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post #11 of 14

I know every dog and every situation is different.  In our situation, my dogs are NEVER in the goat yard.  My goats are too much of an investment, both emotionally and financially, to risk a dog injury.  We have a working Aussie who helps herd them back into their pen when they escape - but he knows his job and is very careful - and he knows he must stop at the gate.  Still, he would never be in the pen for any reason.  Accidents happen.  Playful dogs can kill a kid in a split second.  A running goat can awaken the dullest dog's preditory drive.

Additionally, my alpha doe, Sugar...will kill any dog if given a chance.  Because our DOGS are also emotional and financial investments...we have to take care to keep them out of danger.

Kate
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post #12 of 14

Is there any way you could put up a temporary fence to keep them separated for a little while while they get used to eachother?  A little separation is probably best until you see how your dogs react.  Our Great Dane/Dalmatian mix is obsessed with our two new goats (just brought them home on Sunday night).  She's a little too exuberant for their tastes right now and will try to head-butt her if she gets too close.  We're letting her visit them once a day on a leash to see if she can learn to control herself around them and play nicely.  I'd never forgive myself if any of them were hurt.  Our older Great Dane sniffs noses with them at the fence first thing in the morning and then wanders off without another thought of them all day.  Maybe your dogs will have that kind of reaction!  I hope everything works out for you!  Best of luck!!

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Proud faux farmer and mom of 2 rescue Great Danes, 4 rescue kitties, 2 rescue goats and 4 pampered hens!
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Speak your mind even if your voice trembles...
Proud faux farmer and mom of 2 rescue Great Danes, 4 rescue kitties, 2 rescue goats and 4 pampered hens!
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post #13 of 14

Four of my five dogs can stay with the goats. One cannot, and she stays crated during the day.

I'm glad I have dogs that stay with the goats-we had an attack from another pack yesterday, and still have 2 of our three goats. But i go by the Cesar Milan Example-I am the pack leader, and my dogs do what I say.

Proud mom of 1 Sheltie, 2 Great Pyrenees, 1 Nefie/Lab mix, 1 Pomchi, A Variety of Goats, 5 cats, 5 royal Palm Tukeys, around 50 assorted chickens of various heritages, and an angry peacock..

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Proud mom of 1 Sheltie, 2 Great Pyrenees, 1 Nefie/Lab mix, 1 Pomchi, A Variety of Goats, 5 cats, 5 royal Palm Tukeys, around 50 assorted chickens of various heritages, and an angry peacock..

www.facebook.com/goatroperfarms

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post #14 of 14

My dogs are petrified of the goats and will not go near the pen!!

Vicki
14hens (mixed breeds), 5 pygmy goats, 2 cavalier king charles spaniels, one boxer puppy, three kids and one DH!
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