TODAY’S PATENT – DOG TRAINING COLLARS AND METHODS
Dog training is not as easy as it may sound. Plus, the difficulty level of training differs from dog to dog. While some train quiet easily, others move at a slower pace. Hence, there are no hard and fast rules for training them. Although assistance is available – both online and offline.
With the advancement in technology various services are now easily available for this purpose – such as, Dog trainers, online videos, articles, tips and tricks, training equipment, etc.,
One such invention by Gerald J. Gonda and John Vancza, Jr. called “Dog Training Collars and Methods” was granted patent by the USPTO (4202293) on 13th May 1980.
As the name suggests, it relates to a dog collar used more particularly to train a dog not to bark. Whenever it does, the collar emits an extremely unpleasant sound; and sometimes, but not for all barks, the sound is accompanied by a very light electrical shock. This will make him condemn the sound much more than usual. In future, if and when the sound alone is emitted, his memory of the shock will help in achieving the reaction much faster. In order to avoid excessive shocking, the device allows the same to be reset manually by the trainer. Therefore, every reset will allows a one-time-shocking followed by only-sound system of training until another reset.