Canine Dream Job


The New York Times recently did a story on dogs who chase off wildlife at golf courses. I have heard of Border Collies who chase off geese at parks and golf courses before but I didn’t know that there were small dogs who do the same thing.

The article mentions Pinki, a four-and-a-half pound Chihuahua and Yorkie mix who works on a golf course in Deleware. She is also a therapy dog.

He added, β€œShe does a great job of chasing off the geese, even though they are bigger than she is.”
Pinki was once held by the boxer Oscar De La Hoya when Di Giorgio still lived in the Caribbean. At Fieldstone, a private club where chemical and pharmaceutical executives play, Pinki has met Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
But Pinki is ready to work when she and Di Giorgio arrive at the course each day about 6 a.m. She runs as many as three miles beside her owner’s cart.
Pinki runs after flocks of geese but carefully avoids the water. She also chases deer and foxes.

Pinki definitely earns her dinner! I love seeing small dogs who prove that they are just as capable as big dogs (in most respects. Mr. N is not going to pull me around in a cart anytime soon).

Mr. N would like to know where he can sign up. He is willing to work for the satisfaction of a job well done. He would like potential employers to know that he has:

  • Been accused of trying to herd Border Collies.
  • Previous experience chasing geese and ducks away at parks and gardens. 
  • Outruns his canine best friend who weighs 70-something pounds.
  • High energy + endurance. 




23 Responses

  1. SlimDoggy

    September 6, 2013 1:07 pm

    Mr. N. – look at you, getting a job, contributing your expertise to those in need. Our dog Sally used to have a job chasing bunnies off the golf course at grandma's house. She did a pretty good job at it too! It's a great cardio workout.

  2. Hawkeye BrownDog

    September 6, 2013 1:30 pm

    Hi Y'all!

    Wow, maybe if I got a job like that my Human would reconsider letting me chase the wildlife! 'Course we live in a wildlife protected area at the shore so maybe she wouldn't…sigh…

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Cascadian Nomads

    September 6, 2013 2:41 pm

    If you find a recruiting office, Wilhelm would like to sign up too! (And he wants to know if you ever play bitey face with your 70lb friend- he says jumping up for a mouthful of scruff is great exercise too!)

  4. sadieandco

    August 13, 2018 6:33 am

    Win, win!!! Dogs like to work and the geese are evicted, humanely. I guess the geese still have to find a new place to live but at least they have a chance to do so.


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