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Hi folks,
I have milk goats. I have been leash training them, and they are very tame. I plan to train them to pack and to pull a small cart... more as mama's little helpers.

However, we are going camping, and it is take them with me, or I have to stay home to milk them. I can get coverage for the other animals, just no volunteer milkers! The other folks going camping are great with me bringing the goats... they don't know what a pain, goats can be getting into stuff. All that I am taking is does.

I need some words of wisdom... or suggestions to not go crazy with this adventure, they have never gone overnight anywhere before.
 

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On my first trip with others, I gave all the others squirt guns.

That gave them a feeling of control over their interaction with the goats.
 

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Good advice! I do have the young goats trained to run from my squirt bottle of water. It is not harmful and keeps them off of me while I am milking the mama's.
I am not sure that the adult goats would react to a water gun.

They are leash trained, and they do get staked out to clear weeds under the powerline etc, where there is no fencing. But, if I am out of their sight, when they are staked out, they holler like they are in pain. So, I find something to do outside where they can clearly see me.

The truck and the rack will be there, not a hiking trip, so I can also put them back into the truck if they are too bad!
 
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