I had 3 Pygmy goats. They like people and do a great job with, er, yard maintenance. They’ll keep every plant in their areas trimmed, except grass. If you want a trimmed lawn, get a sheep. The fire marshal came through doing fire season inspections and told us we had the best land, in terms of brush free, ready for fire season that he had seen. We had the goats in about 2 acres around the house.
Ours were very affectionate, and wanted head rubs and scritches.
If you get males, make sure they’re neutered or get them neutered. Intact male goats smell. We had 2 neutered males and one female. She ruled the roost. If we wanted to move them anywhere, we took her and they followed.
Our neighbor across the way had a female Pygmy. She was not fenced it at all. Slept under the deck at night and didn’t roam. We had mountain lions, bears, and coyotes in the area, so we always brought ours into a small enclosure up at the house for the night.
Pygmy goats will go under fence boards (bigger goats climb or jump). We had to add additional boards in some areas so they didn’t wiggle out. Mostly to keep them out of my flowers.
I thought they were a lot of fun. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.