Geese in bend parks beware; dogs are patrolling the river and park areas. Ernie Gilpin of Bend and his dog "Flame" are going up and down the Deschutes River trying to chase the geese away. “My dog is an Australian Kelpie. He's a herding dog. And when we're on the Deschutes River rafting on our own, he's swimming and jumping in the water herding geese. He thinks he is anyway.” Bend Parks and Rec is using the goose hazing volunteer program to help decrease the goose droppings in the parks. The goal is to drive the geese to wilder habitat.