Dog Training Lead

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Dog Training Leads in lengths from 5 – 50 metres. Exercise your dog without them running off! Useful for recall (coming when called) training and exercising safely on the lead.

  • 5 – 50 metres
  • Customise your own lead
    • 5-metre lead starts at the base price
    • Add length, width, fittings etc
    • = your final total less postage
  • Stops your dog running off while out on walks
  • Allows freedom for dogs not allowed off the lead
  • Strong & Soft
  • Lifetime Stitching Guarantee
  • All leads come with a handle unless ‘no handle’ selected
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Dog Training Lead

The dog training lead is ideal for safe on leash exercising of your dog as well as recall training (coming back when called). Our Dog Training Lead comes in lengths from 5 – 50 metres. They are made from quality, soft, durable webbing that will last a long time with proper use.

If you anticipate your lead getting wet, we suggest the brass trigger hooks. All leads come with handles unless specified without.

Length Conversions

10-foot dog training lead is just over 3 metres

20-foot lead is just over 6 metres

A 30-foot dog leash is about 9 metres

40 feet of dog lead is just over 12 metres

and the mighty 50 feet, makes a 15-metre dog training lead

100 feet is still only 30.5 metres, so you can see why we work in metres.

What is the ‘double-up’ option?

The double up option is the same feature as our Double Up Dog Lead, it means that you can use the lead at half its’ length. So, for example, if you buy the 20-metre dog training lead, you can shorten it to 10 metres.

The handle becomes the halfway section of your doubled over lead, so if your lead has a handle, it will now be at ‘the dog end’. Bear this in mind when selecting the padded handle.

Here is a video to help with understanding the double up and winding your lead up.

Dog Training Lead Uses

Improve your dogs recall with one of our dog training leads. Ideal for general exercise too. Our dog training leads are soft on your hands, strong, affordable and come with a lifetime stitching guarantee. A well cared for Meg Heath product will last a number of years.

Remember, a tired dog is a happy dog.

  • Coming in lengths of 5 – 50 metres
  • General walking & exercise
  • Suitable for dog training
  • Can help with socialisation management
  • Suitable for all sizes of dog
  • Aggression management
  • Beach exercise
  • Nickel or solid brass fittings
  • Popular for all breeds, especially Huskies, Beagles and Spaniels

Ideal training combinations

Why not try our dog walking harness the Marty Dog Harness? An ideal training combo where safety and comfort are paramount.

Dog Collar – we recommend collars with shorter leads, but not for longer dog training leads. This is to eliminate neck injuries with dogs who pull to the end of your dog training lead at speed.

Recommended Lengths

10 metres – small dogs for general exercising and dog training such as recall training

20 metres – medium to large sized dogs, for general exercise and training the recall

30 metres and longer – personal preference for large space use and larger dogs

Trigger Hooks

Also called clips, clasps and dog hooks (sometimes ‘the bit at the end’.)

Brass Trigger hook – ideal for beach use, hanging lead outdoors, general heavy use and abuse

Nickel Trigger hook – ideal for when you know you are going to look after your training lead and keep it dry

What is the lead made of?

Medium thickness, 2-ply, soft polypropylene webbing.

Safety – We don’t recommend attaching this lead to a head collar or standard neck collar. Depending on the length of the lead, a collar may be suitable, however, the longer your lead gets, we recommend a well-fitted harness to prevent injury from jolting if your dog runs to the end of the lead.


long dog training leash
Image shows how to walk with your dog while having the excess lead wound up.


Handy Dog Training Lead Tips that dog trainers don’t want you to know

What not to do

Here are a few things you must never do whilst teaching your dog the recall. People all to often blame their dogs’ for not learning the rules, but it’s our responsibility to make sure we teach them in a way that they can easily understand and learn.

