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

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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.

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
251 Reviews
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98% Recommend this product (247 of 251 responses)
By Tom
Harwood, MD
Better Than I Expected
February 21, 2023
This is an amazing product. Prior to having it I was getting pulled along by my Curly Coated Retriever whenever he was on-leash. The Wonder Lead got his attention immediately and without having to keep him under tension. A quick, short snap with the lead and he was right back to heel. I’d highly recommend it to anyone working on heeling their dog or getting pulled on while walking their dog on a leash.
  • -gets the immediate attention of the dog
  • -no more getting pulled on walks
  • -very effective in teaching the heel command
  • -absolutely humane
  • -none
By Joel
Steamboat Springs, CO
Immediate Attention!
July 26, 2022
I was skeptical when my wife showed me our new training leash. But after the second time I put it on our 6 month old golden retriever, I could tell there was something special going on with this.
Every time we get the leash out he sits and anticipates the leash going on and is immediately in training mode. This lead has truly made healing and sit/stay commands easy and fun to train.
  • Video tutorials on training were very helpful
  • None
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 Tony
Over rated
May 3, 2023
I don’t get it. It’s a $35 6’ piece of lasso/piggin string. I did a 20min sideXside comparison with my GSP (2x 10min each) between the wonder lead and my spregner pinch w/QR on a Jaeger lead. My 8mo old dog already knows how to heel & whoa on lead so this an eval on a partially conditioned dog. The wonderlead encouraged some minor pulling, my dog kept waking into the lead and drifting in front of my left leg requiring repeated correction. The wonderlead is not as fast or responsive as popping the spregner pinch. The biggest difference is in whoa while walking—my dog freezes at whoa with the pinch, then i can walk out front/around/behind him & he stays put solidly fir as long as i ask him. I tried the same thing with the wonder lead and the results were sloppy. The spregner is a better tool, more versatile, and gets quicker results.
  • Lightweight .
  • Too expensive for what it is. No explanation or instructions on what the red plastic disk is for. Results are no better than what other tools can do.
By Shane
Plain, Wisconsin
Training aid that is easy to use
May 2, 2023
Added this to my tools for training and it works great. Puppy would always pull on leash. Not anymore.
  • It works. Simple but effective. Don
  • Wish I had known about it sooner.
By Craig
SE Detroit
Amazing Results Right From the Start
April 26, 2023
I had seen the reviews and had to try the Wonder Lead. The reviews were very accurate, my stubborn 4 year old Lab started heeling right by my left knee with very little pull on the stiff lead. We've been working on this command and for once I'm seeing positive trends.
  • Quick results as advertised.
  • None.
By Mike C.
Helendale, Ca
Wonder how I lived without it!
April 20, 2023
It has changed they way my dogs walk at heel. It is a total game changer in my training program now. Have ordered a second one to insure I have one around. My wife or son can also handle a dog when we are together much much easier now. I absolutely Love the Wonder Lead and recommend it to everyone! No matter what you do for your training program a Wonder Lead will only improve it!!
  • Easy to use.
  • Dogs are responsive to the point of contact
  • Such a simple tool to use improve training
  • Must wear gloves when first handing dogs on the Wonder Lead
By Danny B.
Amite County SW Mi
Easy training
March 25, 2023
My pup responded very well and quickly too. Great tool
Kennewick, WA
Good Quality Product - Mixed results
March 23, 2023
No issues with the lead. Not getting the results with my current puppy that I expected. Reviewed instructions and DVD just to make sure. May wait until this puppy is past the worst stage of teething and try again.
  • Lead is exactly as advertised
  • None
By Jim H.
Ringoes NJ
A staple of training
March 19, 2023
Had one for 20 years and lost it. Immediately bought another one from gun dog supply.
They never disappoint!
By Vern
McMinnville, Oregon
Wonder Lead
February 22, 2023
Fast shipping and it looks like it will last forever. Fair price and American made.
By Mark A.
Colorado Mountains
The Winder Lead
February 22, 2023
I’m pretty ‘old school’ have trained dogs for the better part of 50+ years. I did a lot of reading and watching hung you tube about techniques for teaching dogs to heel, as I have a very energetic field cocker and didn’t want to use the ‘traditional’ choke chain. So I purchased the Winder Lead and was SHOCKED at its effectiveness. In two short sessions my cocker is healing nicely and very focused on me. The ability of the lead to apply pressure that is IMMEDIATELY released when the dog responds properly truly is a wonder - I’m a total believer! Great product!
  • Easy to use, allows a positive response from the dog.
  • None.
By Larry
Batavia, IL
February 22, 2023
I rarely review products unless they are very good or very bad. This leash is very very good. The control over the dog without any pain to the dog is the best I've ever experienced. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is training a dog to heel.
  • Ease of use
  • doesn't hurt the dog/pup
  • None
By TWoods
Works like a charm
January 18, 2023
My dog has been to training but was not healing like I thought he should on a regular lead. Read up on and got this wonder lead and he is a whole new dog. Leads like he should which makes it easy to go on walks now.
  • Just the right length and stiffness with a good rubber stop for sizing.
  • None yet.
By Joe L.
West Chester, Pa.
Wonder Lead
November 30, 2022
... fast service and high quality product! GDS will be my first choice for all of my dog supplies ... Thank you.
By Lacey
Lincoln al
God sent
November 28, 2022
This was recommended to me by Kyle and it changed my dog completely we go no where without it! If your on the fence about it just buy it
By Rich
Wonder Lead is amazing!
November 12, 2022
Was told about this lead by a friend and how well it worked on his out of control dog. Well he was right, after only using it a couple times, my pup is walking at heal, sometimes without the leash already! Great product and well made.
  • Light, easy to take on and off and it works as described!
  • It's hard on the wife's hands when correcting but as GDS recommends, she should be using gloves.
By John S.
Columbia Illinois
What I wanted
October 18, 2022
I have not watched the video yet but the lead is exactly what I was looking for
By Robert
Seligman Missouri
Great product
September 18, 2022
I have a 90lb Dogo Agentina. Dragged me when we went walking. Bought this and after watching the DVD instructions he was walking properly in minutes. Doesn't jump on people anymore.

I recommend this to everyone.
By Mike
Hudson Valley, New York
Works great!
September 16, 2022
Great description, great price, great ship time . Would recommend product and company! The lead itself is built well . Looking forward to having this tool in the tool bag for a long time.
By Jack
August 22, 2022
Just Buy a pigging string for $8 at Atwood’s. It’s the same thing
By Anna
Cornelius, Oregon
Love This Product
August 19, 2022
Truly the Wonder lead. Works great for leash training. Material is durable for field work. Love the notch hold that actually stays in place.
By Jake
Wonder lead
July 6, 2022
Started with a normal leash for heeling training and it worked but was taking to long and needed refinement so I figured I would give the wonder lead a shot. Just buy it. it works. the feed back the dog gets is perfect and limits the handlers mistakes. read the instructions, watch the video and apply.
Also Gun dog Supply was great as always!
  • Works!
  • None
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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