April Newsletter!
Welcome to Quinte Canine's April newsletter.  This a great place to be the first to know about upcoming classes, dog events, student brags and get fun and informative training information. 

In this issue: Upcoming Classes (Including a NEW Class), Tracking Workshop, Designed Odor Test (DOT), Call for Volunteers, Student Brags & Upcoming Community Events

Letter from the Editor
Dear friends, Now that we are official into Spring, it is time to start thinking about off the fun that goes with it; bonfires, BBQs, camping and of course trial season! It is certainly not a time of year to leave your best buddy behind and incorporating him/her into your spring adventures will not only benefit him/her but it will also help you grow a stronger bond. So get out the dog rain coats, prepare the garden hose and have some fun! Besides, a little mud on the belly is certainly worth a smiling face at the end of the day!  Why not try your hand at some new fun training. With upcoming classes there is something for everyone including our new Technical Skills class and watch for our Advanced/Expert Trick class in the May edition!
Your friend,

Yvonne Ferguson,
Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed, Certified Trick Dog Instructor,
Behaviour Consultant
- Quinte Canine

Upcoming Classes!

Since you are one of our lucky newsletter subscribers I am offering you the first opportunity to register for upcoming classes with us! Because classes are limited they can fill very quickly. To be fair to all, we cannot hold spaces without completing the registration process. All classes are designed for dog and people friendly dogs who are up-to-date on core and rabies vaccinations. 

Puppy Class
Save 10% off class when you book a New Puppy Start Up Session.  For puppies under 5 months of age who have received their first set of vaccinations$100 +HST ($113 including HST)

Belleville - 5:45pm - Thursday April 26 (Apr 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7 - no class May 10) - up to 14 wks
Belleville - 7:00pm - Thursday April 26 (Apr 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7 - no class May 10) - over 14 wks
Trenton -
5:45pm - Tuesday May 22, 2018 (May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 & 26)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month of age who are up-to-date on vaccinations and are dog and people friendly. $100 +HST ($113 including HST).

Belleville - 4:30pm - Thursday April 26 (Apr 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7 - no class May 10)
Trenton -
4:30pm - Tuesday May 22, 2018 (May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 & 26)
Belleville - 8:15pm - Monday May 28, 2018 (May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9 - no class July 2)

Novice Trick Dog
Novice Trick Dog classes are designed for any dog and people friendly dog! Absolutely any age, breed(s) and abilities can learn some fun new tricks!  Learn over 25 tricks in this class.  All dogs that complete the Novice Trick Dog Class are eligible to receive their Novice Trick Dog Title (NTD).. $135 +HST ($152.55 including HST) which includes the trick dog title fee. 

Trenton -
7:00pm - Tuesday May 22, 2018 (May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 & 26)

Intermediate Trick Dog
This class is designed for dogs who have completed our Novice Trick Dog class and/or thos who have achieved the Novice Trick Dog Title.  Dogs who complete this class are eligible to receive their Intermediate Trick Dog Title (ITD).. $135 +HST ($152.55 including HST) which includes the trick dog title fee.

Belleville - 5:45pm - Monday May 28, 2018 (May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9 - no class July 2)

Stay tuned for our May newsletter which will have our upcoming Advanced/Expert Trick Dog Title class announced! 

Basic Scent Detection - Level 1
For any dog with a nose!  The dogs in this event learn to search and find target scents in hidden locations. Students build confidence to work up to competing with their dog in the Sport Detection Dogs Association trials. This is a great class for dogs of all ages, breeds and personalities and helps to provide great mental stimulation!  $100+HST ($113 including HST).

Belleville - 4:30pm - Monday May 28, 2018 (May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9 - no class July 2)

Basic Scent Detection - Level 2
For any dog who has completed Basic Scent Detection Level 1! $100+HST ($113 including HST).

Belleville - 7:00pm - Monday May 28, 2018 (May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9 - no class July 2)

*New* Technical Skills
This new class is designed for dog and people friendly dogs with handlers who really want to take their training to the next level of fun! Want to tire your dogs brain? Want to learn fun training methods such as Shaping, Clicker Training and Mimicry?  Then this is certainly the class for you!  Your dog is just waiting for you to up your training game! Don't you think its time? Class is $125+HST ($141.25 including HST).  (Please note that supplies will be provided such as clickers. Week 1 of this 6 week program is for the handlers only)

Trenton - 8:15pm - Tuesday May 22, 2018 (May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19 & 26)

To register for any of the above classes visit:
Once payment is made and the registration form has been received, we will process your class enrollment and send you an email with all of the details and class handouts. 

