May 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, Upcoming Community Events, Student Brags, Super Sniffer Success, Quinte Osteo & More!

Letter from the Editor

  Dear friends,  
I was hoping to have Part 2 of our Finding a Rescue article ready this month for publication but the month slide away from me very quickly and with the Quinte Canine Semi-Annual Scent Detection Trial this past weekend I am still trying to get my head back on straight.  With that said our good friend Nanni of Quinte Osteopathy For Health & Wellness came to my rescue to provide an informative article.  I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing everyone at Barks by the Bay in Trenton on May 25th and Strut For Strays in Belleville on June 1st!

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

Trenton - 7:00pm - Tuesday July 2, 2019 (July 2, 9, 23, 30, Aug 6 & 13 - no class on July 16)
Belleville - 7:00pm - Thursday August 1, 2019 (Aug 1, 8, 15, 29, Sept 5 & 12 - no class Aug 22)

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 - 3:15pm - Tuesday July 2, 2019 (July 2, 9, 23, 30, Aug 6 & 13 - no class on July 16)
Trenton - 4:30pm - Tuesday July 2, 2019 (July 2, 9, 23, 30, Aug 6 & 13 - no class on July 16)
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 - 5:45pm - Monday May 27, 2019 (May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8 - no class July 1) - just 2 spaces left in this class

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

Belleville - 7:00pm - Monday May 27, 2019 (May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8 - no class July 1)

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 - 8:15pm - Tuesday July 2, 2019 (July 2, 9, 23, 30, Aug 6 & 13 - no class on July 16)

Technical Skills
This 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? HAve you ever though of teaching your dog to read or count? Then this is certainly the class for you!  Your dog is just waiting for you to up your training game! Class is $135+HST ($152.55 including HST).  (Please note that most supplies will be provided such as clickers. Week 1 of this 6 week program is for the handlers only)

Trenton - 8:15pm - Tuesday May 21, 2019 (May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25) - just 1 space left in this class

Stay tuned for some upcoming 1 time, 1 hour workshops in August!

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. 

Manual Osteopathy

by Christiane "Nanni" Gschwender - Quinte Osteopathy for Health & Wellness

What is Manual Osteopathy?
Manual Osteopathy is a gentle holistic hands-on approach to overall health and well-being. The practitioner is working on any imbalances in the body, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, craniosacral (head and tailbone) and visceral (inner organs).
Christiane has specialized in Craniosacral therapy which is a deep relaxation treatment that activates the self-healing mechanism. While most patients fall asleep the mind can relax and then the body can totally focus on healing itself. It also activates the digestive and the lymphatic system.
Especially nowadays with our fast paced world and stress in so many areas in our lives it is even more important for a good health to have a good body-mind connection.
She is also treating equines, canines and felines.
When is osteopathy useful?
Spinal problems and injuries, arthritis, digestive disorder, menstrual problems, chronic pain in back and joints, cardiac disease, breathing dysfunction, high blood pressure, headaches, migraines, TMJ issues, disc prolapse etc.

To find out more visit:
April Super Sniffer Success!

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

Frolic & Ruth Ann- SD-S-SP title (Started Container, Started Interior, Started Exterior), Judges Choice Started!
Michka & Mary and Rob - SD-S-SP title (Started Container, Started Interior, Started Exterior)
Daisy & Glen - SD-S-SP title (Started Container, Started Interior, Started Exterior), 1st place Interior Amateur, 1st place overall with a 98% gold score!
Kaine & Danielle - Started Container, Started Exterior
Jazz & Terri - Started Container, Started Exterior, Advanced Container & Advanced Exterior
Samwise & Brenda - Started Container, Started Exterior, 1st place started exterior amateur, Advanced Container, Advanced Exterior, 1st place advanced exterior amateur
Penny & Beth - Started Container, Started Interior, 1st place container amateur
Willow & Beth - SD-A title (Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior)
Skye & Stephanie - Advanced Container x2, Advanced Interior, 1st place Container Amateur x2!
Kenzie & Stephanie - Excellent Containers, Games Aerial High-fly
Dyna & Mike - Excellent Containers, Excellent Interior
Kaylee & Tina - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior
Thunder & Tina - SD-E-SP title (Excellent Container, Excellent Interior, Excellent Exterior) with a 98% gold score, 1st place excellent container amateur, 1st place excellent interior amateur, 1st place excellent exterior amateur, 1st place overall Excellent Amateur, Games Team (team mate Wrangler)
Abby & Katherine - Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior
Matilda & Rose - SD-E title (Excellent Container, Excellent Interior), Advanced Container, Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior (98.5% gold score), Judge's Choice Award Sunday Advanced, Games Aerial High-fly, Games Distance
Roxy & Kelsi - Excellent Interior, Games Speed
Quinte Canine's Wrangler & Yvonne - Games Aerial High, Games Speed, Games Distance, Games Aerial High-fly, Games Team (team mate Thunder)
Oliver & Bonnie - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior (99 gold score), 1st place advanced containers working, 1st place advanced exterior working, Excellent Container, Excellent Exterior, Games Aerial High, Games Speed, Judge's Choice Award Saturday Advanced, High in Trial Sunday!

