December Newsletter!

It's almost that time of year again! Santa PAWS should be here soon! But before he gets here, we cannot forget one of favorite events each year! The annual Quinte Canine Holiday Drop In is coming up on Thursday December 15th from 2-8pm! Stop in to say hello, grab a goodie or two and help us fill the underside of our Christmas tree with donations for the Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward! We will also be having our amazing raffle baskets which you can purchase tickets for starting today! Thanks to so many generous supporters, we hope to make this the best holidays season possible for the animals in care waiting for their forever homes! 

Below is also a link to vote for your favorite community businesses in the 2022 Community Votes Belleville and we hope you will consider voting this year for Quinte Canine to help us win for a 3rd year in a row! It is because of you that we strive to be the best community center for dog people! 

Don't forget we are also hosting our won Scent Detection Games Workshop this Saturday with audit spaces still available, and we have both a Canine Emergency First Aid course by Canine Foundations coming up December 10th as well as a Children and Dogs Safety Workshop by Victoria of Shaggy Dog Pet Service on December 20th! Be sure to check out the information below to get registered as spaces may fill quickly! 

As with each end of year we hope that you, your family and four legged family have the happiest, safest and most joyous season and we look forward to what 2023 will bring! 

Your friend,
Yvonne Ferguson, CPDT-KSA, CTDI

Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Behaviour Consultant - Quinte Canine
Upcoming Classes!
Because classes are limited they can and do 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 (DHP) and rabies vaccinations. 

If you have a dog with special needs please contact us to discuss how we can work with you.

Please visit to learn more about our policies.

Puppy Class
For puppies 8-16 weeks of age. Don't delay! Important information: click here  Class is $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes)

Wednesday December 14 at 1:00pm (Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11 & 18)
Wednesday December 28 at 5:30pm (Dec 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1)
Wednesday January 4 at 4:00pm (Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1 & 8)

Wednesday January 18 at 2:30pm (Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22)
Wednesday January 25 at 7:00pm (Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 & Mar 1)

Teen Basics
This class is for Quinte Canine Puppy class graduates who are under 6 months of age. Class is $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes)

Monday December 5 at 2:30pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)
Monday December 5 at 5:30pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)
Tuesday January 3 at 2:30pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)
Tuesday January 3 at 7:00pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)

Tuesday February 28 at 7:00pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 16 weeks of age to learn and refresh skills. This class is designed for dog and people friendly dogs only. Dogs who bark, lunge, growl, etc are not appropriate for this class. Great for dogs who have not attended a class before or for anyone looking for a refresher! $175+HST ($197.75 including taxes).  

Monday February 6 at 7:00pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20)
Tuesday February 28 at 2:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)
Intermediate Obedience
For dogs over 6 months who have attended wither our Basic Obedience Class or Teen Basics class.  If you have mastered the basics in distracted environments its time to bring the skills to the next level. $175+HST ($197.75 including taxes).

Tuesday February 28 at 5:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)

Scent Detection
For any dog with a nose!  The dogs in this class 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 or Canadian Kennel Club trials. This is a great class for dogs of all ages, breeds, special needs and personalities and helps to provide great mental stimulation!  Class is $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes)

Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Monday February 6 at 5:30pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20)
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Monday December 5 at 7:00pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26) - just 1 space available in this class
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Monday February 6 at 1:00pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20) - just 2 spaces left in this class

Novice Trick Dog
Novice Trick Dog classes are designed for ANY 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). Class is $165+HST ($186.45 including taxes)

Tuesday January 3 at 7:00pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7) - limited to just 4 dogs

Intermediate Trick Dog
Intermediate Trick Dog classes are designed for dogs who have completed the Novice Trick Dog Classes or earned their Novice Trick Dog Title (NTD)! All dogs are eligible to receive their Intermediate Trick Dog Title (ITD).  Classes are 6 weeks are $165+HST ($186.45 including taxes)

Tuesday January 3 at 5:30pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7) - just 2 spaces left in this class

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 enrolment and send you an email with all of the details and class handouts.  Please note that those who submit both payment and form (payment only needed for existing students) will receive first opportunity to register.

