Tommy Boy looks out over campus. (Provided by Thomas More College)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -
Thomas More College has a new security guard charged with keeping geese clear from campus walkways.
Tommy Boy, aka “the lean mean, geese chasing machine”, is a Border Collie who has been professionally trained to scatter geese.
He got his start at North Carolina’s Flyaway Geese, a program that trains dogs in humane wildlife control in areas like golf courses, airports and college campuses.
“When Tommy Boy first came to Thomas More, he was a bit skittish in his new surroundings, but that’s a common trait in Border Collies,“ said Steve Johnson, a member of TMC’s Campus Safety and Security team and Tommy Boy’s main handler. “With love, care and some additional training, Tommy Boy is now well acclimated and seriously assuming his role as our Geese Police.”
When he’s off-duty, Tommy Boy serves as a comfort dogs to TMC students. He’s already been a big hit at summer orientation, school officials say.
Tommy Boy replaces the original Tommy, part Corgi/Border Collie mix, who patrolled the Crestview Hills campus for several years before retiring last spring.