What is the Fenrir Training Leash?
We designed it to be the ultimate, multipurpose lead.
There will come a time- or perhaps this has already happened to you- that you’re out for a training session and you find that you don’t have the proper lead for the job.
It’s difficult to do recall work with a short lead or heel work with a long lead. With this multipurpose tool, you’ll always have both close at hand without a worry.
We want to help you help your dog!
This lead is tough, safe and secure. We’ve all heard terrible stories about how a flimsy lead breaks and a dog gets hurt. Here at Fenrir Canine Leaders we strive to make sure things like that don’t happen.
This is a reliable tool made of military grade materials to create one of the strongest and most comfortable products to be used.
The heavy duty attachments and stitching make sure the lead stays in place once it’s clipped to a harness.
And, last but not least: we’ve created a tough and durable clip that won’t snap and cause an accident.
Tough training needs tools that will hold up to long use.
We’ve also included a failsafe to keep your clip from opening. All you have to do is slide the locking mechanism up and the clip can no longer open and your dog can’t get off the leash.
You can train with peace of mind and be the confident and calm leader that your canine needs.
Training Leash Functions and Uses
First and foremost, this is a leash, but did you know you can adjust the size of the handle and lead with the metal rings along the length of it? This makes it great for multiple types of training and not just one function!
1. Short Handle Training Leash for Room to Roam
Sometimes our canine companions need some extra space while out on a walk. Maybe you’re out hiking or some place with few people around and it’s okay for them to do a bit of extra exploring.
Or, maybe you need to work on their recall in a safe manner. They aren’t a pro just yet and you can work on their skills without worry that they might get distracted and wander away.
In either case: the short handle configuration is the answer.
By shortening the handle; you lengthen the leash.
With a long leash, your dog is able to wander further away, but you stay in control. They can’t completely get away after all since you’re still tethered together, but they have so much more freedom than being only a few feet away from you.
Of course, these aren’t the only reasons for this configuration.
If you have a particularly active canine, it gives them more room to run and be themselves. They’ll have more freedom on hikes to run ahead or off to the side to sniff around. It’s great for letting them work off some of that extra energy in a safe manner!
2. Long Handle Training Leash for Extra Control
There are a variety of skills that a short lead comes in handy for working on.
Whether you need to work on the heel command, pulling, or jumping: a long handle configuration is the way to go.
Think of how hard it would be to keep your dog from hopping up somewhere they aren’t supposed to if they were on a huge lead. It would be almost impossible.
By making the handle of your training leash longer, you make the lead itself shorter and keep your dog closer. Now, if you put any tension on the leash, your dog immediately feels it and knows to respond.
Or, perhaps you’re walking in a downtown area or somewhere that’s crowded. A lot could go wrong on a longer lead.
Your dog will feel safer closer to your side and it will help to keep them out of trouble. You wouldn’t want something to spook them and send them out into the road or for them to get too excited and to go greet someone who isn’t ready to meet them.
3. Two Dog Training Leash for Double the Fun!
But, a training lead may not just be for training!
Do you ever get tired of your leads tangling when you walk multiple dogs? Look no further! There are two attachment points on the training leash, one at each end. This means you can attach it to two harnesses or collars at the same time.
Whether out walking, jogging, running, or hiking, you’ll be able to comfortably handle two dogs at once on your adventure; though we certainly don’t recommend the two dog configuration at first. You’ll want you and your dogs to be comfortable with walking on a lead of their own before you try this out.
4. Double Connection Point Training Leash for Pressure Relief and Control
Sometimes our dog pulls the lead or we yank on it without meaning to. It may be a knee jerk reaction to outside stimuli of some sort. It happens!
Whether your dog got distracted by a squirrel or you worried about a car cutting just a little bit too close, we’ve got you covered.
The double connection point training leash configuration connects to the back of the harness as well as to the front chest area. This way, all of the tension isn’t felt in one area of the harness and any pressure is spread out over a larger area.
This helps to alleviate pressure points and not cause as much discomfort.
You can also use this configuration in helping to teach your dog to leave things alone when they start getting too interested in things they shouldn’t.
By attaching to the chest area and not only the back, when you guide your dog, it helps pivot them away from the unwanted item whether it be a piece of trash or something else.
This sort of fail safe connection also makes it a great tool when you need a little extra help training. The extra control keeps you calm and able to focus on the situation at hand.
5. Tether Your Dog with a Training Lead
Maybe you want to go out for a walk and sit in public somewhere. It does get tiring holding the lead, doesn’t it?
Well, those same rings that are used to adjust the handle size, can also be used as a tether!
Simply slip the lead around a bench leg, a fence post, or a tree, and clip into place.
This isn’t something most people will probably consider, but once you start using this hands free option, you won’t ever want to go back.
Or maybe you want to have a picnic with the family. It’s the same then too. As long as there’s a place to tether your dog, you have a hands free solution!
6. Hands Free Walking with the Training Lead
You can put this lead over your shoulder for a hands free solution! This gives you a normal gait and you don’t have to worry about your posture and any sort of message you’re sending on the lead.
This is especially nice when walking multiple dogs.
You can clip separate leads across your chest and walk multiple dogs, but take off single leads and train individually!
This also allows you to clip and unclip your dogs to let them roam and then recall them later if you choose.
And, if you aren’t a fan of the over the shoulder configuration, you can clip it around your waist like a belt instead!
Training Lead Communication
You’ve probably heard us talk about this before, but what exactly is it and why is it important?
Your training lead is much more than an item that tethers your dog to you.
How you feel and how you act affects your dog. Those feelings travel down the lead and affect how your dog is acting.
If you're anxious or angry, your dog will feel that.
But, it also works with positive emotions!
If you’re calm, your dog will be calm.
Tension in the lead is the best way to communicate with your dog.
So, it’s important you don’t hold your lead too tight!
A lot of tension in the lead cuts off communication between you and your dog. If you get anxious and tense up, they’ll sense that and also become anxious. Things like this are what lead to aggression on the leash.
However, if the lead stays loose, you still have the ability to communicate what direction you’re moving and where you want your dog to go! This allows your dog to look to you for direction and guidance.
You and your dog will be much more in tune with you.
If you’re nice and relaxed, your dog will be too.
Imagine, you’re passing a dog and start to tense us, your dog is going to feel that and want to be reactive.
Now if you stay calm, that can’t happen.
You won’t be pulling on the lead and lifting their head and shoulders. You’ll remain neutral and so will they.
This sounds easy, but it definitely requires practice!
How many times have you caught yourself being tense while stressed out and you only noticed after the fact? It’s the same concept.
You can do this, but you must be mindful and you can’t give up. We have a lot of really good resources to learn how to communicate through the lead.
The training leash is certainly our most versatile training tool and we hope you find it as useful as we do!
You can pair it with our other items for an amazing training session.
And don’t forget to share your stories with us on social media! We would love to hear about your experiences!