Sunday, February 27, 2011

Goat Club


The Key Peninsula Goat Club (where milk is the key) met at my house today for our monthly meeting. The weather did not cooperate so some members could not make it and the goat clicker training was postpone until next month. Good thing because I have another month to prepare.
We passed the time eating chili and talking about the upcoming kidding season, the first annual Peninsula Classic Goat Show, participating in the grueling 5 days of the Kitsap County Fair,

and friends we knew who were nurses.....we got sidetracked...a lot.

One of our youngest members of the kid's group, Kids Inc. colored in her goatbook and entertained me with stories about time travelers and fairies.



A good time was had by all...



especially Solomon who learned the joy of following a 4 year old who was eating tortilla chips.

Stay tuned for updates on the Peninsula Classic Goat Show that will be more than a goat show. It will be a goat extravaganza held on July 9th at the Longbranch Improvement Center.

12 comments:

Teresa said...

A four-year-old and tortilla chips is heaven for a puppy! Sounds like it was a great day even if the weather didn't let it go as planned.

Verde Farm said...

Oh good for little Solomon--what a precious pup :)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Um, goat clicker training?!! Sigh. Why do you have to live SO FAR AWAY??? ((sob))

Brenda said...

Sounds like a really fun day. I can just imagine a room full of "goatie friends". :D

Terry Golson said...

I've been trying to clicker train my goats to stand still. The goal is to be able to trim their hooves without wrestling them. I'm up to about two seconds of all four feet on the floor. We've a ways to go... They prefer the lessons on how to play soccer (goat rules include head-butting) but snow has curtailed that sport. I'd love to hear (or see a video) about your training sessions!

goatgirl said...

Funny thing Terry, I was going to email you and ask you what to do. They are a bit different than training a dog, aren't they.
So far we are working on jumping on a stump, and jumping down, jumping a bar jump, dancing and heeling....oh and coming when called.

Phyllis said...

Hi,

Regarding your previous post...when I took Princess to puppy obedience class years ago, that saying is exactly what the instructor used to say...a tired puppy is a good puppy (applies to children too!!!).

By the way, I love the religion/love quote you have and have borrowed it. I hope you don't mind.

Marigold said...

Dear goatgirl,
No self-respecting goat would come when they were called. Surely not for any 'click'. Unless, of course, that 'click' was made by the sound of a Peanut being cracked open.

Terry Golson said...

My goats learned targeting really quickly. I find that they'll hurry to touch a target, unlike when I just call their names. I'm using targeting to teach them to stand. Or at least trying to. Goat temperament sure is unique :) I have taught the boys the word "off" so that they back off the stall door so I can enter without total chaos ensuing. If I were going to teach children to train goats, I'd use a target stick and teach a twirl. That's cute. Also, jumping up on a barrel is good, but teaching a "stay" while up there is even better! My experience is that the stay requires much tail wagging :) Email me and we'll compare notes!

luckybunny said...

Solomon is adorable! Gotta love the Chis :)

Evie said...

I just moved to Gig Harbor and have a 13 month-old goat milk drinker. Do you have any ideas where I can purchase goat milk locally?

goatgirl said...

I really don't Evie since it is not legal to sell milk unless you have a license. Sorry but welcome to the harbor.