Originally Posted by NathanZee
Originally Posted by Carrosaur
Telling you to back off!
Originally Posted by holm25
My gander doesnt do that. He has found its better to respect than to attack! It started learning when he started biting my siblings at a young age.
Originally Posted by jchny2000
Yep he is challenging your authority as flock leader. When he finally gets the courage to attack its time for "gander training"! Be happy to explain how to do it if you'd like.
Oh thanks guys! That's kind of what I figured, but I wasn't sure if he thought we were potential mates or enemies. He is very very friendly and loves to follow us around, and forage at our feet. He has never bit anyone except for the chewing at my boots and pants, but I'm sure that isn't aggression, my female does that too. When he attacks how will he do it? Bite and flail his wings? I would be thankful for any information!
It will be after breeding begins, his hormones will be raging. The "bluffing" he is doing now will suddenly become an attack. Some flog and bite, others bite and run. Some never actually follow through, and some do. When the day comes, quickly grab his neck just below the head with one hand, other arm scoop around the body FAST and grab the feet. You have 2 choices next, both work fine.
"Pinning" is the natural way geese show dominance within the flock. You will need to pin him down or restrain him physically. Either way works, but pinning is the natural way for geese.
Either:1. pick him up with the hold on him you have and take him for a walk around his flock!
OR: 2. Pin him to the ground, and hold him down, not so tight you are harming him, of course.
Once he stops struggling.. usually a few minutes let him go. Some ganders may come at you again! Repeat. I have never rehomed a gander for aggression, and this is the reason why. I teach them I am the flock leader. Once they learn it, it will rarely if ever be a problem with him again.