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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. 

What You Will Need:

  • 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!)
  • plastic lid container from a yogurt or similar container
  • 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

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

KPA-CTP

CPDT-KA

CNWI

AKC Scent Work Judge

USCSS CSD and Judge

AKC CGC Evaluator

C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

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Virtual Coaching Program

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