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L., R. CHAPMAN?
3,063,415’
DEVICE 110' TRAINS Does:
Filedi March 116‘, I961?
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INVENTOR.
LINWOOD R. CHAPMAN
Nov. 13, 1962
L. R. CHAPMAN
3,063,415
DEVICE TO TRAIN DOGS
Filed March 16. 1961
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DEVICE T0 TRAIN DOGS
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Filed Mar. 16, 1961, Ser. No. 96,130
16 Claims. (Ci. 119—-29)
This invention relates to a device to train dogs to point
and retrieve.
The general object of the invention is to simulate those
ixpgriences that the dog will experience in hunting game
1r s.
This general object is achieved by a portable self-con
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mounted at 54 to longitudinal side wall 5.
Tab 55
depends transversely from the bottom portion of hand
lever 53.
Two eye hooks (not fully shown) extend through an
aperture in the front wall 9 and are secured by nuts
59 to tab 55.
Extending from one of the eye hooks 57 is a cord or
other suitable ?exible cable 61 secured at the other end
to the upstanding shank 63 of a spring biased catch 65
?xed to the rear Wall 11.
Reciprocably mounted and retained within two longi
tudinal guides v67 ?xed to rear wall 11 is a rectangular
tained device wherein movement of the hand lever controls -
shaped trap door 69. Secured to bottom portion of trap
in sequence the scent of the game bird, the exit of the
door 69 is a rivet 71 for engagement by a portion of
decoy simulating the game bird, and the simulated act
of the hunter ?ring at same.
15 the spring biased catch 65, when trap door 69 is in its
retained position as shown in the drawings~—which like
wise shows the discharge aperture 21 to be closed.
actions and reactions of the dog to various stimuli can
Upon sequential actuation of the hand lever 53, the
not always be predicted.
trap door 69 drops upon cushioning member 73 of rub
Accordingly, another object of the invention is the pro 20 ber or other suitable material provided and arranged at
vision of an electrical shock to train the charging dog
the bottom of and between the guides 67.
not to charge the game bird.
A handle 75 is secured to the guides 67 is order to
Another object of the invention is to provide to the
assist in the carrying and placement of the device.
senses of the dog a ?urry of activity in the exit of the
Reciprocably mounted and retained without two lon
simulated game bird.
25 gitudinal guides 77 ?xed to front wall ‘9 is a rectangular
A further object of the invention is to hold noise
shaped shutter 79 with its rivet 81. Not shown, but
to a minimum in the controlled sequential operation of
which form a part of this invention are the members
the device.
corresponding to spring biased catch 65 and its shank
A still further object of the invention is to allow the city
63 utilized to control the retention and release of trap
dweller to train his dog in the city for ?eld use.
door 69, similarly situated with respect to the shutter 79
Further objects of the invention should be appreciated
and its rivet 31 co-operate to control the retention and
from the detailed speci?cation in conjunction with the
release of the shutter 79.
drawings, in which like reference numerals refer to
A cushioning member 83 of rubber or other suitable
similar parts, in which:
material is provided at the bottom of and between the
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodi~ 35 guides 77.
ment of the invention;
A grille 85 covers the opening formed in the lower
FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the device on the line 22,
half of the front wall 9. vIt should be appreciated that
FIG. 1;
release of the shutter 79 will close this grilled opening
FIG. 3 is a side view of the device partly in section;
provided in the lower half of front wall 9.
FIG. 4 is a wiring diagram of the electrical elements as 40
Pivotal movement of the pivotable member 45 is con
In the training of the dog to point and retrieve, the
sociated with the device;
FIG. 5 is a side view, partly in section, of the decoy
mounted on the missile;
FIG. 6 is a sectional view on the line 66, FIG. 5.
trolled by a cord or other suitable ?exible cable 91 secured
at one end to one of the eye hooks 57 and at the other
end to the lower portion of the pivotable member 45 at
93.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, FIG. 1, 45
It should be appreciated that hand lever 53 is held in an
FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, where applicable, shows an elongated
inoperative position by action of the spring 95 secured
casing 1, bottom wall 3, longitudinal side walls 5 and 7,
front wall 9, near wall 11. Top cover 13 is mounted
on longitudinal side wall 7 by means of hinges 15.
