Wild-life Control Dogs Keep Runways Safe

In Michigan airport, a border collie named Piper is helping keep airport runways wildlife-free. During the day, he chases birds off the runway at the direction of his owner, handler and airport operation supervision Brian Edwards.

Apart from chasing off birds, Piper is also tasked to check the airport’s perimeter fencing for any holes that may allow other animals such as rodents and mice to enter. Easily trained border collie such as Piper is a breed of choice for runway wildlife control work. And because they are quite intelligent, destructive tendencies may likely arise if these dogs don’t have a suitable outlet.

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