Could goats become our new best friend?

Goats were trained to remove a lid from a box to receive a reward. In the final test, the researchers made the reward inaccessible and recorded their reaction towards the experimenters, who were either facing the goats or had their backs to them. It was found that goats respond to people by gazing at them when facing a problem they cannot solve alone, and their responses change depending on the person's behaviour.  

This suggests that goats have the capacity to communicate with people like other domesticated animals, such as dogs and horses and indicates that the domestication of animals has a much broader impact on human-animal communication than previously believed. For example, it's thought that the capacity of dogs to perceive information from humans is the result of changes to the brain from becoming a companion animal through domestication.