Today I brought home my new goat Bella and her friend Linnea who is staying with us until December when Bella's dam Windy comes home after earning her milk star at her breeders.... Bella is 10 weeks old and was dam raised. The breeders teenage daughter is the one who handles the Saanen part of the operation and failed to handle Bella alot so she is very skittish. I absolutly NEED to get this goat loveable and tame because she is going to be a milker and will be shown. She won't come near us. Grain won't bring her in, treats won't bring her either. To move her tonight into her new pen (we had them somewhere else while we finished their house and run) we had to corral her into a corner and grab her by the collar. One you have her she is fairly calm and will let you touch her. I walked her around for about 15 minutes on a lead line letting her graze so hopefully she will associate people with good things to eat and soothing pets. She will let me pick up her feet, rub under her belly, etc. She's just scared. I am a first time goat owner, is my thought process right in just forcing my affection on her and letting her deal with it and get used to it, or is that wrong with goats? I have a feeling she would never come to us on her own if we waited for her. Her buddy will sit in your lap getting lovin' while she hangs back 50ft and just watches. I am worried. I have heard that once goats act wild you won't tame them and make them friendly. I plan to milk this goat by hand twice a day in the future so it is imperitive that I have a good hands on relationship with her.