Teaching from adults

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by lesserweevil, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Can you teach adult goats to pack, etc? Or do you have to start them young? I've never had time to train any of mine, and the earliest I'll get home full time will probably be... argh who knows. A year? :| But I'm really interested in teaching Demi how to pack... obviously not while she's pregnant, though.

    Does it have to be done regularly? How regularly? Im only home once a week at the moment... Am looking at dog packs/harnesses. She's beeeg though =]

    LW
     
  2. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    I taught Ellie to pack at 12 yrs old

    Charlie and Chappy are a year and a half and in the process of pack and harness training

    With Charlie and Chappy, I manage like one day a month to practice, after an initial training of three days. It really doesnt take much.
     

  3. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    i am teaching a yearling (milky way) and a 14 wk-old (moonbeam). so far milky way is listening better... though i bought mine yesterday and havent had the bonding one would have if you bottle fed or raised one born at your farm.
    good luck!