Another very successful Quinte Canine Scent Detection Trial is now complete!  We are over the moon happy to announce that with our draws, raffles and Sue's yummy baked good for sale we managed to raise a whopping $1025 for Quinte Humane Society. This is our biggest trial donation yet! Thank you everyone who donated and bought as it is so very important for our shelter!

I would really like to thank you gracious judges Doug & Heather Wilson
from BC for coming such a long way to provide a great weekend of hides and laughs! To our volunteers who literally none of this would be possible; thank you so much for help us to all do what we love, play with our dogs! THANK YOU everyone, judges, volunteers and handlers for another amazing weekend! We are so glad to have shared it with you!

Special Announcement!

Yvonne is now a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Scent Detection Judge!

A very special thank you to Lakeshore Club and the SD&G Dog Association for having a sanction match in April for Yvonne to judge in Pierrefond Quebec in order to finalize the process.

Amazing volunteers and great dogs to judge! A very big thank you to our friend Sandra Hebert (pictured with Yvonne) for all of her hard work arranging everything and hosting!!

We hope to see you all at future CKC Scent Detection Trials!

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:
I wanted to see many different types of animals at the zoo but all they had was one small dog.

It was a Shih-Tzu!
Student Brags in April!

Basic Obedience Belleville - Ollie, Bean, Archie, Morgan, Maggie & Dexter

Basic Scent Detection Level 2 Belleville - Mac, Penny, Tyler, Harley

Basic Obedience Belleville - Winnie, Baron, Marley & Bailey

Intermediate Scent Detection Belleville - Now Super Sniffers! - Kaine, Michka, Daisy & Frolic

Basic Obedience Trenton - Hera, Hilo, Sam, Ben, Mercy & Harley

Basic Obedience Trenton - Thor, Rain, Bella, Odin & Coal

Puppy Trenton - Ruby, Jake, Lucy, Preston, Zoe, Oliver, Duke, Cuddles & Sasha

Puppy Trenton - Rodger, Theo, Margo, Henry, Peach, Rudy, Cali & Charlie

Basic Scent Detection Level 1 Trenton - Meeka, Finn, Maggie, Ava, Bonsai & Simba!

Community Events
You won't want to miss the fun!

Mother of All Craft Shows
In support of Fixed Fur Life!

The Mother of all Craft Shows is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, May 4, 2019 (10 to 4) at the show’s NEW LOCATION... The Travelodge Hotel - Windows & Park Ballrooms 11 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville!  For more information visit:
Barks by the Bay
Saturday May 25th, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
A dog friendly event for the whole family!  Visit for more information!

Strut for Strays
Saturday June 1, 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm

This annual Walkathon and Pet Festival is fun for everyone!  Activities, contests, prizes and fun!  Visit for more information.

Raise the Woof Comedy Show & Auction
In support of the Quinte Humane Society!
Friday June 7th at the Banquet Centre in Belleville!  Tickets are only $30 for a fun night of laughs and amazing silent auction!  For more information please visit:

Tickets are now on sale and selling fast!  Quinte Canine will have a reserved table and if you would like to join us please email us as soon as possible to reserve your seat!
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