Welp, its official. Pepper has entered rut. I guess that is a good thing, but when your cute little buckling decides he is a "man" and tries to pee all over you he ceases to be so cute. :slapfloor: The last couple times I have entered his pen he has tried to "impress" me with dominate behavior, head pushing, and rearing on hind legs. He is not trying to hurt me, I don't feel. It seems more like he views me as a doe he wants to domiate and impress. He has not been rough or mean, just irritating! He also tries to rub all over me, and today he sprayed pee at me! I have not "let" him get away with this behavior, but I need help in knowing how to handle it, and know if what I have done to handle it is appropriate, if that makes sense. Up until today, I have slapped his nose. (only been going on for about a week) sometimes it takes several slaps to get his attention and make him start thinking that maybe he should change his behavior. But today that didn't even cut it (I did just start my period so that might have something to do with the upscaled behavior) Today, after he sprayed pee at me and was not listening to the slap on his nose, I grabed his legs out from under him and laid him on the ground and kept him there until he was still. That seemed to make him think, but not enough. Once he was up he stood there, and seemed to think, but then tried to push at me again. So I laid him down again, and for a longer period of time. Once I let him up he was being his nice lovely sweet self and was submissive and quiet. Then I left. He is also much more likely to behave like this while in his pen, I have yet to see this behavior when I let him out to browse the woods by our house. Did I handle this correctly, and what could I have done differently? I don't want him to feel he has to be defensive when I enter his pen, but I also don't want to have to be defensive when I enter his pen. We left it on a good note, I pet him while he was being good then left. This buckling is not even 8 months old yet. He is already 100 pounds or more. Judging from his daddy, he could easily reach 220+. He has always been very sweet up until a week ago, and even at that he isn't trying to hurt me. I just don't want a buck that is aggressive at 220 pounds!!! So, please help me know how to handle his advances lol!