Gerbil's can and do learn to run Agility Courses! Have a look at our Gerbil Agility website for Training Ideas, Information on How To Build, Make, DIY your own Agility Equipment, as well as fun photos of our trained Gerbils.
Yes, you can teach your rattie to walk on a leash. Make sure that the harness fits the rattie properly and use a short leash to start. Train the rattie inside just in case the rattie would "slip the harness". Never, I repeat, never use a collar on a rattie. For a collar to be tight enough for a rattie not to get out of... it would do serious harm to the rattie, if not kill it.