Leash Handling Skills Course
Leash Handling Skills Course
Leash Handling Skills Course
Leash Handling Skills Course

Leash Handling Skills Course

Regular price$230.00

  • High-quality dog training instruction
  • Access materials no matter where you live
  • Continual access - no deadlines or cut-off dates

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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

Course Details

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.

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 and titles!

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 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)

Course Outline

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


Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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