November Newsletter!

Wet yet? With the soggy weather here and there it is a great reminder to help our dogs enjoy your company in all weather conditions. Just because it is raining doesn't mean we should not get out and about and have fun with our dogs. Teaching our young dogs that having a potty in the rain pays off even more then when it is nice out is very important, or more accidents might begin inside. But all dogs can learn to enjoy your company regardless of the weather. Go out, play, be silly and just have fun! Besides, we (and our dogs) aren't made of sugar after all!

This months newsletter is packed full of workshops, tests, and of course the information for our annual Holiday Celebrations in support of the Humane Society HPE (formally Quinte Humane Society).  Although some new classes have been announced in this newsletter we are trying not to book ourselves too many months in advance. So if you are waiting on a specific class and dont see it listed, stay tuned for next months newsletter because it will be jam packed full of all the new classes that will be starting in the new year!

As always, stay safe and keep those tails wagging!

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 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 and rabies vaccinations. 

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

Our physical location is 987 Old Highway 2, Belleville, ON.
(Half way between Belleville and Trenton along Highway 2, directly across from Connon Nurseries)

We want to do everything possible to ensure that we keep our community safe. Should the government of Ontario increase restrictions once again and force us to close, our in person group classes switching to a virtual classroom. We use a virtual classroom to 'meet' in a safe way. The class is run live and you are able to see, communicate and see demonstrations in real time. You still receive all the class handouts and we are here to support you even outside of class! It is also important to understand that if vaccine passports are required by the government in the future for dog training classes, all students will need to show valid proof of vaccination. Those unable to provide proof of vaccination will need to be transferred to virtual classroom.

Puppy Class
For puppies 8-18 weeks of age. Don't delay! Important information: click here  Class is $120+HST ($135.60 with taxes).

Thursday November 18, 2021 at 2:30pm (Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 23 & 30 - no class Dec 16)
Monday December 6, 2021 at 5:30pm (Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 3, 10 & 17 - no class Dec 27)
Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 2:30pm (Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11 & 18)
Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 5:30pm (Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11 & 18)
Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 5:30pm (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2 & 9)
Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 7:00pm (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2 & 9)
Thursday January 13, 2022 at 1:00pm (Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10 & 17)

Teen Basics
This class is for Quinte Canine Puppy class graduates who are between 4 months and 7 months of age. Class is $120+HST ($135.60 with taxes).

Thursday November 18, 2021 at 1:00pm (Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 23 & 30 - no class Dec 16) - just 2 spaces left in this class
Monday December 6, 2021 at 2:30pm (Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 3, 10 & 17 - no class Dec 27)
Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 7:00pm (Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11 & 18)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month 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! $130+HST ($146.90 including taxes).
Wednesday November 10, 2021 at 7:00pm (Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 & 15) -  just 1 space available in this class
Friday January 7, 2022 at 1:30pm (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11)
Friday January 7, 2022 at 3:00pm (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11)
Thursday January 13, 2022 at 11:30am (Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10 & 17)

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 and are $145 +HST (this includes the Trick Title fee).

Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 1:00pm (Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11 & 18) - just 2 spaces left in this class

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!  $130+HST ($146.90 including taxes).

Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1):
Monday December 6, 2021 at 8:30pm (Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 3, 10 & 17 - no class Dec 27)
Friday January 7, 2022 at 12:00pm (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 11)

Quinte Canine's Rally classes are built for dogs aged 5 months and older who have previous intermediate level obedience experience (with Quinte Canine or elsewhere). Visit: for more information. $130+HST

Contact us to find out more and be added to the notification list for beginners classes.  

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.

New - Although the registration process above is always to fastest to secure a space in class, walk-in enrollments are accepted Mondays from 3-5, Wednesdays 4-5 and Fridays from 1-3pm (this will be updated on the Contact page of our website as it may change in future months). Please remember to bring your 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. 
Play Dates!
We have play dates available for young puppies up to adult dogs who are very well socialized and enjoy the company and play of other dogs. 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 November 12 - 3:15pm - Small breed & Tiny Puppy
Friday November 12 - 3:15pm - Medium Dog & Puppy
Friday November 19 - 1:30pm - Teens
Friday November 19 - 2:15pm - Puppy & Small
Tuesday November 30 - 11:45am - Puppy & Small
Friday December 3 - 1:30pm - Puppy & Small
Friday December 3 - 2:15pm - Teens
DOT Entry Form:
Are children in your future?
Are you pregnant or have a baby/toddler or young child?
Are you a grandparent?
Did you know that 50% of children are likely to be bitten by a dog? Living with children and dogs should be a natural part of life; but also a safe one. This course is for you!