  • Never ignore your dog when they come to you, always reward, even if it is a verbal “good boy/girl”.
  • Never repeat yourself. Ask yourself why your dog is ignoring you.
  • Never allow an untrained dog to repeat (practice) the behaviour of ignoring you/running away as this will be reinforcing for them.
  • And the biggest crime goes something like this:
    • “Shep, lie down”
    • “oh look he’s sniffing”
    • “oh he’s not listening today”
    • “he has selective hearing!”
    • “this dog never listens to me”
    • and the excuses go on. Yes, these are excuses, not valid reasons, but is there a reason apart from the dog simply being untrained?

So, what should I be doing?

  • Always reward a recall, never scold.
  • Call once, maximum twice.
  • Use appropriate rewards, ones that your dog perceives as rewarding not that you chose.
  • Never assume a young puppy has a fully trained recall, it is usually just their dependence on you.
  • Do not ignore recalls when you didn’t ask for it, reward anyway ” oh, good boy!”
  • Beware of not letting your dog off the lead, use a long line to train them.
  • Don’t chase a dog that is running off, it soon becomes a game.
  • Always teach your dogs the minute they come home to you as new pets.
  • Commence training in a safe area on a long leash.
  • When your dog has returned to you, gain their full attention in a sit, then release, don’t let them leave in their time, it must be yours.
  • As the learning starts to sink in, reward less, so chose the better recalls, the faster ones for example.
  • Be sure a response follows a command
  • You may use a whistle, verbal or hand command or a combination of all.
  • Be aware of de-training by following a command with a punishment.

Read the full article here and learn how to successfully teach your dog to come to you when called.


36 reviews for Dog Training Lead

  1. L Nickel

    Thanks for a great quality lead and super fast delivery!

  2. Jan

    I bought a long line and a car boot tether from you a few weeks ago for my new collie rescue, Izzy. Both are perfect for the purpose. I particularly like the longline as it’s quiet and not frightening like an extending lead. It’s also easier to stay relaxed and thus not transfer my anxiety down the lead to her. The clips are really sturdy on both. Friends who’ve seen them have been most envious! Quality and value for money both excellent.

    Jan …and Little Iz

  3. Janine Coles

    Hi Sarah
    We are so pleased with our long lead. It arrived yesterday and we couldn’t be happier with our purchase. We have a rescue greyhound called Basil and he can’t be let off lead at the moment because his recall is non existent so the long lead gives him a bit more freedom to roam and sniff without us having to follow him into the muddy puddles! The lead is really comfortable to hold and so well made. I wasn’t going to have a double up lead but I’m so glad that I did! It’s a great idea and so easy to use!

    Thanks for making such a great product. I’m very glad I found your website and would definitely recommend your products and business.
    Look forward to purchasing from you in the future

    Janine Coles
    A big woof from Basil who lives in hope of a squirrel falling out of a tree at his paws!

  4. Lynn Leighton

    Hi, we want to thank you for our lovely purchase. We love our snazzy new training lead because it’s a fab colour and gives me the length and freedom to stay safe whilst playing with our toys in the park. It’s really well made and totally reliable which is really important to us. Mummy worries that I might see a squirrel and make a dash for it and not come back!. I have to have daily insulin injections for my diabetes so mummy is extra cautious. Thank you for making us both super happy. Happy doggy, happy mummy!

  5. A Carpenter

    Simple, well made and good value, EXCELLENT thank you.

  6. David Christie

    Very happy with the well-made training lead and your service. Now…. let’s try it out.
    Woof. David and Honey the Schnoodle!

  7. Sarah

    Really pleased with the service and the quality of this dog lead. I purchased the 20m length to train ‘perfect’ recall and love that I have the option to halve the length when required. I will certainly be using Meg Heath Dog Leads again! Thank you.

  8. David Beyer-Kay

    Buying with Meg Health Dog Leads has been a pleasure.
    From start to finish the communication was spot on, providing clarity with regards to my order specification, pricing and delivery date.
    The quality of the product is perfect.
    Attention to detail – regarding the durability of material or colours and various options to choose from.
    I recommend more people to take a look at the website and browse through the products or contact Meg Health Dog Leads directly for a personalised response.

