June Newsletter!

Can anyone tell me where May went? It seems like the months are flying by faster and faster! But June is a special month for us here at Quinte Canine as it is our anniversary! We opened our full time training facility a full 2 years ago on June 15th! It is hard to believe it was 2 years ago that we welcomed our first classes at the new facility. Since opening, some changes have happened such as minor renovations to ensure we are best using the space. We are also always working to improve your and your dogs comfort. Including our new air conditioning system for Wrangler's Room! We also have welcomed 3 amazing team members, first with Shelly Lyck to teach our RallyO classes, followed by Laurie Glencross to teach group and private training classes and hen Colleen Philips to provide me with much needed administrative support when she is able. The growth over the past 2 years has been unimaginable to me and I am so thankful for such a great team who helps build our Community Centre for Dog People.

With so many people asking, I thought I would add to this that, yes, Charger is still doing amazing! I receive regular updates from Alan and Jocelyn and he is very much in love with them, as they are him. He is also living it up with regular trip to their cottage where he can relax and enjoy swimming in the lake. He continues to love everyone he meets and revels in his daily truck ride to go on adventures.  

As a reminder, we have been delaying as much as possible but there will be a small price increase for some group classes effective June 1st. This does not affect all class types and it is a minimal increase to reduce impact.

 Stay Safe, Your friend,
Yvonne Ferguson, CPDT-KSA, CTDI

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)

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 June 15 at 4:00pm (Jun 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13 & 20)

Wednesday June 22 at 2:30pm (Jun 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20 & 27)
Wednesday July 6 at 7:00pm (Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3 & 10)
Wednesday July 20 at 1:00pm (Jul 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17 & 24)
Wednesday July 27 at 5:30pm (Jul 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31)
Wednesday August 3 at 4:00pm (Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Sep 7)

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 June 6 at 7:00pm (Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 & Jul 11 & 18 - no class July 4) - just 1 space left in this class
Tuesday July 12 at 2:30pm (Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 & 16)
Tuesday July 12 at 7:00pm (Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 & 16)
Monday August 8 at 1:00pm (Aug 8, 15, 22, Sep 12, 19 & 26 - no class Aug 29 & Sep 5)
Monday August 8 at 7:00pm (Aug 8, 15, 22, Sep 12, 19 & 26 - no class Aug 29 & Sep 5)

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. 

Monday August 8 at 2:30pm (Aug 8, 15, 22, Sep 12, 19 & 26 - no class Aug 29 & Sep 5)
Monday August 8 at 5:30pm (Aug 8, 15, 22, Sep 12, 19 & 26 - no class Aug 29 & Sep 5)

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 June 6 at 2:30pm (Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 & Jul 11 & 18 - no class July 4) - just 2 spaces left in this class
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Thursday June 23 at 11:00am (Jun 23, 30, Jul 14, 21, 28 & Aug 4 - no class Jul 7) - just 1 space left in this class
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Tuesday July 12 at 5:30pm (Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 & 16)
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

Tuesday July 12 at 2:30pm (Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 & 16) - limited to 4 dogs with Laurie

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 4-5, Wednesdays 4-5. 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. 
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
Wednesday June 8 - 3:45pm- 16-24 weeks
Wednesday June 8 - 4:30 - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday June 15 - 2:15pm - Under 16 weeks
Wednesday June 15 - 3:00pm - Tiny & Shy
Friday June 17 - 1:30pm - 16-24 weeks
Friday June 17 - 2:15pm - Tiny & Shy
Friday June 17 - 3:00pm - Under 16 weeks
Wednesday June 29 - 7:30pm - Under 16 weeks
Wednesday June 29 - 16-24 weeks
Tuesday July 5 - 5:30pm - Tiny & Shy
Tuesday July 5 - 6:15pm - Under 16 weeks
Tuesday July 5 - 7:00pm - 16-24 weeks
Facility Rentals!

Did you know you can rent our indoor space?
That's right! A nice warm spot to 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!
Super big thank you to Christine & Rosie (Lab), Jamie & Duke (Heeler), Richard & Woogie (Border Collie) and Quinte Canine’s Meshu (Pomeranian) for their amazing work showing off some of their best tricks on May 27th in support of Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward!
Susanna Moodie school in Belleville used the month of May to raise awareness and funds for the shelter and wrapped up their amazing efforts with a cheque presentation, Quinte Canine trick demo and Police K9 presentation! Congratulations to the school on such a wonderful fundraiser and to our amazing students for helping us celebrate!
The Quinte Canine Super Sniffer need your help!

