i posted about 2 weeks ago i was getting goats, well their here.. mama Bluebell and a little doeling Hazel. its mamas first freshening, so the milking stand is a little scary for her .. i lift her up onto it myself, and then get her to put her head in the holder by pouring some pellets and such in the feeder attached to the front... holds nice and still while eating,but as soon as shes got that thing empty , which is pretty quick honestly. im not even half way done milking her out. (also fighting the baby over a teat since she knows mama is stuck there and cant push her away... gotta get a large dog crate to put her in while im milking.) when she finishes that grain she will try to tug her head out of the hole which she cant. but she tugs so hard its got to be hurting her to try to get out... also she found out today , if she bobs her head up and down she can unlatch the hook off the top and get out (going to switch hook for a latch when i can. i dont want her to spike herself with the hook , its just all i had at the moment.) is there a way i can get her to calm down so she dont hurt herself ? or will she calm down in time? add more food to the feeder? i tell her before we begin milking "be easy on me, im new at this too."