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Old 04-10-2013, 05:36 PM   #31
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I hate it when I walk my goats and dog people come up and ask if my goats can have a dog treat. I always explain to them nicely that goats don't eat meat so they don't like dog treats but without fail they always try to give them to the goats anyway. I highly doubt every person walking their dogs around here have vegan dog treats. Thankfully my goats will just smell the treats then snort and rub their noses on the ground like they just smelled something terrible.



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My only concern with walking them is that a LOT of folks let their dogs off leash (despite the leash law). I mean, I let my dog off leash on hiking trails, etc - because she is trained - and I HOPE that folks with off-leash dogs have also TRAINED said dog... but since I have ND's... ppl dont realized they're goats till they're fairly close. I'm just terrified a dog will attack my goats! I mean, legally, it'd be on them... but that doesn't help any injury (or worse) go away!



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My only concern with walking them is that a LOT of folks let their dogs off leash (despite the leash law). I mean, I let my dog off leash on hiking trails, etc - because she is trained - and I HOPE that folks with off-leash dogs have also TRAINED said dog... but since I have ND's... ppl dont realized they're goats till they're fairly close. I'm just terrified a dog will attack my goats! I mean, legally, it'd be on them... but that doesn't help any injury (or worse) go away!
That is exactly why I carry a large walking stick or horse wip with me. If a dog trys to even get close to my goats I will wack them. I don't care what the owners think. We live 30 minuets away from the closest town so most dogs are off leash.
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When we were at a show last year someone walked up to us and told us that it was inhumane to cut their ears off... On other person walked up later and told us that the earless goats look stupid. I wanted to say 'Well, so do you but I didn't say anything about it.'

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I hate it when I walk my goats and dog people come up and ask if my goats can have a dog treat. I always explain to them nicely that goats don't eat meat so they don't like dog treats but without fail they always try to give them to the goats anyway. I highly doubt every person walking their dogs around here have vegan dog treats. Thankfully my goats will just smell the treats then snort and rub their noses on the ground like they just smelled something terrible.
people always try to feed mine dog food and treats too
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When that happens you have to realize people dont understand goats cant/shouldent eat something.

The world is tought "goats will eat everything" from the day their born.
Their not stupid or dumb or ignorant they just dont know.

Yes they should always ask. But maners have been lost

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My only concern with walking them is that a LOT of folks let their dogs off leash (despite the leash law). I mean, I let my dog off leash on hiking trails, etc - because she is trained - and I HOPE that folks with off-leash dogs have also TRAINED said dog... but since I have ND's... ppl dont realized they're goats till they're fairly close. I'm just terrified a dog will attack my goats! I mean, legally, it'd be on them... but that doesn't help any injury (or worse) go away!
Get a dog dazer. They work awesome. The more agressive the dog is feeling, the worse the sound it makes hurts their ears. I've only had to use my twice in all the years but, I still carry it.

http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Dazer-II-Ultrasonic-Deterrent/dp/B000IBRI2Y
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When we were at a show last year someone walked up to us and told us that it was inhumane to cut their ears off... On other person walked up later and told us that the earless goats look stupid. I wanted to say 'Well, so do you but I didn't say anything about it.'
Hehehe I probably would have said it


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