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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
237 Reviews
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99% Recommend this product (234 of 237 responses)
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 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.
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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. None
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 None ,
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

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