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Dog Leads, Dog Collars, Training Leads, Harnesses, Head Collars all handmade in the UK

Dog Leads, Dog Collars, Training Leads, Harnesses & Head Collars made in the UK, delivering Worldwide

I specialise in handmade dog leads, dog collars, head collars and dog harness’, based in Lincolnshire, UK. Since July 2006, I have been designing and making my own products.

A lot of my handmade products are unique to Meg Heath, some have Design Rights registered such as the Simple Leader Dog Head Collar, The Car Boot Lead for Dogs and the Martingale Dog Harness. We offer a no quibble Lifetime Stitching Guarantee.

I take pride in running the whole show which includes all the web design and development, marketing, sales, buyer, office cleaner, slave to my dogs and chief poo picker.

VERY satisfied with my car boot leads and service. Meg Heath Dog Leads breaks the mould.

So, we have all shopped on the internet and have been disappointed when the item arrives and it fails to live up to expectations that the web site has set us. Well, I am very pleased to report that the Meg Heath Dog Leads car boot lead breaks this mould !!!

I was frankly stunned by the high quality material and the sturdy fixings that the lead came with and I cannot recommend these highly enough.

Meg Heath Dog Leads are definitely first on my list when it comes to future orders and suggest you give them a try too! ~ Nick Holden (January 2019)

What is unique about the products?

Meg Heath is based in the UK and every lead, collar, harness or head collar is handmade to order. Our products are tough, well made, washable and designed with your dog in mind. Being a former dog trainer and boarding kennel owner, I know what is suitable for your dog. I am confident knowing what will work and what design is required to make the products long lasting and effective.

Dog Training Lead

A Best Seller & for good reason!

Without this dog training lead, you simply cannot teach an effective & reliable recall. You can effectively and kindly control the dogs’ intentions & teach using positive reward based methods.

Car Boot Lead

A Best Seller for safety

This Best Seller has been around since 2009 and one of our design protected products. Know that your dog will not be able to jump out of your car with this ingenious little car boot dog lead.

The Marty Harness

Growing Popularity

The Marty Dog Harness is another one of our design protected ideas, originally designed as a walking harness with some customers reporting back that this little harness was helping reduce pulling on the lead.

Bespoke Handmade Dog Leads

Sometimes you may want something that is not listed. You may also want to slightly change a design to make it perfect for you and your dog. We are open to bespoke ideas and welcome your creations.

Walking beltSpecial Designs & one-offs

Recently I was asked to make a unique design for a mum of an autistic little girl. Mum had a bad experience with her little girl running out into the road so asked me if I could make a childharness design for her.

I gladly accepted and made the harness as a prototype with a view to a padded one with a leash with a padded handle. Her limited motor skills meant that a front buckle clip was most suitable, but with this design, it is fully reversible.

Mum was advised by her physiotherapist that with regards to her little girls hyper-mobility, a body harness which had an attachment in the centre of the back was going to be best.

Being able to put the harness on like putting a coat on was also a criteria, Beth explained: “particularly with an autistic or ADHD child, it is a lot easier to keep them still whilst stood in front of them than to try and do something up from the back”. The clips are really stiff so if your child does not have the fine motor skills to undo a buckle clip, this won’t be a problem, however, like I said these are fully reversible.

Beth wanted something that was soft, safe, secure and that didn’t cost a fortune. She also wanted something that was suitable for children who can walk well but bolting was the issue rather than support.

Fellow designers & retailers

Are you a designer of pet apparel, but do not make your products? Do you have an idea or a prototype that you want to develop? No matter what stage you are at, we can work together to get you in business.

Printed webbing is something we can source for you. Have you thought about having your team or dog training club name on your webbing or even team colours.

Competing teams such as Heelwork to Music, Dog Agility, Dog Display Teams, Flyball, Police Dog Displays, YKC Agility Dog of the Year, Gamekeepers Competition, Gundog Display, Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display, Rescue Dog Agility, International Junior Handling, RAF Display, Scruffts, Dog Activities Display and Search and Rescue Teams all have team colours and brands, speak to us if you have a requirement for team leads and collars.

20 thoughts on “Dog Leads, Dog Collars, Training Leads, Harnesses, Head Collars all handmade in the UK

  1. Hiya
    My apologies for not sending photos sooner; do not know how the days manage to fly by. But perhaps that has something to do with your leads!!! They have definitely given me the confidence to take my two puppies anywhere; including on the paths outside our home next to the busy A16!!
    The picture shows my husband using these with both; he does get a little tangled though!!! But they are brilliant; will not come undone, tough even though we sometimes have the maypole effect (they go round each other !) they feel extremely strong, as I said before; substantial!!!
    The extra long leads are really good for letting the pups sniff about and then when we walk to heal (would you believe they are getting quite good at this, do not have the maypole effect so much!!) they shorten to the perfect length for those narrow paths.
    I use the long training lead with one of the longer leads threaded through to train them round the garden, do not get tangled with 2 then and can see which dog is where easily with colours. Have been training them round the garden and free walking round garden with them. We have a large pond and certain terrain which has worried me so this has allowed them to become familiar with garden and makes me more confident.
    All in all, your leads have given me the confidence to take my pups anywhere and know they will come to no harm.
    So thank you.
    As well, I shall soon be getting in touch again as they have nearly grown out of their collars, would you believe!!!!
    Thank you again, and sorry I have been so long sending pictures.
    Kindest regards

  2. I have ordered the 50 m long lead. Arrived in time, and a very good quality. Works perfectly with my German Shepherds. Thank you very much

    1. Yours was the first 50 mt dog training lead I made in flo yellow Kris and with your bespoke options of double solid brass trigger hooks, padded handle and double up, it sure was a unique project! … and all the way to Ireland.

