Leather Training Tab (check cord)

BLD’s Leather Training Tab/Check Cord is perfect for dog training and off-leash exercises!

  • A “handle” for your dog–attach to collar or harness
  • Perfect for off-leash work
  • Allows dog to move freely, yet you can easily get hold of your pet
  • Choose knot, loop with ring, or fully braided style

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Perfect for dog training and off-leash exercises! Attach a Training Tab to your dog’s collar or harness so you can get a hold of the dog when needed. When worn on the collar, the tab touches the dog’s chest to remind them they are in training without interfering with their movement. Great for obedience, agility, fly ball, nose work, and house-training.

Braided Tabs makes a great fidget sensory toy! Customers have told us children with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory disorders enjoy the sensation of the braided leather, plus it can clip onto a belt or backpack so it’s always handy. The fantastic feel is a great de-stressor.


  • Medium is 1/2″ wide, 8″ long (12.7 mm x 20 cm) with medium sized hardware
  • Large is 5/8″ wide, 9″ long (19.5 mm x 23 cm)  with large-sized hardware


  • Knot – easy to grab – braided with no fasteners
  • Loop with RING – small loop for a finger hold, secured with screw posts
  • Braided –  beautiful plait style is easy to grasp

Leather & Hardware Color

Our leather comes in two colors: tan and black.

Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:

  • Black leather with stainless steel/silver colored hardware
  • Tan leather with brass/gold colored hardware

*If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.

*Note: brass hardware can stain white/light coated dogs. Sometimes the oil in dogs’ coats can create tarnish, a harmless chemical reaction

About our leather:

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Every item crafted from this high quality leather is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your new gear arrives supple and only improves with age. The color will darken over time and with use.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black and cut from select USA hides. Superior in quality and texture, it is incredibly durable yet very flexible. This leather feels great from the start and will simply get better with age.

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our products.

All Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products that we make in our workshop are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!

If your leather lead, Brahma lead, training equipment, or harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use, simply contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. This is the best warranty in the industry.

If service is required, please see Warranty Claims & Repair Service below.

Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover things outside of our control such as chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, external trauma, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don’t make in our workshop, such as accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: bldBASICS, any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from this warranty or guarantee.

Limitation of Damages:

Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, external trauma, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of product and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. This warranty is nontransferable.

Have a warranty issue? Need a repair or replacement?

Please contact us first so we can help determine the best way to get you taken care of!

If the product sustained damage under normal use, and is covered under warranty, we will make it right at no charge (just pay for shipping).

Non-warranty repairs and alterations may be available, even for chewing and external damage. Repair costs start at $5 plus shipping. We will provide an accurate quote upon assessing the damage.

What to do: Tell us what product you have and what the issue is. If you can, please email us photos of the damage so that we can determine the best solution (repair, replacement, or something else). Usually we will have you mail the item to us, in which case we ask that you send the item to us with a completed Warranty-Repair Form. Please download, fill it in, print, and include with your return.

All warranty claims and repairs must be accompanied by the form otherwise we won’t know what to do with your item when received. If you don’t have a printer, you may write out all the pertinent information on a paper and include it with the item. Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.

Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Leather Training Tab (check cord)

  1. brookesandstreams

    So perfect for offleash hikes. It’s much easier to grab this handle than just a collar on my shaggy dog, and clipping a leash to the ring when we’re getting close to roads/parking lots is great. My dog frequently takes this into the creek with him and with occasional conditioning, it’s still in good shape after years of use.

  2. BryanLlewhellin

    Perfect size for my hand. Functional, sturdy, well crafted and classy.

  3. SK

    Really love the fully-braided, medium width ones as portable fidget/sensory objects. They really help me with regulation, to the point where I’m a little nervous about what would happen if I inadvertently go out without one. Always have my favorite one clipped to a belt loop, as well as one on my service dog’s harness and bags. Once they’re broken in, they’re so smooth & pliable, and are really quiet too. I’m sure these would also make great training tabs for your dog’s collar, which is what their original use is.

  4. Dawn B. (verified owner)

    I do nose work with my dogs and I discovered when I started with my older girl that it was much easier to grab a tab hanging off her harness (rather than the harness itself) to hold her before an off-leash search or to catch her after we were done. I had gotten so used to it that I felt like something was missing from my youngster’s harness. I finally got so tired of switching who had the tab or forgetting to switch altogether that I decided to buy another one. I really liked the leashes I got here last year, so I ordered a thin tab with a big knot in the end, which has worked great for holding back my crazy youngster at the start lines before our searches (and is surprisingly comfortable even when she’s straining full speed ahead to get started).

  5. Beth (verified owner)

    Heavy leather, solid hardware, beautifully made and wonderful value. I use this to give my dog reminders about manners in the house. It’s the perfect size ~ easy for me to grab and short enough that it doesn’t annoy my dog.

  6. Andrea

    Overall I love this training tab when working with my dog. The only setback to the large training tab is that it frequently comes off of my dog’s HS prong because the clip is so large.

  7. Heather

    I ordered one of these to match my leather leash. And I love them both! The leather was supple and was extremely quick and easy to break in.

    I do obedience training with my two great danes and the matched set is quite eye catching!

    Thank you BLD!

  8. Julia (verified owner)

    Do you have a dog that acts really good the second you put a leash on them? I do but didn’t want to have her dragging her nice leash around so I found this magic Training Tab. As soon as I put it on her she thinks she’s on a leash. It’s perfect for helping her remember her house manners;) As with all BLD products this is a very well made item.

  9. Kaona (verified owner)

    Love it!

  10. smittyfb (verified owner)

    Thank You, exactly what I was looking for.

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