I'm still pretty new to keeping goats and while I've figured some things out, other things... well, I'm still some degree of clueless. What do you guys do to train your goats not to be aggressive towards people? Mine are usually good, but occasionally someone decides to try for a headbutt for no apparent reason, and I've had some of the younger ones try to jump on people (the jumping seems less aggressive and more playful, but still hurts and I need to get them to stop). I have a LOT of experience training horses - even did some horse training professionally. And I'm fairly good at training dogs. But goats are SOOOO different from anything I've worked with before. A perfect example, and the reason I'm writing this right now instead of doing Christmassy things: my nine-year-old daughter was helping me with the milking this evening and went to bring in one of our does. Usually she comes in very willingly and doesn't cause any problems (aside from pulling kind of hard in her eagerness to get to her grain, which is a bit annoying but doesn't result in anyone getting hurt). This evening, for unknown reasons, she decided to start headbutting my daughter. It took me a minute to get out to help her, as I was in a separate area getting the milking things ready. She was scared and a little scratched up on her leg. She'll be fine, but I need to do something! What a way to end Christmas. I feel so bad. I guess I still need to be with my daughter whenever she handles the goats. It's tough, because she wants to try things and learn to do stuff independently, and usually she can manage, so I want to let her help; but when they start getting rough she doesn't know what to do. I myself honestly don't know what to do when it happens to me either. I instinctively go into fight mode if they ever mess with me. A bop in the nose, a shout... when my big buck tried to mess with me I just flat out charged at him, waving my hat, and chased him across the pasture - it was the first thing I thought of to do. It worked. He never tried to make a go at me again. But I don't know if it was the best thing I could have done. Are my instinctive responses good? They kept me from getting hurt and the goats don't seem to be afraid of me; but I don't want to be unnecessarily mean. If there's a gentler way to get them to not hurt me I'd like to know what it is. And what can I do to train them not to be rough with my daughter? I'd like for her to be able to help with the goats, safely, as she enjoys doing so. I'm sure there are a lot of different approaches to dealing with goats' rough behavior. I'd love to hear what some of yours are. I need some ideas. TLDR: I don't know what I should do when my goats get rough, specifically with people. How do you address occasional headbutting or other dangerous behavior (pulling, jumping on people, etc.)?