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Cat129
30-12-2010, 01:05 AM
I read somewhere that you can clicker train rabbits? Just wondering if anyone has tried this?

If it actually works I would like to try this but a bit skeptical.

kk_kayla
30-12-2010, 01:07 AM
my rabbits come to me when i call there name :D....and they binkie if i walk in a high voice...and they listen if i say no...i thought that was pretty inpressive lol :lol:

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 01:09 AM
Yes it does work :) I train my bunies to jump using it. I know a few members on here disagree with rabbit jumping but my bunnies really enjoys it and arent forced to do anything ;) ) Once they have done what you want them to do click and reward with a treats . But remember to set the clicker sound to low so it doesnt scare the buns :) I also depends on the rabbit some rabbits are alot easier to train then others :)

TeflonsShadow
30-12-2010, 01:10 AM
I taught Rimmi to come to his name by calling his name and then shaking his food tub and giving him a treat when he came. Now all I have to do is call his name and most of the time he comes running! :p

Cat129
30-12-2010, 01:11 AM
Is this something you just pick up as you go along. I clicked trained one of my past dogs, Is it generally that same thing?

kk_kayla
30-12-2010, 01:11 AM
i saw something on youtube once a rabbit doing an obstical course...they wernt forcing it....it was having a great time jumping over the stuff...but it prob takes a hell of a lot of work

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 01:12 AM
My rabbit russell is great at jumping and even binkies over huge jumps most of the time :0 I can post a vid if you like :)
and yeah its just the same as a dog really :)

Cat129
30-12-2010, 01:15 AM
I am honestly suprised:shock:. I thought it was just some mad woman online trying to sell stuff:oops:. Im going to start training tomorow now. Sounds like fun :D.
The only time bugs comes to me, is when I have food or he is bored and wants a nose rub.

And yes I would like to see the video please

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 01:20 AM
okay the first one is a video of Russell at london doing a demonstrations, ( the harness is only for safety reasons)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt-rC2xc5w

This video is of my new bunny harry and his first training session :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQJsO8Yvut0

Cat129
30-12-2010, 01:25 AM
tbh, I dont see why thats bad. If a bun didnt want to do it, it just wouldnt. I am going to see if bugs likes jumping tommorow. He needs to loose some weight so hopefully it can get us both fit

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 01:28 AM
Excetly :0 the bunnies enjoy it and helps burn off steam :) you can see all my vids at my chanel - http://www.youtube.com/user/Pennyandrussell?feature=mhum

William
30-12-2010, 04:43 AM
How could people think its cruel? Bunnies are so stubborn, if they don't want to do something, they won't do it :lol:

I really need to get a clicker :) I'm pretty sure Ben would do anything for pellets and maybe Jack as well. Timmy is not that food oriented.. but he does love attention and rough back petting :lol:

Grin
30-12-2010, 07:46 AM
I'm convinced Lucky is deaf - he doesnt respond to a clap behind him - if he's THAT determined to chew your wires/wallpaper/skirting/sofa then no amount of clapping/clicking/ shouting will deter him! :lol: So i cant really imagine him responding to clicker training - And i cant imagine Daisy doing anything on your terms - even for noms - both can be soo stubborn. (But i love it) :love::lol::lol::lol::lol:

pipkoi
30-12-2010, 12:03 PM
and they binkie if i walk in a high voice...

I'd love to see/hear this!! ;):lol::lol:

vee-jay
30-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Yes, I have trained one of mine to jump (http://www.youtube.com/user/Elmbankrabbits?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/AMx--ZNGDKw)

and another of mine is cliker trained, the cliker training is done just the same as you would a dog.

DemiS
30-12-2010, 06:24 PM
okay the first one is a video of Russell at london doing a demonstrations, ( the harness is only for safety reasons)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt-rC2xc5w

This video is of my new bunny harry and his first training session :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQJsO8Yvut0

Haha I love that video, Russel is amazing and at 50 seconds Harleys in the background with his head deep in the box of treats pushing them around :lol:

Clicker training rabbits is pretty much the same as what you'd do with a dog :) Mine have responded very well to it.

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Haha I love that video, Russel is amazing and at 50 seconds Harleys in the background with his head deep in the box of treats pushing them around :lol:

Clicker training rabbits is pretty much the same as what you'd do with a dog :) Mine have responded very well to it.

aha yeah I remember that :L:L He was so cute, we nearly had a bunny collision tho :L:L

Tasmin's MOB
30-12-2010, 09:11 PM
How could people think its cruel? Bunnies are so stubborn, if they don't want to do something, they won't do it :lol:

I really need to get a clicker :) I'm pretty sure Ben would do anything for pellets and maybe Jack as well. Timmy is not that food oriented.. but he does love attention and rough back petting :lol:

I personally don't think clicker training is cruel but I'm not 100% sure on rabbit jumping. Like you say rabbits won't do something if they don't want to and after watching a couple of videos on jumping it looked like most of the time the rabbits didn't want to jump but were just being pushed in the right direction. I can't make a desicion as to whether I agree with it or not as I have only ever seen videos and haven't witnessed it in 'real' life so don't feel like I can give a completely accurate view on it but so far I have to say I have found more cons than pros.
Forgive me for saying, it seems like the owners enjoy it more than the rabbits :oops: ... perhaps I'm wrong but until I see otherwise then this is my opinion on it.

