I believe there was an article in TI several years ago which included plans for a hand-cranked rig based in a bicycle. It also included a design for a slip collar and a drawing of how it would sit on the dog -- complete with depiction of the long wet tongue to be avoided.
You don't have to be a sighthound in racing condition to lurecourse, although it would be a good idea to talk to your vet about it during the annual shots-and-exam visit. I have fond memories from Estrella of a bulldog, and of a VERY enthusiastic terrier.
But the more doggie activities the better. I can't wait for our first Dog Decathalon of classes demonstrations activities and Sniff and Greets.
On Dec 24, 2013, at 8:59 AM, Mathurin Kerbusso <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Yes. I found a reference to a design that was hand-cranked rather than
>> machine-driven. It was based on a bicycle, but I'm sure could be
>> into a more period mechanism
> Any method of converting one rotation of the crank to several rotations of
> the wheel driving the line should work. Lots of period examples, from
> mills to clocks.
> "Non nobis solum"