blue eyed beautiful (shy) buck

1crazybird

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I have been working on this beautiful boy (dodge) buck. He is so painfully shy, I say painful because it is a pain to get any work done on him! I love him dearly and have been making myself present everyday. I guess this is not a question type thread but more of a progressive thread about breaking his shyness.
As of today I had him nine months. In those nine months I have gotten no where. He knows I feed him and will not just leave. Lol until I removed him from the girls. I did this in a reluctant way. I know goats are herd animals. It seems to be working though. Now when I bring his food in I will stand by it until he approaches it. I then started leaving my hand on the bowl. In the last couple days, I can scratch all the way to his ears! Triumph is when I can walk up to him without food and my husband standing near by. But this feels so good to earn his trust!
I have never done this before, I am new at goat herding and handling. If anyone has advice I would love to try it out!
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The picture of him in the cage is the day I bought him. So you can see he was already a few months old. Lol. Seems to me he didn't have much handling before hand either.
 

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You're doing a great job with him. :thumbsup He's a very beautiful buck indeed! What breed is he?
 

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If you can get a halter or collar on him, you can train him and that might help. Look up clicker training shy goats, and it will bring up what you are looking for. He is such a cutie:love:love.
 

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I do have a collar on him. I will give it a go. Is it like training a dog?
 

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Yes it is. Start with teaching him to touch your hand on command. Our buck knows shake bear hug touch down licks and kisses, we are working on bow. Hope it works for you.
 

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Wow, never even thought of it! That is super awesome!!!
 
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