Can you train a goose to a collar/lead rope?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by HallFamilyFarm, May 15, 2010.

  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Can you train a goose to a collar/lead rope? Would be nice to take them to the schools and in the fair parade!
     
  2. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
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  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Living in a suburban area..I used to walk my geese around the block when we had them. I never needed a leash... But I did try to train them to walk in a harness. They hated it... They kept stopping every few steps to try to get it off.
     
  4. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do u get geese to follow u in the first place ?
     
  5. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred, they just do if you are their mamma, spend time w/ them, feed them, hold them. They'll go w/ you anywhere! Mine do. jennifer
     
  6. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    When I was a little girl I used to walk my Goose to the beach so she could have a swim.
    I used a piece of hay rope tied loosely around her neck. She wasn't really leash trained, but it was more, she followed me.
    It was a slow walk and she had to stop allot for a rest.
     
  7. sillysister74

    sillysister74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can do it if they are trained very young or older if you have a lot of patience. I have 2 two year old Embden's who have never had a leash and collar until we got them a few months ago. They do not really like it but when we go out in public, they know it is a necessity because I don't want them to travel too far away. I now have 6 babies Toulouse and I am teaching them to wear a collar first and then we will be working our way up to leashes. From what I understand you can teach geese anything that you want them to do if you start young. When they are older it is more that they will do whatever you want them to do only if they want to do it.
     
  8. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Please post photos of your geese with collars. Thanks.
     
  9. sillysister74

    sillysister74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, if you can tell me how to post them. Otherwise I am posting on my Facebook under the same... sillysister74
     
  10. jamesrm

    jamesrm Featherbrained, at best!

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    Quote:Carry a shotgun with you and inform them its follow or freeze [​IMG]
     

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