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.
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.
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
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.
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.