Behaviour consultant, Victoria Blondin of Shaggy Dog Pet Services is hosting her Child Safety with Dogs Course starting on Saturday November 13th. This 6-week course is completed virtually and goes over all the basics of having a safe and peaceful home including training tips for all ages. To learn more about this course or to register, CLICK HERE.
Charger Update

October was a big month for Charger on his road to recovery! First, at the beginning of the month he went on his first camping trip. What a stellar dog he was! Making lots of new human and dog friends, hiking and relaxing by the campfire. Our site was in a beautiful location with lots happening around to help socialize him. He seemed to love every minute of it!
In the middle of October he returned to his friends at Loyalist Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation for his (hopefully) final orthopedic surgery. Dr Paul removed the supporting plate in his leg. This will allow his system to take over the final healing stages and prevent possible infection down the road. One of the screws in his plate was sent to the lab for testing and it was discovered that he has a bacteria infection. Not just any bacteria infection, one that is very antibiotic resistant. So we have started him on a special antibiotic that he takes twice per day. Due to the infection we have also kept his drain in his leg much longer than normal to allow additional flushing. Yvonne completed a twice daily routine of flushing the area out and Charger is stellar about it, trusting Yvonne enough to allow her to do these procedures without stress or fear.  This past Friday Dr Paul and his team removed the drain and also his stitches/staples since his leg appears to be healing well.  We hope to banish his cone soon (which will make for a very happy guy) and continue to move forward with his physical rehabilitation and training. 
Pictured: Charger having some fun camping and the plate and screws that were removed (much bigger and heavier than we anticipated) .
Trial Results:
Odin & Fran - CKC Novice Interior, CKC Novice Exterior - Mallorytown Trial
Bailey & Guy - Advanced Container, Interior & Exterior - Jordan Station Trial
Congratulations Super Sniffer teams!
On October 9th many of our amazing Sniffer teams participated in the annual Boneyard Challenge in Kingston thanks to a wonderful volunteer group there. They have 5 hotel rooms, 5 minutes and 5 hides to find. 3 levels (based on experience) ran and everyone had a blast! Over 50 total teams participated in the event!
1st place - Nala & Kaleigh
2nd place - Kali & Jane

2nd place - Harley & Kate
3rd place - Piper & Tina

3rd place - Matilda & Rose
Rally O News

Some of the Quinte Canine Rally O teams ventured off to Big Sky Dog Center this past weekend for some fun! Many of them for their first ever in person dog trial. Congratulations teams!

Harley & Kate - 2 Novice qualify scores, 4th place Novice
Trigger & Catherine (CRN) - Novice qualifying score - CARO Novice Title
Baxter & Tricia - 2 Advanced qualifying scores, 2 1st place
Ben & Laurie (CRX) - CARO Excellent Title, 2 Level C Advance qualifying scores
All Humane Society HPE (formally Quinte Humane Society) swag is on sale 50% OFF!

Wine glasses, mugs, masks, key chains and more!
Student Brags in October!
Novice Trick Dog - Skye, Frida, Marley, Jiggs & Avery
Basic Obedience - Raven, Fergie, Darwin & Cookie
Puppy - Roxy, Alfie, Hamish, Milo, Penny & Charlie
Teen Basics - Tilly, Gus, Cooper, Ruby, Ripley, Ray (Hybrid Virtual) & Holly (Hybrid Virtual)
Puppy - Molly, Teddy, Willow, Murdoch & Rascal
Rally O Excellent - Bailey, Harley, Trilly & Ben
Rally O Advanced - Baxter, Rosie, Trigger & Silas
Rally O Pre-Novice - Jimmy, Theo, Wellington & Tilly
Puppy - Scooby, Ace, Riff, Zuko, Ozzie & Jimmy Kibble
Puppy - Winnie, Tilly, Bowie, Cooper & Tuppence
Why can't dogs work a DVD remote?
Because they always hit 'paws'!
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