Meet our training pal...Bugs!
The idea was to introduce them to "Bugs" & then to let them hold him gently (without chewing!) until I said "hand"...which is the command I use when I want them to put "something" in my hand...ball, dummy &, in this case, Bugs! Here they are "getting acquainted":
Umm...Rio's first meeting with Bugs!
Radar gently nudging Bugs with his nose!
Unfortunately I found it impossible to use the camera when they were actually holding the rabbit...needed another pair of hands!! But they both did really well...both eventually holding it & then giving it back to me in one piece...clever boys!
Bugs has now been returned to our local Barf pet food shop...