July Newsletter!
Welcome to Quinte Canine's 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, Workshops, Upcoming Community Events, Student Brags, Super Sniffer Success & More!

Letter from the Editor

  Dear friends,  
It looks like the actual summer has finally decided to arrive.  With that said we hope you, like us, have adjusted your schedules and habits to accommodate your dogs during the hot weather.  Walking in the early morning and/or evening, minimizing sun exposure and watching for signs of heat stress are just a few things we always recommend during the hottest parts of the year. Remember that the only good hot dog is one between some buns with ketchup!

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. 

Puppy Class

For puppies under 5 months of age who have received at least their first set of vaccinations$100+HST

Belleville - 7:00pm - Thursday August 1, 2019 (Aug 1, 8, 15, 29, Sept 5 & 12 - no class Aug 22)
Trenton - 7:00pm - Tuesday September 3, 2019 (Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 & 8)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month of age who are up-to-date on vaccinations and are dog and people friendly. $120+HST.

Trenton - 5:45pm - Tuesday September 3, 2019 (Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 & 8)
Trenton - 8:15pm - Tuesday September 3, 2019 (Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 & 8)
Belleville - 4:30pm - Monday September 9, 2019 (Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 21 - no class Oct 14)

Basic Scent Detection - Level 1
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!  $120+HST

Belleville - 8:15pm - Monday September 9, 2019 (Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 21 - no class Oct 14)

Basic Scent Detection - Level 2
For any dog who has completed Basic Scent Detection Level 1! $120+HST.

Belleville - 5:45pm - Monday September 9, 2019 (Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 21 - no class Oct 14)

Intermediate Scent Detection
For dogs who have completed Basic Scent Detection Level 1 and 2.  $120+HST.

Belleville - 5:45pm - Thursday August 1, 2019 (Aug 1, 8, 15, 29, Sept 5 & 12 - no class Aug 22)

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). $145+HST which includes the trick dog title fee. 

Trenton - 4:30pm - Tuesday September 3, 2019 (Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 & 8)
Workshop - Tug Power!
A one-hour workshop for you and your dog!  This workshop is designed for dog and people friendly dogs of all ages and abilities. Current vaccinations are required. Pre-registration is required and spaces are very limited! $20 including tax.  (See flyer below)

Belleville - 4:30pm - Thursday August 1, 2019

Workshop - Fetch!
A one-hour workshop for you and your dog!  This workshop is designed for dog and people friendly dogs of all ages and abilities. Current vaccinations are required. Pre-registration is required and spaces are very limited! $20 including tax.  (See flyer below)

Belleville - 4:30pm - Thursday August 29, 2019

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. Please just email us to register. 

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. 
June Super Sniffer Success!

Quinte Canine Student Titles, Extra Q's and Special Awards

Abby & Katherine - SDIN & SDN (CKC Scent Detection Instinct and Novice Title) - Dog Ranch
Rhody & Colleen - SDIN (CKC Scent Detection Instinct Title) - Dog Ranch

Save the Date
Scent Detection Trial VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Want to learn about detection?
Want to watch scent detection dogs in action?
Want to be a part of a fun, engaging and friendly community?
Then come join our fun!

Quinte Canine is proud to announce that we will be holding another Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA) Trial on Saturday September 7th and Sunday September 8th. (Pending SDDA approval)

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.  This is also the BEST way to learn about this fun sport, meet the stars of the sport, watch some dogs have a great time and get to meet other students involved!  Come be a part of our community!
Lunch is provided each day!

The trial this fall will be held at 51 Highland Ave Belleville ON

We will need volunteers for the following:
Friday September 6th (evening)
Saturday September 7th - 7:30am - approx 5:00pm
Sunday September 8th - 7:30am - approx 5:00pm
(the end time can vary depending on the number of entries received)

If you are able to help please email to be put in touch with the volunteer coordinator. 
Way to Raise the Woof Quinte!

Over $18,000 was raised this year at the annual Quinte Humane Society Raise the Woof Comedy Festival and Silent Auction! A special thanks to everyone who donated, attended and volunteered!

SEEKING: New detection practice locations!

Quinte Canine Scent Detection Students (aka the Super Sniffers) are looking for new and different locations to practice the amazing sport of scent detection! Once students complete classes they are able to join the Super Sniffers (which is a practicing club) and we schedule 3-4 practices per month.

If you have a location (this could be a business, building, home, cottage, etc.) that you would allow our amazing dogs to practice in please let us know by email It is important for the dogs to get into new locations as often as possible to keep their skills sharp, learn new skills and build confidence.

Practices are normally held on Wednesday (daytime) and Sunday (daytime) but other days can be worked out.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the sport and get a firsthand look at how it all works!

Yvonne is proud to be teaching again this year at Mr. Spot Dog Camp in Kingston Ontario.  This all inclusive week long camp is filled with fun, learning and games for you and your dog!

