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Adele the Agility Rabbit

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Adele is one special bunny!  Watch a video of Adele the Agility Rabbit clearing some high hurdles below:

Bunny Agility Classes in Minnesota

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Rabbit jumping over hurdle

Cooking leaps over the longest hurdle at the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society's agility class. Photo: Renee Jones Schneider

If you ever wondered how far or high your bunny could jump (or how long he/she will sit with no interest in front of an obstacle course), you can learn the answer at the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society‘s agility classes.  Rabbits can advance through six levels of training.  They also offer Hoppy Hour sessions which focus on bunny socialization.

Read the full story here: Star Tribune

My favorite quote from the article was from Guinevere Keith, who said her rabbit Russell “follows the sit command pretty well.”

My experience with rabbits is that often they know full well what you want them to do, but they’re just not very obedient. They think, “I could do that, but what’s in it for me?” And who can blame them really…

Rabbit Show Jumping in England

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Inspired by rabbit show jumping videos on YouTube, two brothers, Mathew and Thomas Haslam, from Doncaster, England, have been training their two rabbits to participate in the rabbit agility competition at the Ultimate Pet Show in Birmingham. The two bunnies, Bubbles and Lilac, are a favorite to win the competition. To prep the rabbits for the contest, Mathew and Thomas set up obstacles in their backyard and initially used leashes to guide the rabbits over the fences.

For more info: The Daily Mail

Best in Show for Bunnies

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

This video has been around for a little while now, but it still cracks me up. The man’s jubilant “YESSS!” accompanied by the double fist pump when his rabbit jumps over the hurdle is hilarious. But, apparently this was the winning high jump of 33.5 inches in the 2002 Danish Championship.