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Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith -- 7 1/2 ft.

Includes FREE exclusive Wonder Lead training DVD featuring Ronnie Smith!


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Length: approx. 7 1/2' | Diameter: 5/16"

With the use of simple illustrated instructions, you can encourage boldness in a shy dog or decrease boldness in a bold dog. Great for Pointing Breeds, Retrievers, Show, Obedience, or Family Dogs. Made of durable, flexible plastic. (This is the lead referred to by Charles Jurney as an "EZ Lead" in his book, Finished Dog.)

NOTE: Over time, the rubber stopper will turn the rope black as it rubs against it. This is normal.

Using the Wonder Lead:

We recommend wearing gloves when using the Wonder Lead.
Always start with your Wonder Lead around the dog's head, directly behind the ears. For dogs that jump and pull on the Wonder Lead, place the loop under the ear next to you and over the opposite ear. Give tension and release. Repeat until the dog quits without a command. After your dog responds to the tension alone, combine the command with tension, then release. NEVER KEEP CONSTANT TENSION ON YOUR WONDER LEAD.


1. Put the Wonder Lead over the dog's head and position the loop in the center of the head. Slide keeper 1 to 2 inches from the loop. This will keep the Wonder Lead in position.

2. To get more control if needed put the Wonder Lead in front of one ear and behind or under the other ear. A light pull and release is all that is ever needed.

3. When using the Wonder Lead to teach the command "HEEL," if your dog tends to push into your leg place the Wonder Lead in front of the ear closest to your leg (left-handed people dog on right, right-handed on left) and behind the ear away from your leg with tension across the top. Pull and release while giving the command.

4. If your dog wants to jump and pull hard when starting, put the Wonder Lead in front of both ears. Pull and release until the behavior is under control. Then change the Wonder Lead to just one ear. Pay close attention to the tension on your Wonder Lead.

5. A light pull and release is all that is ever needed with the Wonder Lead. NEVER KEEP THE TENSION TIGHT.

Delmar Smith Wonder Lead

Steve with Mr. Delmar in Kansas City, MO.

Transcript from Steve's Video:

This is the Delmar Smith Wonder Lead. It's the best money you are ever going to spend for training a dog. It's made out of what's called piggin' string, which is a cowboy thing. It's a real stiff rope. It's used to teach a dog mainly to heel. The idea behind it is that you've got this rubber stopper, and that when the dog is where he's supposed to be it's going to loosen up on him.

It gives a really fast response. When you are trying to teach your dog heeling and he moves out too far or backs up too much, it responds really quickly. You don't have to have the right reaction time. It's going to do the work for you.

Just one of the simplest ways to teach a dog to heel. I've been using them for about 10 years now. When I first heard about them I clearly remember saying, "I don't know if that's the right thing for me. Not really sure." But I saw Rick use one once at one of his seminars. And it was just sort of like a light turned on for me.

Steve training with the WONDER LEAD.

Just a really neat device. It's a major part of Rick and Ronnie's Silent Command System. It's a key part to it. If you are using that system to train your dog, I highly recommend that you get a Wonder Lead.

We include what they call these little red tops. What's eventually going to happen is that over time this little stopper is going to wear down. So we include this. It's a little device that you slide up into here once it gets worn down. That's going to increase the life of it. This is just something we throw in for folks.

I just absolutely love my Wonder Leads. I carry them with me wherever I go. It takes the place of a leash for me.

One thing I like to point out is that because it is stiff, I typically like to be wearing gloves when I'm using it. You can use it without gloves, but you are going to regret it at a certain point. It's one of those things that when I'm working a dog with it, gloves are a major factor.

But the Delmar Smith Wonder Lead is a neat tool. Highly recommend it. We use them in our training and I recommend that you try it out in yours.

Country of Origin: Made in USA.

Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith -- 7 1/2 ft.
Item # 8559

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
229 Reviews
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99% Recommend this product (227 of 229 responses)
By Rick
Wonder Lead
March 25, 2022
I have trained dogs for 40 years and never used this lead for training to heel. Much easier to control than the traditional choke collar or pinch collar. Wish I bought one years ago. Wear gloves if you have office hands. :-)
  • Dog responds very well. Learns to heel in half the time. Simple to use and built to last the rest of my training days.
  • Should wear gloves if you are doing an extended walk or training session.
By Dave S.
Brownsville, Oregon
Love this training tool
February 24, 2022
You guys and gals score again! Delmar Smith's Wonder Lead is the perfect training tool for my rambunctious Toy Aussie. He has learned to heel, sit, stay, and lay down without fighting and distraction in no time with the Wonder Lead and training video. You've got a customer as long as I have a dog!

Dave Swarbrick
  • Everything
  • Nothing
By Mac
Seattle, WA
Wonder lead
June 24, 2022
The wonder lead is a nice product. However, I have had a difficult time adjusting the lead to fit my dog's neck. He has a slender neck, and the lead continually slips off of the correct position as shown in the instructions. To remedy this problem, I have to tighten the lead leaving very little slack. Once this is done the lead works as advertised, but I worry that the lead is too tight. The other comment is that all of the videos I have seen use a dog that has been trained and responds to the lead. I wish the wonder lead people would show a first time use of the lead on a dog not trained to heel. That would really help.
  • Well made, will last a life time.
  • Challenging to adjust to a smaller dogs neck, would help if videos showed first time use of lead vs. well trained large dogs.
By Tara
Wilmington NC
Delmar Smith Wonder Lead
June 17, 2022
I am very pleased with the Wonder Lead. After watching the video tutorial, I felt comfortable controlling my dog! It’s easy to use and is quite effective!
  • The lead material is durable
  • The honda seems durable as well
By dennis f.
north dakota
June 16, 2022
product is great!
By Tim
South Carolina
Highly recommended
June 11, 2022
My friend, a professional dog trainer, recommended this leash to me. He says it's all he uses for teaching leash obedience. It just works!
By John G.
Klingville, Michigan
Calms my Drahthaar
June 9, 2022
I saw the email marketing on this and was intrigued. A week or two later, I attended a totally unaffiliated workshop that included bird dog training and the instructor praised this lead. I tried his on my dog and really liked how it worked, so I ordered one when I got home. It is very easy to use in training and helps so much in developing a "heel" style walking pace with my dog, despite her intense nature.
  • Easy to use. High quality. Impact on dog can be in just an hour or less.
  • Stiff and not comfortable to handle without gloves. A little pricey for the materials that are used, but the cost is worth the outcome with one's dog.
By John
Frederick, Maryland
The Wonder Lead shipped and arrived promptly. It seems to work as noted in instructions and the CD tutorial.
May 28, 2022
Gun Dog Supplies has become my go-to for supplies and support for my hunting dogs.
  • See above
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By Jerry
Erie Pa
Wow breeder trainer was right the way my dog responds to using this training tool
May 27, 2022
Response was as soon as we started using it
  • Simple no
  • Must follow training DVD
Good addition to the tack room!
May 19, 2022
If you train as many dogs as I do you will want to own one. If you are in my classes you will get one. If you train on your own you might want to check it out!!!
  • Worth owning.
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By Thunder K.
Lenoir City, TN
Great training tool
March 8, 2022
This is the perfect tool to use for training. The included DVD gives tips on other ways to use it. Great product!
By Samantha
North Carolina
Wonder Lead
February 27, 2022
The wonder lead makes you wonder why you waited so long to get anything else. Should have been our first and only leash. Guess that's why it’s called Wonder.
By Scott B.
Rochester, NY
Excellent Product!!
February 8, 2022
Works great as a training tool for my puppy lab.
By Joe
Wonder Lead
January 25, 2022
We’re very pleased with the lead. Works great!
By TonyU
Wausau, WI
Easiest way to train heal period