Secured to top cover 13 is the discharge casing for the
decoy mounted on the missile to be ?red. This dis
charge casing has longitudinal side walls 17 and 19
secured to top cover 13, thereby providing an unre
stricted discharge aperture 21 for discharge of the mis~
at one end at 93 and at the other end at 97 to the support
member 99 for fan 101, thereby biasing pivotable mem
ber 45 in a counter-clockwise direction.
Diagrammatically shown in FIG. 4 is the wiring for
the two circuits utilized.
Fan 101 is connected to the battery 103 and has two
switches in series therewith. A knife switch 105 and a
manual control switch 107. A broken away portion of
sile. Cover 23 is mounted on top cover 13 by means of 55 the protective ?ap 106 for the knife switch 105 is shown.
hinges 25. Knob 27 is provided for manipulation of
It should be appreciated that forward movement of hand
the cover 23 and suitable friction latch 29 is provided for
lever 53 will cause tab 55 to engage the arm of the knife
retaining cover 23 in closed position. The casing 1 is
raised above the ground by means of two longitudinal
strips 31 secured to the underside of bottom wall 3.
switch 105, thereby opening the fan circuit.
The other circuit utilized for the contact member 109
employs a ground 111 and a secondary coil 113 in the
Interior of the casing is a gas gun 33 mounted by gun
secondary circuit 115; and a manual control switch 117,
support 35. Two upstanding members 37 of gun support
interrupter
119 and primary coil 121 in the primary
35 along with a transverse hole provided in the grip 39
circuit 123.
of the gas gun 33 together with a nut and bolt 41 allows
Secured at 125 is a cord or other suitable ?exible cable
adjustable elevation of the gas gun 33. It should there 65
127 extending and suitably secured to the trigger 129 of
blank ?ring gun 131. The blank ?ring gun 131 is held
in place relative to the longitudinal side wall 5 by insert
Upstanding member 43 ?xed to the gun support 35
pivotally mounts pivotable member 45 at 47. Member
ing the barrel 132 within the ring 133 suitably ?xed to
45 carries a transversely mounted longitudinal roller 49 70 the longitudinal side wall 5 and then emplacing the grip
for abutment ‘with an actuation of trigger 51.
135 within the U-shaped retainer 137 suitably ?xed to the
Exterior of the casing is a hand lever 53 pivotally
longitudinal side wall 5.
fore be appreciated that the trajectory of the ?red missile
' may be controlled.
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Emplaced removably within the left front portion of the
casing is a wire cage 139 having a suitable closing cover.
With reference to FIG. 5 and FIG. 6 of the drawings
shutter means is further provided to aid in terminating
the scent propagated by said scent propagating means,
and said shutter means is sequentially actuated by said
a missile 141 is shown.
control means.
No patentable signi?cance is
claimed as to this missile 141, per se.
Missile 141 is placed within a-protective housing 143,
made preferably of one-inch rubber hosing. At one end
of the protective housing 143, two longitudinal cuts are
made to form a depending portion 145, thereby allowing
the missile to be loaded in the gas gun 33 with the pro
tective housing 143 clearing the trigger housing.
3. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
animal repulsion means is provided to discourage the
dog from charging said portable enclosure upon propaga
tion of the scent by said scent propagating means.
4. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
10 means is provided to establish simulation. of ?ight of
said simulated game bird means during the period of
Secured by two ?at head cap screws 147 within the
release to exit thereof.
other end of the protective housing 143 is member 149.
5. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
A cap screw 151 is inserted within the bored hole in mem
said scent propagating means comprises a cage in said
ber 149 and screwed into the female threaded end of
missile 141.
Arranged between this end of missile 141 and member
149 is a washer 153 and spring 155.
portable enclosure for retention of live or commercial
scent and a fan for blowing said scent toward the dog.
6. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
said simulated game bird means comprises a missile
carrying a decoy.
The functions of spring 155 is that of impact assist in
the forward motion of the missile 141 upon ?ring of the 20
7. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
gas gun 33 and is that of allowing compensatory play
said game bird release means comprises a gas gun.
with the protective housing 143 permitting leveling of the
8. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
protective housing 143 with respect to the missile 141.
said simulated game bird means comprises a missile car
rying a decoy, said game bird release means comprises
Decoy 157 is mounted upon the mid~portion of protec
tive housing 143 by means of two ?at head cap screws
1'59 and nuts 161 as shown.