  3. Just what we were looking for, a long lead for walking Missy on the long mynd hills. She likes to play but doesn’t realize the sheep think she is chasing them. Now she can only get as far as we want her to. Have just ordered the police style leads.

  4. One of the most professional companies I have ever dealt with. Superb designs innovative and contemporary whist retaining function. Their interpersonal skills have to he experienced to believe. Caring and compassionate to their clients needs and cost effective tailor made products . No hesitation in recommending them. [Taken from Trustpilot]

  5. I can thoroughly recommend Meg Heath collars and leads. I have purchased many of these (I sometimes have four dogs at a time) over a considerable amount of years, they last for ages and ages. Two of my leads right now are being used for two dogs one aged 6 and one 7. These leads were previously used for two other dogs and the years of use total up to 16 years so far! I always have the brass fitments and these products have always looked like new. They are beautifully hand made and very robust. The most recent one I have purchased was 5 months ago for a new addition so I know the quality is still the same. [Taken from Trustpilot].

  6. Leads, dog collars and harnesses received, ordered Monday received today. Beyond our expectations Sarah Gleave colour is just gorgeous and quality exquisite. Plenty of growth in harnesses and collars should last them a long time. Once again thank you we are absolutely thrilled with them and Meena and Lulu say woof woof for the treats.

  7. Nothing is too much trouble for Sarah, and I was trouble lol. I picked a material she normally doesn’t work with and even told me she wasn’t happy with them when other companies would just ship them out. Sarah goes above and beyond and is patient and very understanding of people’s wants and needs. Very satisfied customer.

    Angie McGuckin

  8. I’m so happy with my leads. I couldn’t find what I wanted so after an in depth conversation I had bespoke leads made. They are strong with the most amazing carabinas that are so secure. There is no danger of them coming undone whilst on a walk and because they swivel less chance of my boys getting tangled. I can use them with my walking belt or in the usual way. The padded handles are super soft and comfortable. They were made and delivered in two days. Highly recommended.

  9. Thank you for brilliant service and very good quality well made leads. Very pleased with them and will highly recommend

  10. I LOVE my 10 foot lead. It’s so practical, double it up to 5 ft for safe road side walking & let it out to 10 foot for a bit more freedom to explore smells in the woods but safe in the knowledge that your pup will be coming home with you at the end of the walk! I bought this as a dog walker for a spaniel that is a definite flight risk when on a squirrel chase! It makes our walks so much easier. It’s a lovely colour too, I have a 20 foot blue lead but I prefer the colour of this one.

    Thanks so much
    Claire Thornton [Claire’s Paw Patrol]

  11. Hi Sarah,

    First of all I must say how impressed I was with the speed at which I received my order – I couldn’t believe it when it dropped through my front door within a couple of days of placing the order.

    This was the first time I had ordered the Marty (or used any harness) but like many other customers had said in their reviews, it was simple to fit and adjust and lovely and soft, just like your collars and leads. My dog Merlin didn’t even notice anything different from his normal collar and it certainly did not stop him running after the ball as usual when off lead! When on the lead I feel I have more control if he lunges towards another dog (he is very protective and doesn’t like his space invaded – he ignores other dogs if they don’t appear threatening or in his face too much) and it is kinder to his neck and offers more security.

    I wasn’t sure if Merlin would take to this harness so I also bought another half check collar just in case, together with a new police style training lead, both of which were of course up to the usual high standard I have come to expect from you.

    So thank you again Sarah!


  12. I asked Sarah to custom make me a walking belt to which dog leads could be attached to enable me to walk my dogs safely, whilst not straining my hands and wrists which are very arthritic. The brief was quite loose, as Sarah is the expert and knew exactly what was needed. I’m sure she must had had her doubts though! The belt and leads that she came up with are perfect, and I would highly recommend anyone with who has difficulties keeping hold of energetic dogs on the lead to seek out her advice. Thank you Sarah. Gee

  13. Excellent products. Well made and in good range of colours

    1. wow thanks Alison, always good to get feedback on our dog leads.

  14. I’ve bought several items from ‘Meg Heath Leads’ – 2 car boot safety leads, a 10m long line, a custom-made collar and 2 custom-made double ended carabiner training leads! The carabiner training leads have been my most important purchase. I now have absolute confidence that my dog is completely safe if we’re walking by a road, following a nightmare with a previous ‘shop-bought’ lead. Communication was brilliant with the custom-made orders – I got exactly what I wanted! Everything I’ve bought has been made to a very high standard, fab quality and very quickly delivered! Highly recommended!!

  15. I bought 2 car boot safety leads from here to try and stop my dogs jumping out of the back of the estate, but at the same time keeping them safe whilst I was driving. My rescue GSD being the worst culprit for jumping out as soon as the boot starts to open, this way I know she is safe and will not run off and be scared as she is very nervous and not good around strangers.
    The quality of the leads is great and well worth the money. Both dogs, the GSD and black Lab have room to move around with the leads clipped onto their harnesses, they sit up, lie down even get up to bark at passing cyclists when we are parked. Sorry cyclists but they are only protecting their space.

    1. Thanks Kathryn, glad to hear the dog leads are working for you.

  16. We purchased two boot safety leads for our lively black labs. Previously we would have to be very careful when opening the boot – as our labs would be very eager to jump out! With our new safety leads, we can open the boot with the knowledge that they are not going to come to any danger. They can still lay down and relax in the boot – as the leads are long enough not to restrict their movement. Excellent quality too!

    1. Thanks Ali, dog leads working as intended, very pleased !

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