Originally Posted by Zexious
If ever I had land, I'd be totally down to get a goat. Are they good 'pets'? (Probably not the right word...) They seem smart. And cute.
Wallaby--I. Love. Atticus'. Pompoms.
I'd definitely suggest if you add goats to your family, you get two rather than one! Even the most human oriented goat does best with another goat for company. And two don't cost much more than one (unlike a horse, hah!).
And yes, they make fantastic pets. Very dog-like, and as Wallaby has demonstrated, easy to train. I use clickers to train mine, and when I have a treat, I have their complete attention. They snuggle, play, and follow the humans they trust. In fact, during the spring, summer, and fall, I just open up the gates and go for a 'walk' with my herd. They follow me (loose, no leads) to the best browse. They love having the extra space to run and play, but don't stray far from me. So when it is time to go back into their fenced area, I just want back there and in they go.