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I have been lazy!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
pondwiser border colie vic on a boat

Hi, furever friends, Okay, someone has been lazy. Yep, that is me. I was really busy this past winter and then around June, the geese could no longer fly, and were not a nuisance at the properties I was checking. So, I’ve been hanging out with my mom and dad. Did you realize the geese don’t fly in the summer? Do you know why? After they give birth, all the geese, even the males, lose a feather that is known as a pin feather and it keeps them from being able to get up in the air. They can lift-off about a foot from the ground or water, but that’s it. I still scoot them off the grass into the water if there is some on the property. If not, [Read More…]

Is it cold where you are?

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Vic Border Collie from Pond Wiser

Dog blog # -Jan 22, 2019 Hi, furever friends, Is it cold where you are? It is freezing here in Ohio. But you know what is awesome though? There is a bunch of snow. We got a whole lot of snow over the weekend. I LOVE SNOW!! I like to run and play like I’m a puppy. How about you? I’m pretty lucky though cuz my mom and dad like snow too so they take me outside a lot. One thing that happens when it is this cold though, is the geese disappear. I’m not sure where they go, but when I go looking for them, they are nowhere to be found. And I really want to find them. Besides snow, you know what else I love? Geese! No, really, [Read More…]

Vic is ready to humanely remove your geese! 330-833-FROG

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

8/7/18: Blog #17 Hi furever friends and furry friends, I’M BORED! No, that isn’t your kids saying that, it’s me, Vic. See, here’s the problem. I am really good at what I do. Oh, okay, let’s back-up. Hi, I’m Vic, a Border Patrol for Goose Control who works for Pond Wiser Inc in Jackson Township in Stark County Ohio. I love my job! I have been working since I was two, for six years. So, back to the I am bored part. I had several businesses in the Belden Village area where I live who had lots of geese this spring. And guess what? Now they have none. Zero. Nada. That’s what I meant by I am really good at my job. I work with my dad. He scopes out [Read More…]

Goose Chasing In Vic’sLife: PondWiser 330-833-FROG

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

4/5/18: Blog #16 Hi furever friends and furry friends, So, this is a first for my dad and me. Here’s what usually happens when we go out goose chasing. Dad pulls into the parking lot or driveway of where I am working. He scouts out the area and decides the best way to send me to chase these pesky creatures. Recently, Dad sent me and I turned around and ran right back to the truck. He yelled at me, but the geese had gone so we went to the next property. The next day I wouldn’t get out of the truck when we pulled into the same place again. My dad was really angry with me. He put my lead on, which I never have to wear, and made me [Read More…]

Pesky Geese Are Back: Vic’s Blog for Pondwiser

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

3/6/18: Blog #15 Hi furever friends and furry friends, I am back to work, and lovin’ it! Those pesky geese are back and I am not having any of it. My dad takes me every morning and every afternoon. Do you have geese at your home or office? Now is the time to take control of them, and I am the one to do it if you are in the Canton, Ohio area. I have some pretty exciting news. I had an article published about me in a local magazine. Compass Media hired my mom to write for them, and one of the articles she wrote was in their winter publication. The article was all about me!! How fun is that? Here are some of the fact about geese my [Read More…]

Vic is being lazy! Pond Wiser 330-833-FROG

Friday, January 5th, 2018

12/28: Blog #14   Hi furever friends and furry friends,   Can you say lazy? That is what I have been. I go out with my dad every day. But, herein lies the problem – I am just too good at my job. No, really! I am sent out to chase geese and they leave. Yep, disappear. They fear the big, black, furry dog! So, if they don’t come back that puts me out of work. Usually in January and February they try to come back and that puts me back to work. Let’s talk holidays. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas. How about you? Did Santa Dog come and see you? He brought me Greenies. I LOVE Greenies!! They are my favorite so mom only buys the tiny [Read More…]

Vic and his pontoon adventure

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Hi forever friends and furry friends, I thought this month I would tell you a story about why I posted a picture of a pontoon boat with my blog. You see, it all started back in the spring of 2016… My dad was taking care of a lady’s pond and she asked him if he would take her pontoon boat for payment of her bill. He thought about it for some time before deciding he would do that. So, he loaded the boat on a trailer and brought it to Pond Wiser’s office, where it sat all winter long. The boat was in really bad shape! But, it floated. LOL Daddy talked to some people at a lake that he takes care of and it was decided that the addition [Read More…]

Vic, Pond Wiser Border Collie is on Vacation! 330-833-FROG

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Hi everyone, Wow, have I been lazy. I have been on summer vacation. Well, I didn’t really go anywhere, but I don’t have any geese to chase right now. But, that’s okay, by the Fall I am back to the “wild goose chase”. Haha, that was really funny from a furry guy like me! So, what do I do all day, you ask? I still go with my daddy. I can’t wait for him to say come in the mornings and I run like the wind and then he lets me jump in the truck. I have my own “house” in the bed of his truck and I ride around all day. Sometimes I get to visit with clients too. If it’s raining, which this spring and summer has been [Read More…]

Vic Here! Removing the Geese and Keeping the Peace Pond Wiser 330-844-1794

Monday, May 15th, 2017

5/8: Blog #11 Hi everyone, So, I was going to tell you that my work here is pretty well finished these days, but then my daddy got an email from a client and they want me back…like asap. Yea!! I chased geese a lot in January, February, March and especially in April. One business had no geese anywhere on their grass, landscaping, or parking lot at the end of April. I still go back occasionally to check on things and make sure no one decides to come calling. So far, so good. Another lake I went to was actually owned by two different homeowner associations so I worked a huge area. One pair of geese got up in some brush that I couldn’t get to, and built a nest, but [Read More…]

Goose Chasing Dog Blog #10

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
vic with geese

Hi “fur”ever friends,   This month I want to tell you about my goose chasing. So many people are curious about what I do. And they don’t really believe it works. But my Border Collie body is shaped like a wolf. Especially when I get in my “stance”. And the wolf is the only known predator to a Canadian goose. I go in different directions depending on what my daddy tells me. My daddy and I are a good team. The geese are smarter than you think. They recognize our truck. I know! That’s crazy, isn’t it? But when we pull in they get up and start walking away and wait to see what is going to happen. If they see me at all, they take off more quickly and [Read More…]