2015 marked the fifth year of a project to determine if trained dogs can help create more natural behavior in deer. Canine Solutions uses Border Collies dogs to move deer out of the Waterton community during a fawning season and to rebuild the natural wariness that deer have for people and dogs. The objective is to ensure public safety and protect wildlife while maintaining quality wildlife viewing for visitors. So far the technique has proven to be very effective.
Parks Canada is taking an innovative approach to rebuild the natural wariness among habituated mule deer in Waterton Lakes National Park. This video follows Christine Jobe's specially-trained border collies as they shepherd these deer out of the community of Waterton.