Nbv.» 13,. 1962? L., R. CHAPMAN? 3,063,415’ DEVICE 110' TRAINS Does: Filedi March 116‘, I961? 5‘ Sheets-Sheetv 1 FIG.\. INVENTOR. LINWOOD R. CHAPMAN Nov. 13, 1962 L. R. CHAPMAN 3,063,415 DEVICE TO TRAIN DOGS Filed March 16. 1961 . 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 [9 Fl 6. 3 . n3 Wm" i2| U J "9 I09 "5/ ,l23 lol g? A23 EL '03 INVENTOR. LINWOOD R. CHAPMAN MW - Nov. 13, 1962 3,063,415 L. R. CHAPMAN DEVICE TO TRAIN DOGS Filed March 16, 1961 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 F|G.5. FIG.6. INVENTOR. LINWOOD R. CHAPMAN BY M463? 7' I United States 1 _ 3,063,415 Chapman, 63 Oakwood St., Albany, NY. DEVICE T0 TRAIN DOGS Linwood 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 ice B??BAi? Patented Nov. 13., 1962 2 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. 3,063,415 , . ,7 3 4 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. he. Q21 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 654,947 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.