Previous students: if you have completed a registration form in the past you do not need to complete one again unless your information has changed or this is a new dog. 

Classes are limited in size to provide dogs and handlers with maximum learning opportunities.  Because they are limited they often fill quickly.  In the very rare case a class does not fill with the minimum number of participants (50%) we may choose to postpone, reschedule or cancel classes.  Should this occur, we will provide the option to participants to apply their class registration fee toward the postponed or rescheduled class, an alternative class or provide a full refund. 
Scent Trial

If you are able to help with any of the following events please email

Trial Volunteers Needed! - April

Quinte Canine is proud to announce that we will be holding another Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA) Trial right here in the Quinte region (Frankford for this one to be exact)!!!! In order to hold these fun events, we need volunteers.  We are looking for anyone that can commit to one or two days to help out.

The trial this spring will be held at 72 Wolfe St. Frankford.
We will need volunteers for the following:
Saturday April 21st - 8:00am - approx 5:00pm
Sunday April 22nd - 8:00am - approx 5:00pm
(the end time can vary depending on the number of entries received)

Tracking Workshop!
This workshop is designed for dogs new to the sport of tracking.  We will be teaching you how to begin tracking with your dog so that you can practice almost anytime and anywhere.  

Date: Saturday May 12th, 2018
Rain date: Sunday June 3rd, 2018
Location: Island Park Dr. Trenton ON
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

$70+HST for a Working space (with a dog) - limited.  
$35+HST for an Audit space (no dog) - unlimited

More information and sign up:

Tracking is a sport where the dog is trained to locate a person and items of that persons using their extremely keen sense of smell.  When watching a police canine team on television or a missing persons case, the dogs used are using their tracking training to find a person or important evidence in a case.  Dogs have a highly sensitive olfactory system, far superior to humans, and are able to discriminate between different human’s scents.

Other information:    

Working spaces are limited and will be filled in the order they are received.  Working spaces are for dog and people friendly dogs only.  All dogs present must be crated when not working and during theory information (vehicle crating is acceptable pending appropriate ventilation and temperature).  Workshop fee refunds will be given for any dog withdrawing for medical reasons. A Veterinary Certificate must be submitted before the start of the workshop.  All other refunds due to withdrawal will be subject to a 50% refund fee.  A confirmation of entry email with further details will be sent as soon as possible once both entry form and payment are received.

Canine Good Neighbour Evaluation (CGN)

Quinte Canine will be hosting a Canine Good Neighbour Evaluation (CGN) again this year at Barks by the Bay Canine Festival!!!

Open to ALL Dogs and their people too!  All dog/handler teams that pass the evaluation will receive a certificate from the Canadian Kennel Club.  Pre-registration is requested as spots can fill quickly. ALL dogs are welcome, regardless of breed or parentage. Puppies must be 6 months old. Pre-Registration Cost: $30 per dog ($35 day of registrations pending space available)

The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.

To learn more about the CGN or register a space visit:


Student Brags!

Basic Scent Detection Level 1 (semi-private) - Frolic & Roxy
Basic Obedience - Arthur, Ruder, Toby, Khloe & Axel
Puppy - Woogie, Lucy Lulu, Fergus, Daegan, Tamarack, Maverick, Bronco, Gary & Cooper
Intermediate Trick Dog - Revy, Kessel, Jessie & Winnie
Basic Obedience - Tasha, Winter, Bailey & Charlie

Way to be awesome teams!
Pictured:  Puppy class grads
Community Events
You won't want to miss the fun!

Raise the Woof Stand Up Comedy Show
In support of the Quinte Humane Society!
Saturday May 5th, 2018.  The cost is $30.00 per person.  There will also be an amazing variety of Silent Auction items up for grabs, a special appearance by Belleville's own radio show host and comedian, Orlena Cain as well as other fun surprises! Get your tickets today as seating is limited! Ask Yvonne in class or through email for tickets to get reserved Quinte Canine seating!
For more information please visit:

Swamp Dawgy Dawg Day Fundraiser
In support of Three Oaks Foundation!
Sunday May 6th, 2018
Obstacle runs that you can participate in with your dog or just run alongside as your dog enjoys the mud. Prizes will be awarded for first place, last place, dirtiest dog and best costume! Collect sponsors and win grand prizes! Various vendors for your pet needs. Sign up to be a foster parent for a pet needing temporary shelter due to domestic violence.
Cost:$25 per team (1 human and 1 dog) - Vendor fee: Minimum $25 donation to Three Oaks
To register contact: Leah Morgan at 613-962-1234 ext. 307 or
Prepare yourself for a day of mud, sweat and cheers!

For more information visit:

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