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United States Patent 6,308,663
Philen ,   et al. October 30, 2001

Animal walking and training collar

Abstract

A collar having a variable circumference for walking and training a domestic animal. In one embodiment, the collar comprises a strap portion and a first and second coupler being attached to opposing ends of the strap portion. A reducer assembly having a first end being movably attached to the first coupler and a second end being connected to the second coupler such that the reducer assembly remains connected the strap portion. The collar further comprises a trainer fastener attached to the reducer assembly and a walker fastener attached to the strap portion. The trainer fastener is arranged and configured to receive a leash such that the circumference of the collar is variable. The walker fastener is arranged and configured to receive a leash such that the circumference of the collar is fixed.


Inventors: Philen; Dana R. (2801 Hawthorne Dr., Atlanta, GA 30345)
Appl. No.: 545050
Filed: April 7, 2000

Current U.S. Class: 119/864; 119/863; 119/865
Intern'l Class: A01K 015/00
Field of Search: 119/864,865,863,856


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Primary Examiner: Jordan; Charles T.
Assistant Examiner: Abbott; Yvonne R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley LLP
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