I hand feed all of my goats at some point, but I especially hand-feed my packgoats. These are the ones I want to bond closely with and who I expect to follow me everywhere. However, I train them to take treats politely and not paw, jump up, or get in my face to get at them. And when I'm not feeding them treats, they are not allowed to beg for them. That said, all this training I do with my boys flies right out the window the second I walk outside with a bag of peanuts and start handing them out to the entire 15-goat herd! My big boys knock everyone else out of the way to be the first and only goats in line. But when I'm just working with the two of them I don't have this problem. Numbers and pecking order make a big difference to behavior and what you can expect in any given feeding situation! One of my packgoats is naturally skittish about being touched. He loves treats and is incredibly intelligent but would rather not be petted or scratched. I call him my "autistic" goat because he often acts as though he's somewhere on the autism spectrum. I used treat training very successfully to teach him that it's ok to be petted, touched, scratched, brushed, etc. I've since done more with clicker training and it's gone very well and decreased his learning time. Treats are a great training tool if done correctly. You know your goats love you when they trot over to you when they hear your voice, and not just because they expect to be fed. You also know they're bonded to you if they follow you all around your property without a leash and will follow you away from home on a leash without being dragged.