Friday, August 20, 2010

Watch These Rabbits Do Agility!



This exhibit is from the Netherlands Denmark. Pretty darn impressive!
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9 comments:

Anton said...

Danish = Denmark ;)
Dutch = Netherlands ;)

PBurns said...

Oops. Fixed that. Going too fast this morning (doing four things at once rather than merely three). Been both places, and even taken the ferry from Denmark to Norway (I still remember how many million of Jellyfish were in the water right off the dock).

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Anton said...

you bloody yanks ;)

PBurns said...

Your mom was happy to see us in 1945, LOL!

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HurricaneDeck said...

That last bunny is like the terrier of the bunny world! Reminded me of my dogs when I first started in agility - they were all over the place and refused to go where I needed them to go! Too bad I couldn't use a harness on them. :-)

Jenn said...

How do you motivate a rabbit? I see no carrots, and no sticks. Lots of clicking, tho...

Seahorse said...

Love the work-out clothes worn by the human handlers, lol. Wish I had those obstacles in 10x scale for my horses...spiffy!

Seahorse

PBurns said...

For Rabbits, jumping and getting out of the cage is a self-reinforcing behavior; it's what they want to do. Training is done by putting young rabbits in a harness and taking them out for walks and putting them in front of small barriers, like milk cartons, which they have to jump over in order to continue the walk. Distances and barrier sizes are increased, with the rabbit being stroked and cuddled in between.

All of this apparently started in Sweden.

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Seahorse said...

No doubt long, cold, winter nights produce a lot of things we'd likely never imagine!

Seahorse