Whenever we want the geese to come, we hold our arms up in a V, flap them slowly in a goose-like manner and honk loudly; they come running, honking and holding their wings high. Yes, it is a bit embarrassing, but it is very effective when you want to lure them away from the road or the patio or the garden.
Yesterday was garbage day and as I was rolling the trash bin out to the end of the driveway, the geese were inexplicably following me, wings aloft, honking. Then I noticed the lid of the garbage can was raised up like a big wing because some tall garbage wouldn't allow it to close. I think they were following the big blue garbage goose! Silly geese.