And OP, I think we talked about this in your previous thread, but this is SO important it needs repeating. You can either:
A. Raise the puppy with the intent of having the puppy work your goats or
B. Raise the puppy and teach it that goats are untouchable off limits. Never to be bothered or controlled. The way youíd teach cat manners or not to chase wildlife.
If you waver back and forth between A and B you will confuse the dog and introduce a lot of conflict. My post yesterday was aimed at someone who wants their puppy to work with the animals in the future. Straight up aversive/leave-it training is another matter.
Yep, we did! As in that thread, I would MUCH prefer him to just ignore everything. Goats, sheep, cattle, cats, rabbit, chickens, emus, etc. I have yet to bring everything else into the picture, and goats are my main livestock around here so I think they would be best to teach him with. I have discouraged any and all chasing and herding behaviors and he is actually doing pretty well. He is 100% fine if they are standing still and not moving, but as soon as they move, he goes forwards, they run and he wants to chase.
He is actually really good with "leave-it" It works for treats and toys. But as soon as an animal is introduced he goes full-on play mode and ignores almost all commands.
I did have a bit of a breakthrough though. I tired him out with play. Walked way up into the middle of the pasture with the goats and just sat there. He was completely tired out. I let the goats in and pretty soon we were completely surrounded. He watched them eat, dig, fight, play/jump, for several minutes before he fell asleep. Once he woke up I simply stood and we walked out. He got 2 feet of several on the way out and he completely ignored them. I think that was definitely a step in the right direction. Before, I won't lie. He was super hyper to get into the pasture. I would wait for him to calm a bit, but he was definitely still wound up when I took him in and that was my mistake. I think that may have amped him up so he thought all the goats were playmates/toys.