Rabbits can be trained very easily, easier then a cat but maybe a little harder then a dog because rabbits don't "aim to please".
If you have a house rabbit, when you start letting it roam your house you will notice that it will gnaw on nearly everything. This is why Bunny Proofing your home is so important.
Some things you may want to teach your rabbit are the following:
~Coming when called or responding to its name
~"Going home" when playtime is over or at the end of the day
~Cute tricks (like spinning, walking on its hind legs, jumping, begging and others)
I'm going to tackle the above three "tricks" in three different blog posts.
What Motivates Our Rabbits? Unlike canines, rabbits do not necessarily aim to please their owner or the "top rabbit". Strong punishment, such as hitting or yelling at the rabbit, won't necessarily make it do what you want it to. It will just become aggressive back and will feel unloved. This never really works, even with canines. It's just counterproductive. Reward good behavior, and withhold the reward or put your rabbit in its home/living space when it does bad behavior.
Devote Plenty of Time to Training A rabbit cannot learn a trick overnight. It will take probably a week or two for the rabbit to learn the trick, depending on what it is. Even so, keep the practice sessions short and sweet. Don't go over half an hour, and let the rabbit have short breaks. End on a good note, so the rabbit doesn't think that it gets out of training when it does something bad. Even once you think your rabbit has it down, the trick will still need to be practiced often for the rabbit to remember and keep preforming the trick on command.
Use Treats You don't want to feed baby bunnies fruits/veggies until they are 6mos old. For youngsters learning tricks, you can feed them oats. Give the treat immediately after the rabbit has preformed the request. Don't wait for it to do anything else, or to even come and get the treat. It could think that it's getting rewarded for the wrong thing. Keep giving the treats until the rabbit preforms the request nearly every time. Don't skip even once when it is just learning, it can get confused. Once it is reliably doing the trick every time, start to wean the rabbit off of the treats. Keep practicing, but give the treats less often. Don't completely take the treats away, the rabbit may decide to stop preforming the trick on command.