Bunny hopping competition

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PABunnyMom

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I'm interested in training my buns how to jump. What kind of harness and leash do I need? I have two Lionheads. Are walking leashes OK or is their a type made specifically for jumping?
 

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H style harnesses are pretty much the only ones allowed in competition. You don't want one that has a strap between the legs. There are different brands, but you want one that looks like this:


For a leash, 4-6ft is usually good. Too long and it gets hard to manage. A light cat one works best, you don't want anything that will weigh the rabbit down.
 

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Bunny hopping is awesome, it's better to train younger rabbits but all ages is fine, competitions are great. You meet new people and it's so fun, it's also very educational
 

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Yes. I'm looking forward to training my bunnies. They are only 3 months old.
 

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Don't over do it with a young rabbit. They and still growing, and too much jumping is hard on them. Short jumps are fine, and short training sessions. We don't allow rabbits under 9 months to go over about 12". Some young rabbits do lack focus, so might not really 'get it' until they are a bit older.
 

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Yes. Thanks. The rabbit shows don't allow bunnies younger than 4 months. I'm really just gathering info right now.
 
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