In operation of the device the gas gun 33 is loaded and
a gas gun for loading of said missile and ?ring of same
and said gas gun is ,adjustably secured to said portable
enclosure to vary the trajectory of the ?red missile
the missile carrying decoy emplaced. A live pheasant or
carrying decoy.
quail, or commercial game bird scent applied to a suitable
rag, is placed within the cage 139. The blank ?ring gun
131 is loaded. Knife switch 105 and manual control
switch 107 are closed thereby turning the fan 101 on blow
ing the scent forward through the unshuttered grille 85.
Trap door 69 is closed and cover 23 is closed. The de
vice is now ready for the approach of the dog.
Depending upon the proclivity of the dog to charge, the
contact member may be electri?ed by closing the manual
control switch 117, thereby providing an electrical shock
to the dog upon contact with contact member 109.
Upon the approach and point of the dog, the trainer
9. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, wherein
said ?ring means comprises a blank ?ring gun mounted
on said portable enclosure.
10. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1‘, wherein
said control means comprises a hand lever.
11. The subject matter as claimed in claim 3, wherein
said animal repulsion means comprises a shock producing
electri?ed contact member on said portable enclosure.
12. The subject matter as claimed in claim 4, wherein
said means provided to establish simulation of ?ight of
said simulated game bird means during the period of
40 release to exit thereof comprises a cover on said portable
moves hand lever 53 forward the ?rst sequential step
enclosure capable of being opened to thereby provide a
allowing the trap door 69 to noiselessly drop, the second
sequential step forward of the hand lever 53 the fan 131
view to the dog of the exit of said game bird means
from said portable enclosure.
is turned off by engagement of tab 55 with the arm of the
knife switch 105 thereby shutting 011 the fan 1111 killing
the blown scent. Also the shutter 79 is released to drop
noiselessly further killing the scent.
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13. The subject matter as claimed in claim 6, wherein
said missile is covered with a protective housing of im
pact absorbing material to prevent damage to said missile
upon impact after said missile is ?red and means for
In the third sequential step on the forward movement
of the hand lever 53, the gas gun 33 is ?red thereby pro
securing said protective housing to said missile.
to the extent governed by the preset trajectory.
In the fourth sequential step of the forward movement
missile comprises a member secured to said protective
housing and an element slidably engaged with said mem
ber and removably secured to said missile.
15. The subject matter as claimed in claim 14, wherein
impact assist means is provided with said protective
housing and said missile to assist in the forward motion
14. The subject matter as claimed in claim 13, wherein
jecting the missile carrying decoy outward and upward 50 said means for securing said protective housing to said
of the hand lever 53 the blank gun 131 is ?red.
Depending upon the intelligence and proclivity of the
dog, cover 23 may be left open or closed throughout the
sequences of operation.
It should be appreciated that if
cover 23 is left open, a ?urry of movement to the senses
of the dog will arise in the exit of the decoy during the
third sequential step.
of the ?red missile and for compensatory play of said
protective housing with respect to said missile, permitting
the leveling of said protective housing, with respect to
It should be further appreciated that the protective 60 said missile.
16. The subject matter as claimed in claim 15, wherein
housing 143 provided for the missile 141 will prevent
said impact assist means comprises a washer and spring
damage to the missile upon impact, especially with a rock.
arranged on said element intermediate the end of said
Having described my invention, I claim‘:
element and said member.
1. A device to train hunting dogs to point and retrieve,
comprising the combination of a portable enclosure, scent
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
propagating means in said enclosure, simulated game bird
UNITED STATES PATENTS
means for simulation thereof releasably contained in said
enclosure, game bird release means, ?ring means for
simulation thereof, control means on said device, said
control means operatively associated with and actuating
sequentially said scent propagating means, said game bird
release means and said ?ring means for simulation thereof.
2. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1 wherein
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2,579,178
2,851,991
Champlin ____________ __ July 31, 1900
Dierking ____________ __ Dec. 18, 1951
Rinck _______________ _._ Sept. 16, 1958
OTHER REFERENCES
“The Jackson- Bird-Dog Trainer,” Field & Stream,
September 1948.
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