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

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Wonder Lead Whole Wonder Lead Brown Tab Detail Wonder Lead Black Stopper Detail Wonder Lead Black Stopper with "Redhead" Detail Wonder Lead Material Detail Wonder Lead in Package

Length: approximately 7 1/2 feet

With the use of the 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

211 Reviews
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99% Recommend this product (209 of 211 responses)
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
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!
  • None
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.
  • None
By Reed
South Carolina
Great shipping, great product and customer service!
May 31, 2021
The Wonderlead shipped quickly and beat everyone else's price. The customer service team even responded to a note I left in my order to assist me with a future purchase for something that was out of stock at the time. Will be shopping with this team again in the future!
By Rick
Best way to a correct heel!
May 9, 2021
Love these leads! When putting my 6 month old lab in training, their first comment was that it was obvious he'd been on a retractable lead. After learning how to use it, I borrowed one for our first time we brought him home for a weekend. He's off lead now (perfect heel), but I still use this in public areas. Never going back to a retractable lead.
  • Immediacy of correction.
  • Durability
  • He knows it means it's time to work
  • Won't fit in a pocket.
By Customer
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Awesome product
April 27, 2021
Very satisfied. Great training tool.
By Thom
not suburbia, North Carolina
A gentler way to get the
April 23, 2021
This is money well spent. The quick release of tension provides positive, voiceless reward. Easier on the trainer and the dog. A constant hacking used to correct behavior is greatly reduced. Wonder lead has allowed me to work in close proximity while conditioning to a given set of commands. Being able to walk a dog at heal through a yard full of chickens has impressed a number of landowners who have just given my permission to hunt. You don't necessarily need to teach a dog to hunt but you must teach it manners.
  • Easy to master.
  • Haven't used it long enough to determine.
By Rocky
Pgh. Pa.
Wonder lead
April 22, 2021
Bought this to reinforce my dog to heel. Other dog owners told me it's the best and easiest way to do that training. I have not used it yet because of a upcoming Hunt Test. Now that is behind us, l will start the heeling training.
  • Looks like it will be the perfect side to teach my dog the heel command.
By Jessee
Works great
April 22, 2021
Worked on my dad’s boxer he was basically yanking him down when we were camping. He started healing almost immediately!
  • Easy to use
By David
Sanford, NC
It works!
March 20, 2021
The Wonder Lead works as advertised. My two GSPs are wheeling and moving with rather than trying to pull me around..
  • Dogs respond quickly.
  • No real negative but I suggest hanging it up to let the curl relax.
By John F.
Sacramento, Ca
Amazing Product.!
March 19, 2021
Put simply... If your self training your dog, the Wonder Leash is the best leash training product on the market. It will change everything. It will be the best $30 you spend. Do yourself a huge plus, buy this Wonder leash today. Giving it 5 stars doesn't give it enough credit. Amazing product.
  • Everything about this product by Delmar Smith is a Pro.
  • Zero cons... Perfect product.
By Alan
Pittsburgh, PA
Game Changer
March 9, 2021
This simple design is efficient and well made. I'm no stranger to training field dogs, but my recent pup is very smart and stubborn. All her obedience training had been going well, with the exception of the heel command. The wonder Lead got us on track on day one and continues to be a valuable tool for maintaining and refining the heel command.
  • Simple, effective, and easy to clean. The design and materials pretty much guarantee that it will be used by generations in your outfit.
  • Gloves are recommended, but they should be mandatory when using this tool.
By Pete
Wonder lead
January 23, 2021
Awesome, instant obedience with very minor training
  • Immediate adherence
  • Wear gloves
By Aaron W.
Amazing tool
January 22, 2021
Just started the pup and the 2 year old weim on the lead. It is an amazing tool.
By robert s.
Wonder lead is great
January 18, 2021
although I would have preferred a shorter lead, you can certainly shorten it yourself if you want. the stiffness of the lead allows immediate correction and release making communication to the dog great--they get it. I would highly recommend this product, despite the cost.
  • excellent communication with the dog
  • expensive
By John C.
Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
The name says it all!
January 13, 2021
The Delmar Smith wonder lead is legit! The most handy lead and training tool in my arsenal!!!!!
  • Everything about this lead has Pros.
  • None!
By Bob
Fantastic tool for teaching a stubborn healer
January 3, 2021
This is a fantastic tool for healing a stubborn (to Smart) pet. First found about it form a trainer of bird dogs and figured what the heck so I purchased one to train my Bernedoodle with and we are both a lot happier.
By Jim M.
Top of line training tool
December 2, 2020
I have been using one of these for years, pointers, labs or just teaching dogs to walk at heel. It make either right action easy and wrong action difficult. Will continue to use nad recommend.
  • Quality, price, easy if use, success!
  • I wish it came in longer sizes.
By Jason
The Wonder Lead is Awesome!
October 1, 2020
This lead is perfect for my 6 mos. old GSP. She is much more aware and mindful of where I am on a walk than with a check cord or regular leash and she is developing good habits as a result. I also used it on my 9 yr. old GSP and it had the same effect...great product!
By CVNflyer
Clovis, NM
It is a Wonder!
September 3, 2020
I have been training dogs for over 50 years and this is one of the best training devices I have used. It works a advertised and is more effective than a standard choke collar. My only concern is that it is not as comfortable to hold as a nice leather leash.
  • Very effective on active puppies.
  • Not comfortable to hold.
By James C.
Grand Haven, MI
Great tool
September 2, 2020
We had an uncontrollable Brittany, and, now, she can be walked by my daughter. It has taken some time to get the dog to this state, but we were making NO progress with other methods
  • Excellent response to training, durable construction
  • Hard on your hands, early in the training

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