Discussion in 'General Rabbit Discussion' started by issyorabbit, Apr 11, 2010.
Post photos of your rabbits show jumping or give your opiions on the idea of it.
I think it's an interesting idea but I don't see how you can train a rabbit to do that on "command". I really don't know how that would work. Nic pic!
your little bunny is so cute
Have you checked out this thread yet?
Here's their website:
It's really not hard to train a rabbit to hop. It's quite natural for them.
Here's another one that talks about it:
I've just started training Gus agility. But, like many rabbits, he's highly trainable and seems to really enjoy the training!
Hope that helps!
Is that a picture of your rabbit, Issyo?
Because I have seen it many times on Google Images, and elsewhere...
Anyway, I train and compete in rabbit hopping and I've been doing it for 4 years now. Actually, my only hopper, Magic, is getting to his senior age, so I'm hopefully going to start training a new rabbit soon - although I'm worried that it won't go well, because I've tried with my Mini Rex, and they just don't like it. I'm hoping to get a show quality Dutch from parents that hop.
No. Bugs is a bit smaller.inkbouce:
i have seen videos of rabbit show jumping on youtube.
You might have run across several of mine. I have videos up on my accout Lilyandjack.
I am a member of the Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club and have been doing it for almost a year (1 year in a few weeks). I have trained 4 rabbits. Sean was my first, but he passed away in July. Korr and Penelope started in Aug and Lillian in September. We do events and demos throughout the year. We mostly preform in and around Calgary, but will go up to Edmonton a couple times a year. Our club started as a 4-H project, but has expanded to include other people.
Penelope is good at High Jump, Korr like the races and Lillian likes to choose the direction she goes.
WOW!! your rabbits are goodinkbouce:inkbouce:
bugs is a really high jumper
i was thinking of entering bugs in show jumping. what do you think?
I say go for it. Even if Bugs doesn't do well you will know what to work on and what to expect. You should post some pictures of her jumping.
bugs is a boy. how do i enter?
This is a cool thread. But the topic doesn't really belong in the Bunny Blog area Can I move it to the general Rabbits Online Forum, issy?
You need to find a club in your area. The rules vary from club to club. The club I am involved in requires the handler to attend 3 practises before they can attend any demos. We do have a competition in September that anyone can do, but we don't really get much interest.
Contact whoever runs the club, if there is an actual competition, then contact the person running it. They will give you the info on entering the comprtition or joinig the club (if you are interested). Be sure to go over the rules for the competition before you go so you know what is expected of you. The rules are for what behaviour is acceptable from the handlers (and other people) and what the course will be like. The sex of the rabbit generally doesn't matter, but if he is intact keep him away from the other rabbits to prevent breeding.
I don't know any clubs in Australia. You can try googling Rabbit Hopping, Rabbit Agility and Rabbit Show Jumping fro your area.
that sounds great! How do you move it?:dunno:dunno:dunno:huhonder:
Wow, nice pics issyorabbit!
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