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Help with annoying goats 馃槀

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Okay so. I realize now I made a mistake and should have fixed it sooner, but I am getting very annoyed with 2 of my does. 馃ぃ They have a jumping problem...not with fences, with me... They are constantly jumping on me and I can't get them to stop. One day I was crouching down checking my other doe for something and the one comes and jumps or whatever you call it and lands with her front legs on my head, (back legs on ground) to say the least it really hurt. These two girls came from the same home and just turned one. I got them when they were 6 months old. I've always broken that habit out of my little ones looong before that age so I didn't even think of it as a problem and wasn't spending much time in their pen when I first got them....now that they're actually hurting me when they do it I can get them to stop...I'll tie them up to feed them grain and when I'm walking away, front legs on my back. When I'm walking in their pen, they're on me. Their old owner thought it was cute and funny so never stopped them but they're too big for it and I literally don't know how to get a basically adult goat to stop it. Anyy tips or advice would really help. I've thought Abt a spray bottle but it's cold here so I don't want to spray their face and then have like their eyes freeze shut or something, idk. 馃槀
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I've always spun around and pinched an ear when they jump up on me.
I've always spun around and pinched an ear when they jump up on me.
I tried that, or pushing them down and like holding them down, just on the head or back and saying no! But as soon as I turn around again they're jumping on me
Are you pinching hard enough that they jump away from you? I've found that some goats don't really respond well to the ear pinch so for them I pinch the ear while grabbing it and pulling them towards me. It sucks to do but it needs to be painful for them to stop.
Are you pinching hard enough that they jump away from you? I've found that some goats don't really respond well to the ear pinch so for them I pinch the ear while grabbing it and pulling them towards me. It sucks to do but it needs to be painful for them to stop.
hmm i havent. i never knew how much was too much yknow, so that i was just actually hurting them and not accomplishing anything. so you grab the ear, pinch and pull towards you?
Yep. I pull just enough to get them to try and pull away.
You have to make it not be a game. Be quick, never chase them after, grab fast and hang on. Shout at the same time.
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My bottle babies are the only ones who jump on me. When they were little it was cute but now that they are 5 months old it鈥檚 not so cute anymore. I especially hate it when they have muddy hooves and then jump on me. They really only jump on my front so what I do is put my knee up as they jump so my knee hits they鈥檙e chest or belly. They get right back down. We always do that for our dogs too. Another thing I do is slap or flick they鈥檙e noses when they jump on me. Those two methods seem to be working.
My bottle babies are the only ones who jump on me. When they were little it was cute but now that they are 5 months old it鈥檚 not so cute anymore. I especially hate it when they have muddy hooves and then jump on me. They really only jump on my front so what I do is put my knee up as they jump so my knee hits they鈥檙e chest or belly. They get right back down. We always do that for our dogs too. Another thing I do is slap or flick they鈥檙e noses when they jump on me. Those two methods seem to be working.
okay, yea same, i always just let my babies do it when they were little but when they got to be a couple months old i stopped them very easily. these two are one now and wont stop with whatever i try. the other day i was bending over and seh jumped on me and her hoof hit my ear and knocked my airpod out into a mud puddle and she was soo close to steppin on it haha
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Yep. I pull just enough to get them to try and pull away.
Tried this last night when I was feeding them, I wish I could have spent a little more time doing it cuz she was still trying to jump when I left their pen, but I had to leave for work. I didn't have to pinch very hard or long for her to pull away and then she'd go running off a little ways.....and then she'd come right back and jump 馃う鈥嶁檧锔 this morning tho she didn't try to jump at all, which isn't normal so I'm hoping it's working.....

Annnnd then my brothers were telling me today how they like it when they jump on them. Great. 馃槀 I think I'm gonna need to ask them to feed the goats less now. 馃檮
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I pull the ear upward hard enough, until they scream, then let go and say a stern 鈥渜uit鈥! After a few times of doing this, if they do it again. They think hey, that is not enjoyable, all I have to do is try to go grab for the ear or say quit and they back off.
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