hazing program. And Larry Mills, Longmont golf operations manager, would like to have more like her.
“It’s only effective if there’s constant hazing. In other words if a dog chases them once in awhile, the geese get aware of it,” Mills said. “It’s somewhat effective but we’re not getting the constant geese hazing we’re after.”
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