Process used to correct an undesired behavior or teach a desired behavior to an animal.
(1) Note. Much of the art related to breaking or training an animal is structurally similar to art used to simply control an animal, e.g., a weaning muzzle, etc. It may be difficult to determine the specific use of a device or, alternatively,
a device may be disclosed for use both for breaking or training and for some other purpose. A device, as well as the method of using it, which may be employed to break or train an animal is placed under subclass 712 as an original based upon its animal-controlling structure if provided for thereunder. It may be cross-referenced here if it involves a breaking or training method which is considered significant.
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15+, for an animal maze combined with a significant confining or housing device.
702+, for an exercise or amusement device for an animal which may also break or train an animal, particularly subclasses 707+ for a toy, lure, or fetch device used to exercise or amuse an animal.
712+, for an animal-controlling device which is used to deter an undesired action or promote a desired action of an animal and which may also be used for a breaking or training purpose, particularly subclass 719 for a sound-producing device used to control an animal, subclasses 720+ for electromagnetic remote control of an animal, subclasses 758+ for an animal-carried hook or extension for engaging and preventing breach of a fence or barrier, e.g., a poke, tethered fence hook, etc., subclasses 821+ for an animal-carried mouth controlling muzzle which may be used for weaning an animal, and subclasses 850+, for a body-carried shield used to protect an animal or another being from the animal. See the (1) Note above.
856+, for a body- or appendage-encircling collar or band used for training an animal, e.g., a choke collar, etc. SEE OR SEARCH CLASS
54, Harness, for an animal harness for a draft, work, breaking, or training purpose, particularly
71+, for a harness for controlling a vicious or unruly animal or training an animal to trot, pace, etc.
116, Signals and Indicators, particularly
22+, for automatic and periodic actuation of a mechanical signal which may be used to frighten an animal.
231, Whips and Whip Apparatus, for a whip related apparatus which may be used to train an animal.
434, Education and Demonstration, particularly
225, for subject matter related to teaching a human being the occupations of farming, ranching, or otherwise related to an animal.