How do I get Dortmund to be docile. Nearly every video I see of someone picking up a rabbit, or carrying it around, or clipping its nails, looks like it is relaxed and in some sort of bliss. Dortmund on the other hand is constantly hopping around. He will sit still if I’m not around and he tends to relax a bit during the day; so much so that I can take a nap, and he will stretch out beside me. But during night he is all zoomies and binkies. I try not to play with him before bed because it just riles him up. And forget about picking him up. I’ve been trying to learn how to do that recently. As soon as two hands get near him or I try to steady him with one hand, he starts kicking and squirming and bucking in my grip. I don’t want to hurt the little guy so I usually let him get his way. I know this is bad, but I’m just not sure what to do to calm him down.