The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

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The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby mastercaster » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:12 pm

I've been thinking about buy this training tool and was wondering what other owners thought about it if they've used one before and whether you'd be better off buying the 6' or the 7 1/2' lead?
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby booger » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 am

I have the 12' one and like it, it is probably overkill though and 6' would work better. When I left mine at a park and lost it, I bought another, so I like it that much. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:34 am

I have the 6 foot one and would buy that length again. It is a good training aid. I have also used a prong collar on one dog which just like to pull. It stopped the pulling immediately and was more effective than the wonder lead on that dog.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby Densa44 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:56 am

I own a couple of 6 foot ones but I never put a lease on the dogs when I'm training. It is not because of any religious reasons, I'm, old, fat and have had knee surgery, so I have it fixed in my head that if a dog pulls me down I won't be able to get up. Probably not true.

Any way once they know how to turn off the e-collar that is all I use to get them to heel. I live in a very rural part of Alberta, no traffic or other dogs so the dog is not in danger. I teach them to heel on both sides. The old retriever guys will know why.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby jfwhit » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:15 am

I have used this for years. Always have one in my truck. My dogs have been through Ronnie Smiths program and they give a hands on lesson using the Wonder Lead. Very helpful. I think I saw a DVD on how to get the most out of it. May come with purchase. I’d check that out.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby Meridiandave » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 pm

I have one. Took me awhile to get used to it. I love it now. Really helps to have someone show you or watch the video.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby Kiger2 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:18 pm

Rope and a flat collar, no need for this and I like Delmer Smith.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby Duckdon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:58 am

I like the concept but the rope material is too rough on my delicate hands. I have 2 of the 6'ers and I never use them.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby mastercaster » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:24 pm

Duckdon wrote:I like the concept but the rope material is too rough on my delicate hands. I have 2 of the 6'ers and I never use them.
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It is recommended that you wear gloves when using thesein the instruction pamphlet. The one that the DogSupplyStore sells is 7 1/2' so I ordered one of those that comes with the DVD. I guess if I feel it's too long I can always shorten it up. I should have just ask you if you were willing to sell one of yours. LOL
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:51 pm

Really, it isn't much different than a choke collar when used correctly. I DO have one, they are light weight and I carry one in my vest for an emergency leash.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby mastercaster » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:32 pm

GONEHUNTIN' wrote:Really, it isn't much different than a choke collar when used correctly. I DO have one, they are light weight and I carry one in my vest for an emergency leash.


What I have heard which makes them somewhat different than a choke chain is that because they are so stiff as soon as the dog needs a release from the tightness of the collar it's instantaneous ,,,,,as if it were spring loaded. Because I haven't tried one I can neither confirm or deny if this is the case or not.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:37 pm

You have heard correctly. Just really doesn't make a difference.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby jfwhit » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:07 am

And Delmar has said it makes a distinct noise that is mostly heard by the dog.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:15 am

The strength for me is how easy it is to reach behind me into the game bag on my vest, grab the lead and put it on the dog using one hand. The immediate release of the stiff rope also gives the dog an instant que for when its position is correct vs when it moves ahead, more so than the release of a choke chain in my view.
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Re: The Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:59 am

jfwhit wrote:And Delmar has said it makes a distinct noise that is mostly heard by the dog.


Delmar is a good salesman. The chain choke collar makes a distinct sound heard by the dog. Think about these things.
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