I don't think it is cruel tho, I would rather see a rabbit in a nice home with a nice owner that takes it show jumping than in a hutch at the bottom of the garden.

It's just something I am a bit unsure about :?

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Everone has there own opinion and thats fine :) I would never make my rabbits jump if they never wanted to, and trust me if Russell didnt want to jump he wouldnt :L:L Its great for pending time with your buns :D

DemiS
30-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Many of the rabbits involved in the displays will go over the jumps on their own accord, rabbits can be taken off lead in an open space, with the owner not even following and the rabbit will go over the jumps. At home there are nearly always some jumps up in the garage, and if the weather is bad the rabbits are allowed to run around in there, they too go over jumps when you're not even there

Tasmin's MOB
30-12-2010, 11:07 PM
Many of the rabbits involved in the displays will go over the jumps on their own accord, rabbits can be taken off lead in an open space, with the owner not even following and the rabbit will go over the jumps. At home there are nearly always some jumps up in the garage, and if the weather is bad the rabbits are allowed to run around in there, they too go over jumps when you're not even there

I can imagine that they do love having things to jump over when at home and I will consider getting some to put up around the house once we move somewhere that has more space as I agree that they enjoy jumping over things.
The thing I am most unsure about is the actual shows with all the loud noises, flashing lights and being moved towards jumps whilst being strapped to a lead.
I'm not saying it's wrong and I'm also not saying that the buns don't enjoy it as I haven't been to a show so I don't feel I am in a position to say that but I do feel a bit uneasy about it and from watching videos I personally don't think the rabbits look like they enjoy it.
This is only my opinion as well and I'm sure many people would disagree.

Tasmin's MOB
30-12-2010, 11:27 PM
Maybe i should go to a show :? It may change my mind. I wouldn't mind going to see one. where do they usually have them? are there any near York?

vee-jay
30-12-2010, 11:30 PM
Maybe i should go to a show :? It may change my mind. I wouldn't mind going to see one. where do they usually have them? are there any near York?

Yes there ia the Burgess small animal show (used to be known as Bradford show) in Harrogate a the end of january (http://www.thesmallanimalshow.co.uk/)

There is goign to be rabbit jumping there, the sweedish jumpers will also be there and they are amazing. I will be there jumping with my rabbit Rowan (orange netherland dwarf) :)

Tasmin's MOB
30-12-2010, 11:31 PM
Yes there ia the Burgess small animal show (used to be known as Bradford show) in Harrogate a the end of january (http://www.thesmallanimalshow.co.uk/)

There is goign to be rabbit jumping there, the sweedish jumpers will also be there and they are amazing. I will be there jumping with my rabbit Rowan (orange netherland dwarf) :)

Thank you :) if I do go I will make sure I look out for Rowan! (he sounds cute, I loves orange buns!)

CharlotteMc
30-12-2010, 11:34 PM
Yes thats the next one :) There will be Viviens Rowan there , my Chocolate Dutch, mischiefs and tinks mums dutch Jasper, Demismiths thrianta or agouti cross , a mini lop and a Hare jumping . And obvourse the swedish buns who will be amazing :D

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
31-12-2010, 01:02 AM
I don't use a clicker but yes my rabbit jumps. :) Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Y4qNSoJCk As you can see, he does it on and off lead. :) He loves it, he just can't sit still! :lol: I would never force him to do it. 2 of my rabbits don't do it and that's because they don't want to. I have a video of one so people can see how they won't do it if they don't want to. He just sits there, honestly, you can't force them. :lol:

LauryStevens
31-12-2010, 01:44 AM
okay the first one is a video of Russell at london doing a demonstrations, ( the harness is only for safety reasons)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAt-rC2xc5w

This video is of my new bunny harry and his first training session :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQJsO8Yvut0

Amazing!

CharlotteMc
31-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Amazing!

Thanks :D Russell loves it :L

winnies angel
31-12-2010, 05:33 PM
here are a few of ours http://www.hoppybunnyrabbit.com/tricks.html
http://www.hoppybunnyrabbit.com/12.html

you can train them anything if they enjoy it and you have the patience to keep at it. Someone once said itd be good if they could tidy after themselves so I was training mine to put toys back in the toy box after a couple of days they managed to get the toys high enough and in the box but I never kept at it to get vid. The others they do now without treats need to learn Jack them havent really got round to it with him but he is the only one that wals good on lead so they are all good at something!

Pipkin
31-12-2010, 08:14 PM
I have always wanted to try clicker training! My 10 month old Dexter loved doing tricks for his treats right from the very beginning. He spins when I say "turn around" for treats and will stand up on his hind legs to get treats too. That's as far as I've gotten with him. I would love to get him to jump as he seems to really enjoy all the attention and he's very springy! But so far I haven't had the time.

My other rabbit Simba won't have any of it however. I've managed to get her to come to me for treats by shaking packets and calling her name. But the way she sees it if she can't have the treat straight away I should get stuffed :p