leash train your goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hensplease, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive already started leash training there 7 weeks has any body else did this?
     
  2. mekasmom

    mekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We always started very young too. When we bottle fed them we would put on a collar and lead them into the shed to eat, then back to their little pen.
     
  3. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can u walk them like dogs when they get older
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I need to start this soon. My little kid is getting skittish. He's only 2.5 weeks old though, so I have time.
     
  5. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've leashed trained older goats too. You put the leash on them and walk away...and eventually they learn to walk on it. [​IMG]

    And yes, they can learn to walk like dogs. I walked my little doe Rudy to and from my neighbor's house (about half a mile each way) to be bred by her buck. She walked along very nicely, and only stopped a couple of times to grab a bite to eat.
     
  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    My lder 4 goats are very skittish! I wonder if they could still be trained. I know the 2 little does could, but I doubt the older doe will like a leash....AT ALL! She hated it when we came home with her.
     
  7. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Starting them young is a great idea! I had an all black miniature lamancha doe that my granddaughter took trick or treating one year. She dressed as a milk maid. It looked real cute, but the granddaughter said never again. The goat was very good, but she didn't get much trick or treating done because people kept stopping her to pet the goat. In fact, people were running out of their houses with carrots to feed the goat. Cars were stopping to get a second look....lol. [​IMG]
     
  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for this post. I was wondering the same thing. I've recently gotten 2 pygmy does, and I'd like to be able to walk them around. I guess I'll just have to put a leash on them and give it a shot!!

    Sonja
     
  9. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    I taught all of mine to lead as soon as possible.. But i did get a few adults and it wasnt hard.. I like the short leads used for some show dogs as the goat practicly has to walk up against your leg.. It worked great on all 10 of mine from the Pygmies to the Nubians... We even taught a few to pull a cart for the kiddies...
     
  10. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My alpine wether is leash trained. I got him when he was two days old. At 9 months old he is just like a dog. I actually took him and my two dogs in to get their picture taken with Santa. Now my new doe I got today is not. She is a 2 1/2 year old fainter doe that is pregnant. So I am hoping I can still leash train her.
     

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