How do you pin a goose to the ground?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by joya250, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. joya250

    joya250 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am reading the Goose Training thread -- and it is great! I'm almost mid-way through it, so I apologise if this is answered further in… but Oliver (if memory serves) offered wonderful advice. Starting with the "wing spread" and the hiss, then a chest bump, and then if things escalate -- pinning the goose to the ground. It is this part that I am confused by. Pin the goose, how exactly? Actually flip him onto his back and hold his wings against the ground? Or do I face him away from me, then pin his wings to his side? Or am I misunderstanding this completely? I want to be sure if/when the time comes and my baby grows up…. I am able to keep in him line.

    Can someone please walk me through the pinning of a goose?

    Muchas gracias!
    Joy
     
  2. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grab his neck and push his belly onto the ground, so you have your hand on his back between his wings and use the other hand to keep his head on the ground so he can't bite you
     
  3. joya250

    joya250 Out Of The Brooder

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    Excellent. Exactly what I was needing. I can picture it now. Hope it never comes to that, but I feel confident in knowing how to handle it if it does. Thank you, Carrosaur!
    Joy
     
  4. brandilly

    brandilly Out Of The Brooder

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    And let me just say, it's highly entertaining to watch... so if you have neighbors and pull this maneuver be sure to smile pretty! Really makes them wonder!!! My whole family finds it highly comical as it looks as if I'm mounting my goose... which is your goal to show dominance!
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I am pinning my oldest gander to the ground at least 2-3 times a day now he just never learns.
    Thankfully I have no neighbors.
     
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  6. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should pick him up and carry him around! That's what I did with Kiwi, he still hissed at me sometimes but wouldn't dare come near me!
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have done that too nothing phases Sam. He is so stubborn.
     
  8. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He and Kiwi would hate each other!!! ;) ;)
     
  9. WhiteAfrican923

    WhiteAfrican923 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know how to pin a goose to the ground? YOU DON'T! I learned that the more you do this the more it makes them mad so I would not bother with it. People have to understand that geese in most part are aggressive. People say "Well, what if I have kids that are gonna walk around the geese? I say treat geese the same way you would treat a swimming pool. You wouldn't let you're kids around a swimming people." You can't fault the goose for being aggressive. I keep geese that hiss and bite me all the time and I don't plan on sticking them in the stew pot any time soon. People use your brains!
     
  10. Carrosaur

    Carrosaur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one here is saying kill aggressive geese, we love all our geese. But saying geese HAVE to be aggressive and saying it's acceptable for them to chase adults and children? You're out of your mind. Many dogs were bred to be aggressive to people, "guard dogs", but if they bite someone they are put down, what's your argument for that? Just let them? Because they were bred to bite strangers?

    Sure in some cases "training" geese doesn't help, but my gander would never DARE come after me.
     
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