Leash Handling Skills Course

Leash Handling Skills Course

Regular price $230.00
  • Student Session: December 4th
  • Handler Skills Program
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

Do you fret when you have to perform a search on-leash? Does the thought of using a long-line during a search make you cringe? Do you find yourself directing your dog with the leash or accidentally interrupting your dog's search while trying to manage the leash? Become well-rounded with your Scent Work skills and learn to become one with the leash in this 6-week course. Your dog will thank you.

The leash or long-line should be a part of your Scent Work toolkit, not an afterthought or worse yet something you dread! In this course we will cover a variety of exercises designed to help you hone your leash-handling skills which will allow your dog to work efficiently and effectively.


Do you fret about using a leash or long line during your searches?

You are not alone! But, with this course, you will learn how to properly use these tools. That means no more fretting!

Are you interested in competing or are you competing already?

Poor leash handling skills could be costing you Qs and titles!

Are you an instructor?

Learn how to better help your students perfect these necessary skills.


  • Leash and Long Line Fundamentals
  • Start Line Skills
  • Cruising Through Containers
  • Driving the Vehicle Search
  • The Ins and Outs of Area Searches
  • Advanced Skills


  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar or back-clip harness
  • 8'-12' long line
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
  • crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
  • minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes ( good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
  • target odors (Birch, Anise and/or Clove) and odor vessels (metal tins, straws, tubes, etc.) (optional)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots (optional

Scent Work Instructor

Laurel Scarioni

Judith Guthrie grants Scent Work University license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform.
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An intensive learning experience, you will submit weekly homework and video assignments to the instructor to review and provide feedback on.


- Full access to all course materials.
- Access to Student Facebook Group.
- Submit homework and videos.
- Detailed review from instructor.


Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.


- Full access to all course materials.
- Go through the material at your own pace.
- May have 1 video reviewed by instructor.
- Email support from instructor.


Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your own pace and add video reviews when needed.


- Self-taught option.
- Full access to all course materials.
- May add video reviews for a fee.
- May add email support for a fee.

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