The camp is designed for dog owners who love to have fun with their canine companion. With over 20 daily activities the schedule includes something for dogs of all ages, big and small, junior and senior, purebred and mixed breed. Taking place from July 14-20 and located on the grounds of the St. Lawrence College Residence in Kingston, ON, the one-week camp includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation in the college residence for you & your dog

  • private bathroom, mini fridge & A/C

  • three meals daily, Sunday evening to Saturday check-out

  • over 20 different dog-sports and fun activities to choose from, starting with beginner levels! ( agility, obedience, show handling, CGN -CKC testing onsite, rally, freestyle, barn hunt, scent detection & more)

Contact Quinte Canine today to receive a discount code for $100 off camp!

For more information and registration visit:
Finding a Rescue - Part 3
Does it Come with Fries?
by Yvonne Ferguson, CPDT-KSA, CTDI

With the last 2 parts to this series we have talked about finding a reputable and respectable rescue along with the support and assessment processes they may go through to help you with your new dog. Another part to consider now is what the dog you are adopting comes with. Unlike ordering from your favorite fast food restaurant, adopting a dog should come with some critical things that cannot be mixed and matched.

Being up to date on core vaccinations makes logical sense for any pet but many rescues do not vaccinate or check vaccination status of the dogs they intake. If a rescue is lucky, they may receive a dog with full paperwork and can know the vaccination status of the dog they are re-homing, but this is often not the case. Vaccinating a dog against Rabies and DHP is important in keeping everyone's pets healthy long term. Many may be fearful of vaccinating a dog who may have just recently been vaccinated which can lead to adverse side effects but thankfully titre testing technology is quickly growing and can even be done by some veterinarians in house, reducing costs dramatically (titre testing is a blood test to check to see if a dog has enough antibodies to defend against viruses that they have already received vaccinations for in the past).  

Most rescues mandate is to help homeless pets find new homes and live long and happy lives. But the long list of dogs needing adopting is in part due to irresponsible breeding and accidents by pets that are not neutered. A rescue should ensure that all dogs they are re-homing are spay/neutered to prevent even more homeless pets in the future. Some may say that this is now the responsibility of the new home but by passing this responsibility to the new homes the rescue is really not doing everything they can to reduce unwanted pets, which should be a part of their mission. Sending intact animals back into the population can enable back yard breeders, puppy mills and general 'accidents'. 

Although many rescues provide spay/neuter and vaccination records with every dog there are the rare few that do not and it is important that the potential adopter ask the rescue is they provide spay/neuter and vaccinations, and if not, be prepared for those expenses.  Along with a check up at your own veterinarian after adoption the cost of spay/neuter and vaccinations may be more then thought after adoption fees are paid. 

Now this all sounds rather expensive and I can certainly appreciate that rescues work very hard for every dollar they have donated. But passing the responsibility off to the potential adopter is no way to help the population long term. Spay/neuter clinics, fee increases, rescue discounts at veterinarians and special fundraisers are all a part of rescue and ensuring that the dogs they are adopting into the world are given the best possible chance at a happy life long term should be the goal. Where there is a will there is a way.
Have you seen the new movie with the Dachshund?

Apparently it's an Oscar Wiener.
Student Brags in June!

Basic Obedience Trenton - Anya, Atticus, Albatross, Hunter, Bailey & Duke

Basic Obedience Trenton - Enzo, Kaldr, Charlie, Charlie Tuna & Daisy

Puppy Trenton - Berley, Kaia, Moby, Whiskey, Jack, Pearl, Tootsie & Riker

Technical Skills Trenton - Woogie, Tux, Trilly & Kissell

Basic Obedience Belleville - Boe, Lulu, Cae, & Doug

Intermediate Scent Detection Belleville - Now Super Sniffers! - HArley, Mac, Penny, Chloe, Freya & Daegan

Puppy Belleville - Sadie, Quinte, Tracker, Bailey, Lily, Willow, Finnegan, Astrid & Snowy

Intermediate Obedience Belleville - Bella, Lulu, Hudson, Rupert & Grace

Community Events
You won't want to miss the fun!
Summer Pet Portrait Day
Pet Valu Belleville
Saturday July 20, 2019 10am - 4pm

All new backgrounds, additional sizes and keychains!  A portion of the proceeds to go to DogGuides!  For more information call 343-264-0443 or email  Please see store staff to book your appointment time!

9th Annual Quinte Ride for Paws
Sunday August 25th 2019 at 9:30am

Join Quinte Ride for Paws starting at 9:30am at Centennial Park in Trenton.  There will be vendors, a BBQ and some great motorcycles to check out!  Click here to learn more about this event in support of local animal charities!

Saturday September 14th 2019 at 10:00AM
Tie up those laces and get your pledge sheet ready!  Its the Annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon for the Quinte Humane Society! NEW LOCATION: the Walk will consist of a leisurely stroll through the Fair Grounds in Belleville. This year the event will feature a series of optional Obstacles hosted by Quinte Canine, with opportunities for our canine pals to really have some fun. There will also be Vendors on site displaying their pet related wares and delicious treats, a Kidzone with an obstacle course and other fun activities, a Doggie Cafe with dog friendly treats, and a lunch-time Barbecue with a vegetarian option to tempt your taste buds.

There are some great prizes to be won for pledge collectors and great pledge level rewards!  Dont't forget, we will be matching the pledge gift cards dollar for dollar with Quinte Canine Gift Certificates for all Quinte Canine students who raise much needed dollars for the shelter!

Visit: for more information
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