We are starting to safely plan for our detection dogs to begin their practices again and we are in need of new and unique locations for the dogs to work! 

This could be an old unused building, business or cottage!
Places we have practices before: pet stores, vet offices, industrial buildings, outbuildings, homes, mechanical shops, and so much more! 

If you could provide some of our amazing super sniffers a location to practice for a day you would get a front row seat to the coolest dog sport around!  Please reach out at so we can chat.

(Social distancing, masks and other COVID protocols are followed). 
Super Sniffer Brags!

Matilda & Rose - SD-Ch (Scent Detection Champion) & SD-GS (Scent Detection Speed Title) - Distance, Aerial & Speed - Kingston Trial
Harley & Kate - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior, Excellent Container - Utopia Trial - Distance, Aerial, Speed - Kingston Trial
Piper & Tina - SD-GD (Scent Detection Distance Title) - Distance & Aerial - Kingston Trial
Bailey & Guy - Distance, Speed - Kingston Trial
Trilly & Laurie - Distance - Kingston Trial - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior - Utopia Trial
Samwise & Brenda  - Distance, Speed Aerial - Kingston Trial
Gunner & Jill - Aerial - Kingston Trial
Odin & Fran - SDN ( CKC Scent Detection Novice Title) - CKC Novice Exterior - BDKC Trial
Rhody & Colleen - Aerial & Distance - Kingston Trial
Obi & Colleen - SDN (CKC Scent Detection Novice Title) - CKC Instinct, Novice Container, Novice Interior & Novice Exterior - BDKC Trial
Congratultions to Rose and Matilda who achieved their Games Championship title at the Kingston trial!
Rally-O Success!

Congratulations to Rally O students on their successes and fun participating in the semi-annual CARO virtual trial!

Catherine & Trigger - CRA (CARO Rally Advanced Title) - 2 Advanced qualifying scores, 1 Advanced Qualifying score (with Baxter)
Tricia & Baxter - CRAMCL (CARO Rally Advanced Title) - 1 Advanced qualifying score, 1 Advanced Team Qualifying score (with Trigger)
Laurie (Quinte Canine Trainer) & Trilly - CRAT, CRXMCL - (CARO Rally Excellent Title, CARO Rally Advanced Team Title) - 3 Advanced Team qualifying scores (with Silas), 4 Working Rookie qualifying rounds, 1 Advanced C qualifying score, 2 Excellent qualifying scores & 2 CKC Novice Rally qualifying scores in Peterborough trial

Joan & Rosie - CRAMCL & CRE (CARO Rally Advanced Title, CARO Rally Excellent Title) - 3 Advanced qualifying scores, 3 Excellent qualifying scores
Jennifer & Silas - CRA & CRAT  (CARO Rally Advanced Title & CARO Rally Advanced Team Title) - 3 Advanced qualifying scores, 3 Advanced Team qualifying scores (with Trilly)
Terri & Jazz - CRNMCL (CARO Rally Novice Title) - 3 Novice qualifying scores
Andrea & Jimmy - 2 Advanced qualifying scores
Laurie (Quinte Canine Trainer) & Ben - 2 Versatility qualifying scores
Guy & Bailey - 2 Working Rookie qualifying rounds, 2 Advanced qualifying scores
We are proud to announce that we will be holding our st CARO Rally O Trial on Saturday June 18th (entries open on Friday May 13th at 9:00am). Please visit: for more information and premium list.

Southeastern Ontario Spay Neuter Clinic - Rabies Clinic and Nail Trims!

Student Brags in May!
Intermediate Trick - Benny, Oswald, Rosie & Jiggs
Novice Trick - Charlie, Russ, Phoebe, Ben 1, Ben 2 & Tikka
Puppy - Walter, Heaney, Phoebe, Finn & Baz
Teen Basics - Maui, Reese, Laika, Cooper & Storm
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 - Skye, Ember & Jiggs
Puppy- Cooper, Finn, Riley & Logan
Teen Basics - Ren, Haven, Tyson, Coco & Piper
Basic Obedience - Ozzie, Boomer, Belle, Oliver & Misha
Basic Obedience - Rosie, Cleo, Padfoot, Saddie & Tucker
Puppy Class - Alakay, Ripley, Finnegan, Sophie, Lucy & Remi
Puppy Class - Murray, Etta, Custos, Opal, Kaas & Jedi
What do you get when you cross a cocker spaniel, a poodle, and a rooster?
A cockerpoodledoo!
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