I need an energetic, aggressive dog (medium sized or larger is helpful) with good stamina, capable of and motivated to chase deer out of my 3-acre rose gardens, either by scent or a visual.
Previously, the “right dog” takes only 5-10 minutes to get on the scent, locate the deer and chase them around the sunny upper gardens for about 10 seconds and then down the hillside where the deer can jump over the fences and OUT. No previous dog has ever jumped the fence also or been injured in the chase. I do NOT want to keep, buy or own the dog, just RENT it for a simple 30 minutes or potentially much shorter job while the owner waits, preferably, and/or assists, letting dog OFF leash when contact is confirmed or before.
Property is on Westgate Drive, and someone conveniently close by is preferred. $10 for an abortive, failed effort for the “attempt”. $20 for a 5-minute average, or longer SUCCESSFUL chase where deer are visually seen to RUN around the upper sunny gardens usually, and then JUMP out of the yard down the hill, as they always do once scared and escaping. I generally block up man-made holes before a chase to avoid more deer coming-in and they always escape, leave, cannot return and that is the only objective, i.e not to harm anything.
There are two deer in here NOW ravaging roses, and I never attempt to chase-out deer with a good dog unless I have an immediate visual sighting, such as TODAY, 6-8-15, when our former “regular dog” chased deer out of the bushes and then got tired and gave up after 30 seconds, while the deer bounded around the house.
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