Xtra Dog Training Leads
MULTIPLE CLIPS FOR MULTI-USE: The Xtra Dog Training Lead is made with 2 trigger clips allowing for 2 points of connection to Xtra Dog Walking harnesses. It can also be used as a short lead or a long lead.
FOR PULLING DOGS: Trainers will advise that it is easier to trainer a pulling dog to stop pulling with a double-connection, use the Xtra Dog training lead with a two-point harness or with a harness and collar.
QUALITY MANUFACTURING: Hand-made in the UK a sandwich construction of fleece one side and webbing the other so it is strong and soft and a comfortable lead to use.
2-WIDTHS: Available in a wide gauge with a large and small clip and in a narrow gauge with 2 small clips.
Why Xtra Dog?: Xtra Dog leads are bought by dog owners around the world, they are endorses by vets, international trainers and training organisationsThe Xtra Dog Training Lead is the ideal lead for dog training and walking. Made from 2m plus the clips, sandwich of polar fleece on one side and webbing on the other side it is soft on your hands and has a multitude of uses. Match the colour with your Xtra Dog Harness
With its clips at both ends this lead combined with our fleece walking harnesses is ideal for Tellington TTouch leading exercises and groundwork as well as other modern methods of dog training where 2 points of contact is advised. Walking a dog with a double-connection is proven to help minimise pulling with many dogs as it helps them to walk in their own, natural balance.
As well as using the lead to train (as described above) it can also be a multi-use lead. Use the double clips to create a handle at one end for use as a long conventional lead; or clip it off half way to make a shorter 1m lead.
Available in either a wider gauge with a large clip at one end and a small clip at the other suitable for larger, stronger dogs, or in a narrower gauge with a small clip at both ends suitable to smaller dogs.
Your Xtra Dog training lead can match with your harness, or be daring and choose two different colour combinations!
Useful dog walking tip
When walking a dog on the lead, a harness can prove a beneficial way to stop a dog from pulling. Many dogs pull on a lead but a harness takes pressure off the dog’s neck as the connection of the dog’s harness is closer to the dog’s centre of gravity.
Certain dogs are more receptive to being walked with a two-point contact (the lead attached at one end to the collar and the other end to the harness). This method, developed by Tellington TTouch, is ideal for a dog that naturally pulls and eliminates any perceived need for equipment like choke chains or pinch collars. Xtra Dog actively condemns the use of these so-called punitive methods of dog management and training.
“TTouch leading techniques improve proprioception and balance and so can dramatically improve both posture and the behaviour of the dog. Teaching a dog to walk calmly on a leash using two-point contact - the handler having two distinct connections with the dog, usually with a double-ended leash - can have a miraculous and often instantaneous effect. There are many ways of using a two-point contact, so this leading technique can be easily tailored to suit the individual dog’s needs.”
From Sarah Fisher’s 2007 book Unlock your Dog’s Potential, published by David and Charles - to order your copy please visit www.xtradog.training
Our harness designer and Tellington TTouch Instructor Marie Miller has put this short video together explaining how to use a double-ended lead help to stop a dog from pulling when combined with an Xtra Dog Walking Harness