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Leash Handling Skills

Do you fret when you have to perform a search on-leash? Are all of your practice sessions done off-leash? Does the thought of using a long-line during a search make you cringe? 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!

Course Details

The leash or long-line should be a part of your Scent Work toolkit, not an afterthought or worst 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.

Meet Your Instructor

Laurel Scarioni

Scent Work Instructor

NACSW Certifying Official
AKC Scent Work Judge
K9 Nose Work® Camp Instructor
Owner of Pawsitive Results

Should I Take This Course?

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!

Are you an instructor? Learn how to better help your students perfect these necessary skills.

What You Will Need for This Course

  • your dog

  • flat or martingale collar

  • back-clip harness (optional)

  • 6'-8' leash

  • 10'-15' 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.)

  • earthquake putty or GlueDots

Course Outline

  • Leash and Long Line Fundamentals

  • Start Line Skills

  • Cruising Through Containers

  • Driving the Vehicle Search

  • The Ins and Outs of Interiors and Exteriors

  • Test Your Skills

We're Privileged to Share This Course With You!

Scent Work University is fortunate to have Laurel grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Laurel Scarioni.


    Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.


    Full access to all course materials

    Full access to Student FB Group

    Submit homework and videos

    Detailed review from instructor


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    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

    May have 1 video reviewed

    Email support from instructor

    Go through the material at your pace


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


    Self-taught option

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