Although the registration process above is always to fastest to secure a space in class, walk-in enrollments are accepted Mondays from 4-4:45pm, Wednesdays 4-4:45pm. Please remember to bring your dogs vaccinations.

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. 
Please vote for Quinte Canine!
Thank you Quinte community for your support and kindness over the years! It is because of each and everyone (and everywoof) of you that we strive to be the best. We would love to once again win (for the 3rd year in a row).
Voting is now open for the 2022 Community Votes Belleville!  Please follow this link to once again vote for us in this years training category, voting ends January 1st.

Play Dates!
We have play dates available for puppies and young dogs who are very well socialized and enjoy the company and play of others. Play mates are matched up based on a number of factors to help build your dog/puppies confidence and skills. Play dates are 30 minutes each and are just $15 taxes included, due at the play date. All dogs and puppies joining must be up to date on vaccinations in order to join the fun. If you are new to play dates (have not yet attended one) and would like to join, please email us at, so we can match your dog accordingly.

Please note that if you sign up for a play date and are not able to attend you must provide at least 48 hours notice so we can fill your space, otherwise our standard play date fee still applies. Please be sure to mark your calendar as no reminder emails are sent. Handlers remain with their dog/puppy throughout the play session to learn more about dog communication. Please email us all of the dates/times that you are interested in and available for and we will be sure to match you up as best possible with other dogs/puppies that suit your dogs temperament. In some cases, larger dogs may join small groups and adult dogs may join puppy/small groups - this is based on the temperament of the dog(s).
Play Dates
Friday December 2 - 11:00am - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday December 7 - 1:30pm - Tiny & Shy
Tuesday December 13 - 4:45pm - Under 16 weeks
Tuesday December 13 - 5:45pm - Tiny & Shy
Tuesday December 13 - 6:30pm - 16-24 weeks
Wednesday December 21 - 5:30pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday December 21 - 6:15pm - 16-24 weeks
To register: CLICK HERE
Facility Rentals!

Come in from the cold! Did you know you can rent our indoor space?
That's right! A nice warm spot to play, practice skills building, canine conditioning, Rally-o, agility foundations and more! YES, even doggy birthday parties!
We have a new page on our website all about the facility. Visit for more information or to learn about booking!
Scent Detection Games Workshop!
Saturday December 3rd from 9-5pm at Quinte Canine!
Come learn about the 4 fun sniffing games available in the SDDA! Audit spaces are still available for this workshop (sorry, working spaces are sold out) and are $50. 
Email us today at to secure a space!
Rally-O Success!
Shelly (Quinte Canine Rally O Trainer) & Gem - RE (CKC Rally Excellent Title) - Georgina Trial
China & Cheryl RA (CKC Rally Advanced Title) - Georgina Trial
Gizmo & Mike RE (CKC Rally Excellent Title) - Georgina Trial
Dare & Val - WR1 (Working Rookie 1 Title) - 17 Qs in Working Rookie & Elite Tailwaggers Trial, Pembroke
Big news!
We now have a location to the North!
Quinte Canine North has begun accepting private one to one training clients (and hopefully some small groups soon) on Monday evenings with Laurie! This heated 25x50 training space on Lajoie Rd in Marmora (10 min west of Madoc), will be open to pre-booked clients only. If you would like to book training in this location (sorry behaviour modification is not offered at this location) please contact us via email at
Student Brags in November
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 - Nico, Roogie, Stella & Jasper
Intermediate Obedience - Darby, Rosie, Angus, Kygo, Wilson & Tilly
Puppy Class - Rip, Leroy, Rusty, Stuart, Finnegan & Daisy
Puppy Class - Winnie, Bella, Rocky, Annie, Ava, Willow & Poppy
Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Henry, Penny, Clark, Opal & Luna
Basic Obedience - Finnegan, Kevin, Casper & Lolo
Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Angus, Goose, Laika, Maui, Rayne & Flint
Teen Basics - Opal, Sam, Rugger, Oreo & Rocket
Puppy Class - Beau, Ruby, Phoebe, Tilly, Hank, Teddy & Skylar
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