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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Jumping on the couch - what to do?

We are new bunny owners. Noodle is a miniature lop-ear. She is now 6 months old. She is a totally cute, sweet little thing and is teaching us daily how to do what SHE wants. I am the primary caretaker and my husband gives support.

Noodle always wants to jump on our sofa where I usually sit. Unfortunately, she will leave her poops there, which is not a big problem. However, if let unattended she will pee on the sofa and that is not good and a definite problem. We used to tolerate her jumping up on the sofa but now shoo her immediately when she is there.

Can we break her of this habit? Is it bad to constantly stop her firm doing what she likes? We are at the beginning of a long learning experience. Noodle is a total sweetie but we want to do a better job of training her. Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 08:28 PM
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Has Noodle been spayed yet? It sounds like it's time to have her spayed and work on litter-training. That way she won't potty on your couch and she can still claim it as part of her kingdom.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 11:19 AM
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Keep shooing her. And look into getting her spayed. Maybe start her training now, I snap my fingers and Acacia stops what she's doing. If she continues I snap my fingers and say "NO" in a stern voice and that DEFINITELY works! Then praise her bc bunnies shouldn't get the idea that you're mad.
Implement a command as you shoo her off, such as "OFF" as you boot her off and eventually you will just have to say off once she learns.
Good luck!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-2010, 01:04 PM
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I NEVER had anymore trouble with urinating after my bun was neutered.


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