January 18, 2022
Love this thing … unreal how well it works versus choke collars.
  • Easy, get immediate results.
  • Notta.
By Jerry N.
Wonder Lead
December 30, 2021
Needs to be used with gloves as the lead is rough on the hands. The loop black stop guard fell off and disappeared after second day. Need a new one.
  • Works well. The loop backs off of the dogs neck when tension is released. That is a good thing.
  • The black stop guard that keeps the loop in place fell off after the second or third day and disappeared. I need a new one.
By Rich
December 9, 2021
Seems like an excellent product. Only have had a few sessions so far.
By Doug R.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Wonder lead purchase
December 9, 2021
Still learning how to use it properly so will know more later.
By Jane
Works great for training family pets
December 2, 2021
Product was recommended by trainer for our family pet, an Old English Sheepdog who was a bit much on walks. This has helped tremendously! It does exactly as promised. He is now a pleasure to walk. This is not complicated at all to use. Easy!
  • Very easy to use. Great video showing instructions and how quickly you get response from dog.
  • There was a little red cap (?) included in the packaging. It is shown in the intro on the video. It is never mentioned anywhere what it is for and it isn't shown in the video what to do with it.
By Thomas F.
Natchez, Mississippi
Wonder lead
September 6, 2021
Very nice lead
  • Dogs really pay attention to it . It works
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By Ray
Boerne, Texas
Best lead I have used
August 29, 2021
I have a five month old puppy weighing 48 pounds. I bought the Wonder lead and the dog responded almost immediately to the healing training. It minimises the pull reflex in the dog and is so much easier to use than any lead I have ever used. The DVD is also very helpful to people who try to muscle their dog to heal. I have all ready recommended it to friends.
  • slips on easily and gives great control
  • none
Great Product
August 29, 2021
Great Product
By Derek
Mobile, alabama
Great training tool!
August 29, 2021
I use this lead in combination with an e collar and it works great.
  • Easy to use and dog responds great to it.
A #1
August 21, 2021
money well spent
By jeff a.
Wonder lead
August 13, 2021
Indespensible...This is my second, the dog did a number on it...bad owner!
By Ron
This Lead works better than advertized!
August 3, 2021
This Lead works better than advertised! I am not sure why but the increase in control begins instantly and without the need for forced corrections. The DVD does not explain this but I expect the repeated use will translate into "good" learned habits that will transition into use with all leads. I will continue to use this more in casual settings and in holding blinds to create long term behaviors.
  • Easy to use and no specialized knowledge needed for amateurs.
  • Just a bit more difficult to hang around your neck or stuff into pocket when off the dog, truley a minor issue.
By Heather S.
July 28, 2021
This is the best training piece. My girl learning so fast. Really easy for owner to use and dog to learn!
  • Easy to use!
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By Will B.
Richmond, Va
Wonder Lead
July 19, 2021
I have noticed a significant improvement in pulling while using the wonderlead. I am combining the lead with a weekly Huntsmith seminar which is even more helpful. The lead is useful for shaping the dogs behavior but the training changes yours.
  • Almost instant response from your dog.
  • Be prepared by having gloves if you have a large, strong, or intense dog.
By James
July 8, 2021
Really appreciate the instructions as much as the lead itself.
By Tim
Wonder Lead
July 2, 2021
I am new to bird dog training and have a very energetic 3 month old Brittany. I was able to literally have him heeling cleanly by my side within 20 minutes of incorporating this lead. In fairness, I had worked on having him heel on a few different sessions with a traditional collar; however, he would not stay in the "zone" and didn't respond that well to the tugs on his lead with the regular collar. When I used the Wonder Lead, it stays right where you need it so puppy can't bite and play with it and is easy to give quick pressure on-pressure off corrections.
  • Quick response time on the lead relaxing after a corrective tug.
  • I like the stiffness that allows you to keep it relaxed while also keeping it in position above the dog.
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