ApplicationNo. 07/060835 filed on 06/12/1987
US Classes:119/721, Animal confined to predetermined territorial location119/908, ELECTRICAL ANIMAL CONTROL OR HANDLING340/573.3Domestic animal training, monitoring, or controlling
ExaminersPrimary: Swiatek, Robert P.
Assistant: Price, Thomas
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA01K 15/00 (20060101)
A01K 3/00 (20060101)
A01K 15/02 (20060101)
G08B 21/00 (20060101)
G08B 21/22 (20060101)
AbstractAn arrangement for controlling the movements of animals is disclosed. A pair of signal-broadcasting wire loops is used, arranged in a concentric fashion, to define the desired confinement area. As the animal approaches the inner wire loop, a receiver worn by the animal will pick up the broadcasted signal and give the animal a mild shock and/or emit an unpleasant noise. If the animal ignores these deterrents and continues to move out of the confinement area, its receiver will pick up the signal emitted by the outer wire, where this signal will trigger an alarm located at a base station (the owner's home), indicating to the owner that the animal has ignored the signals and is leaving the confinement area. The arrangement further includes circuits for automatically deactivating the shock and noise devices after the animal escapes confinement and radio communication circuits whereby the owner can communicate with voice to the animal to command it back to confinement, after which the system can be reactivated.