Hello, I've been browsing this site for months, trying to gain knowledge on goats with the plan of getting some in the future. Yesterday, my neighbor offered me his two pet/weed control goats. One is an un-wethered pygmy. The other is a wethered nubian x, I think. They are about 1 year old and very tame. The catch is, I have to take them today. We live on 20 acres, and there is plenty of good feed for them. My place is fully fenced. Here are the problems: I don't have any way (yet) of keeping the goats out of my garden and away from the house. I need something quick and not too expensive to put around the house/garden. Please advise ??? I've heard the bucks are temperamental and smelly. How to wether the pygmy? Do I need to? Maybe later I'd like to sire him if I get a pygmy doe. How can I tell if he is high enough quality to make a good sire? What should I look for as far as health issues? I don't have any other farm animals for them to infect; but I do have dogs. Can a sick goat make a dog sick? How can I tell if the goat is sick? I just want you to know, that I take good care of my animals. I take the responsibility seriously. However, I am on a very limited budget right now, so advice on saving money would be good. Of coarse they will have shelter and water at all times; and I will buy them a salt lick. So other than the fencing around the house/garden, what else do I need? Please be gentle, I am totally new to this.