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Goats have definitely got a language, and it is sad to see when they don't know it. Good to see that Julio is learning his original language!
You can train a goat to speak goat language when it doesn't know it, but it is (obviously) a lot harder than for a goat to teach it to them. When we got goats years ago, I couldn't talk at all in their language, and I still can't easily with wild goats as they won't listen - it is a little harder for them to listen to a human after all. But, it is so much easier to train, tame and play with goats when you know their language, and they respond without a word audibly spoken to them. "Move away", "Play with me" or "I'm enjoying your company" are the easiest things I've found to say, with "Stop that, I'm warning you", "I'm getting annoyed with you", "How are you feeling?" or "I'm happy for you to come over here" being quite easy as well. :cool: Sound silly until you know how to say it, and have had them respond. Sometimes they are stubborn, and though they hear, they won't do as I say. Sometimes they won't listen (like energetic kids when you tell them "I want some space" without going so far as to say "Get away or I'll butt you!") and sometimes they are very quick to listen. It's all part of learning, but there's no mystical side or anything like that involved, as many of you know. ;)
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Bob Jones said:
Don't know how I'd even begin to train him for that.
Have a certain pose, then make him lay down and reward, etc. ;)
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