US 1699308 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 15, 1929.
'W. G. POSTINGS DOG EXERCISING AND TRAINING DEVICE Original Filed July 26, 1925 Patented Jan. 15, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM G. POSTINGS OF GREENWIGI-I, CONNECTICUT.
DOG EXEROISIN G AND TRAINING DEVICE.
Application filed July 26, 1926, Serial No. 124,943. Renewed November 19, 1928.
This invention relates generally to. dog
training and exercising devices, the invention having more particular reference to a novel type t dog training and exercising device.
The invention has for an object the provision of an improved dog training and exec cising device which will prevent injury to the dog, and which will encourage the dog to hold his head in an erect position.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereoi, reference will he had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and. to the appended claims in which the various novel features 0t" thevinvention are more particularly set forth.
Fig. 1 of the drawing is a slde elevatlonal view of my improved dog training and exercising device, illustrating same in use.
2 is a top plan view thereof.
3 is an enlarged vertical central sectional view of the attaching means as em bodied in my improved device.
Fig. i is an enlarged side elevationalview, partly in section, ot' the swivel connection as embodied in my improved device.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary vertical sectional View illustrating another form of the base member as embodied in my improved device.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary enlarged vertical central sectional view illustrating a modification of the attaching means as embodied in my improved device.
As here embodied my improved dog training and exercising device comprises a base member having an extended member 10 with a pointed extremity 11, and having a spherical head 12. The said base member has torl'ned or cut therein an elongated aperture 13, adapted to receive the extended element 14 of the attaching member 15, provided with a spherical shaped recess 16. The attaching member 15 is provided with lugs 17, adapted to receive the lower extremity 18 of the extended member 19, which is pivotally attached thereto, or hinged thereto, by the pin 20. i
The above described construction being such as will permit the said base member to pivotally support the extended member 19 when the extended element 10 is forced, or driven into the ground or set in concrete, or the like.
The extended member 19 is formed or bent, as at 21, so as to have its free extremity 22, in a horizontal plane, the lower extremity 18 of the extended member 19 is provided with an extended extremity element 23,
adapted to prevent the tension spring 23,
attached to the lower extremity 18 ot' theex tended member 19, and to the projectedelement 24 of the attaching member 15, from the snap catch 29, adapted to removably receive the flexible member 30, a chain, rope. or the like, attached thereto, and depending therefrom, the flexible member 30, is attached at its other extremity, preferably by a similar snap catch to the collar such as generally placed around the neck of a dog 31, as clearly shown in Fig. 1 ot' the accompanymg drawing.
The flexible member 32, a rope, or the like, is attached to the free extremity 33 of the arm 26, and has attached: at its free extremity, any desired article or piece of food 32, such as meat, or the like, enticing the dog 31, or
any article, preferably colored which will at tract the attention of the said. dog, so as to encourage the dog to hold his head in an upright position.
It is obvious, from the foregoing description that I have provided a device, which will permit the said dog, attached thereto, to run around, in a circle, so as to exercise the said dog, and which will prevent injury to the dog, inasmuch as there are no loose chains or the like, which might entangle, injure, or strangle the dog attached thereto.
Referring in particular to Fig. 5 of the accompanying drawing, the spherical head 12 of the said base member, is provided with apertures, adapted to receive balls 3 1, so as to permit the said balls 34 to protrude slightly therefrom, so as to make contact with the spherical shaped recess 16 of the attaching member 15, so as to provide a more easily pivoted extended member 19, which will permit the dog 31, attached thereto, as hereinbefore set forth, to run around more readily.
Referring in particular to Fig. 6, the at- 9. neeaeoa tarhinp, member 15, is of hollow construction, so as to accommodate the fan 35 having a plurality of depending blades 36, which is positioned in the said attaching;- nieinber 1a The attaching member 15 is provided with a ring shaped groove 37, adapted to reeeire a mating element 38 of the base member 39, adapted to pivotally support the extended element 14-. ot the attaching member 15, so as to permit the said extended member '1. fi) be pivoted, as above described. The attaching n'ieinher arovided with gear teeth 40, termed or cuttlierein, so as to form an internal gear, Whieh meshes with a pinion il, rotatively attached to the barre inen'iber 39. The pinion ail ineshoa with the gear teeth d2, formed or out on the fan 3:35, so as to rotate the said fan, when the said dog 31, attaehed to my improved device is running around. The attaching member 15, is provided with an aperture 4:53, which will allow air to be drawn into the attaching member 15, by the fan blades 36. The attaching member 15, is provided with a hollow eene shaped element 4%, extended therefrom, adapted to e:=:- pel, by means of the fan blades 36, the said air drawn into the attaehing member 15, so aato force or blow the said piece of food 32, or the like, in a horizontal position.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is as tollows 1. In a dog training and exercising device (it the class deserihtal, a bare n eiuher, adaphed to pivotally receive an attaching nien'iher, said base member adapted to support an extended ineniher pivotally attached to the said attaching member, a flexible nieniber attaehed to the tree extremity of the said extended member, said flexible member attached to the eollar of a doe, an as to permit the said dog); to run around, an arm pirotally attached to the said free erttrenii ty oi? the raid extended member, a second flexible nieinher attached to the tree extremity oi the said arm, a piece of food attached to the said flexi ble HiQlDl'DGl', so an to eneoin'age the said doe,- to hold his head in an erert position.
In a do gtraining and exercising device of the clues deaeribed, an attaching member pivotallv attached to a baee member, mid attaching member adapted to ll'ttfll'llll'mlizlt't a tan having a plurality 0t depending blades, said attaching member provided with an in ternal gear meshing with a pinion, said pinion meshing with gear teeth formed in the said fan, so tit-i to rotate the said tan, when a dog attached to :1 depending member pivotally attached to the said attaching member is running around, so as to permit the air expelled from the said fan to blow a piece of food attached to a flexible member attaehed to a i arm, in a horizontal position.
In testimony whereof I have attired my signature.
WILLIAM G, POSTINGS.