20020005175, Jan 17, 2002
Brian Donovan - Livonia MI,
Kenneth Besancon - Uniontown OH,
Jay Crouso - West Lafayette OH,
A dog training lead includes first and second sound-producing strips or members. An elastic member is interposed between the first and second strips, and is connected at the opposite ends thereof to and in a coaxial manner with the lead. The elastic member is dimensioned to bias the terminal ends of the first and second strips toward each other to thereby place the central portions of the first and second strips in a first or laterally spaced-apart relationship relative to each other. Upon application of a sharp, corrective pull on the lead by a trainer, the elastic member elongates toward a second position, and this results in the central portions of the first and second strips contacting each other with sufficient speed and force to emit a sharp “snap” sound.