    David Beyer-Kay

  9. Robin Hopkins

    A very quick reply – I ordered a long lead and training lead both arrived promptly and were very well constructed and although more expensive than many materials and construction were well worth the extra. Since then I have ordered 2 further leads from you which I guess indicates a high degree of satisfaction. R Hopkins

  10. C Pike

    This lead is now my go-to lead for walking. Having a long line lead with a handle on it has made life so much easier, I can give Alfie some freedom without the risk of him doing a runner but also having the lead handle tucked around my wrist. The material is nice to handle also, you don’t get hand burns if the lead runs through your hands. so all in all a very nice lead. Carol Pike

  11. Claire Thornton

    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]

  12. M Smith

    Love your leads. Really good quality and gentle on the hands. I have a large scent hound that really pulls so a lead has to be strong. Had my last one for a number of years and am only replacing it as my hound managed to splice it on the combine cutters!

  13. Jon

    Hi Sarah,

    just to say that my latest order for an extra long training line has already proved to be a great buy!

    Several clients have asked where they too can get the item, so hopefully their orders will follow.

    Many Thanks


  14. Emma Hatton

    Excellent service and assistance with orders, prompt delivery too. Training lines have last well in past (for years!) so did not hesitate but come back when I needed more different lengths and sizes. Good value for money.

  15. Jamie

    We are really happy with our purchases, we got a 30m long lead, a martingale harness and a collar. All are exceptionally well made and fit perfectly. The harness is a little work of art, combined with the long line, our rescue pointer has the illusion of freedom in complete safety while we get some basic training done. We will be buying all our future leads etc from you.


  16. K Ryding

    Hello hello, We’d just like to say what fabulous customer service. Great communication and super quick delivery. We cannot fault the service or product, the lead is great quality and exactly what we were looking for. We can’t recommend you highly enough. Thank you

  17. Dorothy Holmes

    Hi Sarah,

    I’d bought my escape artist pup a harness from a well known pet store and nearly had my hand ripped to shreds. I’m surprised the pup wasn’t injured because the light weight lead got tangled round him and me.

    Enough of that lead, the harness and lead I bought from you is of a much heavier weight and is easy to gather up as he roams and returns. The harness is easy to use and comfortable for him.

    All in all, I am really pleased with my purchase and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your products to other people.


  18. V Romeo

    Hi Sarah
    We are very happy with lead.
    I was probably a bit optimistic buying a pale pink one.
    Having said that I washed the lead and it washed up really well.
    Beautiful quality and well made.
    Kind regards

  19. A Mitchell

    Mine is a 5 metre. I use a long line all the time on my dog & have tried cheaper versions that lack the quality of this line. It’s actually very good value for money because the quality lasts. It rinses up really well after a drag through the dirt. I will not go anywhere else for one of these & believe me, I’ve shopped around!

  20. K Hatton

    An essential piece of equipment when working with a variety of dogs, these leads are super comfy and very versatile. Highly recommended!!

  21. Brendan

    Quality piece of kit.
    I recommend the Brass fittings upgrade- essential for exercise on the Beach.
    May well order another one, this time longer .
    These are really useful, when you have a Houdini of a dog !

  22. Adam Martin

    Superior quality and strength. Would recommend 100%. Very fast despatch and customer service excellent. Thank you

  23. Trish Edmonds

    Very happy with the lead, very sturdy, well made. Excellent service, very prompt delivery.

  24. Pat & Kevin Penny

    Always nice to share when you’ve found something good! Just bought a 5m lead from this company, their customer service is AWESOME. You can get a custom-built lead (length, width, colour, handle or not, clip on either end or not etc etc) for a really reasonable price. The 5m lead I got is great because it gives Zak a degree of freedom to sniff, express himself a bit and make choices, it’s SUPER-light in weight ( he’s less aware of it and it’s great if it needs attaching to his head collar) but seems really sturdy – he’s 26kg so we’ll discover it’s real strength when he turns himself into a whirling lunatic anytime! They are a small company and so if you have any queries, just drop Sarah a line and you’ll get a really quick, helpful reply!)

