So, I will start by saying that I don't know a whole lot about goats, so I'm hoping someone has some info that may help me. Ok.... our goat adventure started because we were wanting a pet goat around the yard , and just to play with. We found a little white pygmy billy goat on craigslist. He was a yard pet and was just what we were looking for so we brought him home. They did not know how old he was, but judging by his looks, he was mature (read-well endowed LOL) . He fit in instantly and was a sweet guy. He played with my 7 yr old son and our dogs, he rides in the rhino and golf cart, loves to be petted, etc, etc. Just a great little pet, and funny as heck to boot. He honestly thinks he's a dog. But then all of a sudden, he started acting like a nasty male- spraying on his legs & face - he does this ALL the time, so much that his face, front legs & belly are stained, spraying on whoever is standing there, constantly rubbing & marking you with his musky love scent, humping our poor basset hound, and so on & so on. His attitude has changed as well. He is still friendly, but now he will get much more aggressive and ornery as well as short tempered, to the point he is actually trying to hurt you. At first I thought it was just a rut thing and would come and go, but it has been an ongoing & worsening problem for well over a month, or maybe two, and I really don't know what to do. My obvious thought was to castrate him, but I read somewhere that once goats are mature, that cutting them doesn't help? Anyone have any input on that? My next thought was to get him a girlfriend to romance or maybe a younger billy to spar with, but I honestly just have no idea. I know if something don't change he will be visiting my smoker, which I hate to do. He'd probably give me heartburn as payback LOL. If anyone has any insight or opinions I would appreciate it.