  25. B.Groom

    The lead is great as its strong but is a softer web material than rough nylon so does not burn your hands if you allow the lead to run through your hands. It is easy to use and well made. The red is bright so easy to see in darker conditions. Great flexibility in that you can choose length, colour etc and these are a good price.

  26. Keith Hammond

    Here is my position: I am a new puppy owner. I have a Cocker Spaniel and I live in a busy city. For me it is important to be able to trust very basic equipment like leads. I have purchased two so far with very reliable brass clutches. One is a great leather lead which looks great on Charlie – he is a Golden Cocker and this time of year he is in his element with all the leaves in the parks. My second is a training lead. The same brass clutch. Both leads are reliable and do the job. All this is important for me because me and Charlie are in our early days. Megheathdogleads are quality products which you need with new Cockers …
    All best…

  27. Mark F

    Having had great difficulty finding a training line long enough and robust enough for our German Shepherd, we stumbled across this site through google. We have many fields around us, but they have insecure boundaries close to busy roads, making it quite risky to allow her off lead. She takes off like a bullet, really no chance of catching her if it comes to it.

    The line was dispatched really quickly despite our chosen colour being out of stock initially, and on a next day service. We were kept updated throughout which was great.

    As soon as we unpacked the line we knew we’d found what we were looking for. The material is comfortable to hold but really very robust, top workmanship, and the 50m length has meant near complete freedom for our dog. Can’t wait to see her running “free” on the beach 🙂

    Thank you for the great service and product, we will certainly be recommending the site to other dog owners in the area!

  28. Vici

    Hi Sarah

    Just wanted to say thanks for the long line / lead. My my mad Max will love running round the new forrest on the end of this 😉

    Was looking for reviews on your web site but couldn’t see where to write one?

    Fab lead – all the options to customise it were perfect for what I wanted.

    Feels like a quality product that im sure will last a long time and also great value for money.

    Super fast delivery!

    Thanks again and I will be recommending to my friends, family and of cause my customers!

    Vici @ WAGS Oadby Dog Grooming

  29. M DUNN

    Hi Sarah, The long line is exactly what I wanted. Perfect. Many thanks. M Dunn. Sep 2010

  30. Emma

    I will definitely recommend you to all my dog owner friends. Excellent customer service. Emma

  31. B Henderson

    Dear Sarah, A short note to say that we are really pleased with the workmanship and the quality of the materials used in the making of the training line. The strength of construction is essential when training a 15 mth old Boxer Dog! It is far superior to what we have purchased from shops previously and represents excellent value for money. An order for a spare dog training line is now on the way. Once again, many thanks, B Henderson

  32. J Carter

    Dear Sarah, We are very happy with the lead as i have a Akita and can’t really let him off lead as he would go off hunting, but with the lead i can go into a field and let him have as much freedom as if he were off lead, and anyone with an Akita knows how important their exercise is to them would recommend it 100%. Julie Carter

  33. Anon

    Dear Sarah, We are very happy with the lead as i have a Akita and can’t really let him off lead as he would go off hunting, but with the lead i can go into a field and let him have as much freedom as if he were off lead, and anyone with an Akita knows how important their exercise is to them would recommend it 100%.

  34. Jane F

    We were delighted with our training lead; it was delivered promptly and the quality was exactly as described on line. Jane F

  35. B James

    I ordered an extra long black dog training lead on line for my Lurcher puppy. Almost immediately I received an e-mail to say that if I would accept a navy one, it could be dispatched straight away. I accepted the navy and indeed it was dispatched immediately and received the next day. The product is excellent quality and very good value. I would definitely use this company again. Their communication and service are excellent. B James, Hertfordshire

  36. Tara O’Connell

    I received my 40m and 10m dog training leads yesterday. Thank you very much – they are great quality and the material they are made from prevents them tangling up and going into knots which is great. Your service was excellent. Many thanks. Tara O’Connell

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