March Newsletter!

There is an old saying that says March: in like a lion, goes out like a lamb; and if in like a lamb, goes out like a lion. I just hope it isn't as my grandfather always said: in like a lion, out like the devil. I think we really could use some nicer weather sooner.  But this year daylight savings times early, on Sunday March 13th so brighter days I can say for sure are ahead.

Some good news to share this month though, we have increased the number of persons permitted per dog in most group classes to 2 (this does not apply to rally or detection where it is still 1 person per dog)!

So what will March bring? We are hoping that March will see the perfect FURever home found for Charger. We ask that you share our Facebook posts to reach as many people as possible to help us find the best home for him!

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)

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 8-16 weeks of age. Don't delay! Important information: click here  Class is $130+HST ($146.90 including taxes)

Wednesday March 2 at 5:30pm (Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Apr 6) - A last minute space for a small breed puppy has come open
Tuesday April 5 at 4:00pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26,May 3 & 10)
Wednesday April 6 at 1:00pm (Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11)
Wednesday April 20 at 5:30pm (Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25)
Wednesday April 27 at 4:00pm (Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 & Jun 1)
Wednesday May 11 at 7:00pm (May 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8 & 15)
Tuesday May 24 at 4:00pm (May 24, 31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28)

Teen Basics
This class is for Quinte Canine Puppy class graduates who are under 6 months of age. Class is $130+HST ($146.90 including taxes)

Monday March 28 at 7:00pm (Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2 & 9 - no class Apr 18)
Tuesday April 5 at 2:30pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10)
Tuesday April 5 at 5:30pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10)
Tuesday May 24 at 2:30pm (May 24, 31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28)
Tuesday May 24 at 7:00pm (May 24, 31, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28)

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! $165+HST. 

Tuesday April 5 at 8:30pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10)
Friday April 22 at 12:00pm (Apr 22, 29, May 6, 20, 27 & Jun 3)

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 1 - Thursday April 28 at 11:00am (Apr 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 & Jun 2)
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Tuesday April 5 at 1:00pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10)
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 $145+HST.

Monday March 28 at 2:30pm (Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2 & 9 - no class Apr 18)

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).

Monday March 28 at 1:00pm (Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2 & 9 - no class Apr 18)

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 1:15-3pm (this will be updated on the Contact page of our website as it may change in future months). 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
Friday March 4 - 1:30pm - Small & Shy
Friday March 4 - 3:00pm - Puppies 16-24 weeks (just 1 space left)
Tuesday March 8 - 4:00pm - Puppies Under 16 weeks
Wednesday March 9 - 6:45pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday March 9 - 7:30pm - Puppies 16-24 weeks
Thursday March 17 - 2:00pm - Under 24 weeks
Monday March 21 - 3:00pm - Puppies
Monday March 21 - 5:30pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday March 30 - 4:00pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday March 30 - 4:45pm - Puppies
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!
Charger Update

Charger continues to be the goodest of boys! He has begun his recall conditioning program with Yeaaaah as his cue word. Just like everything else we have taught him, he is taking to it well! 

Charger is still looking for his forever home and the shelter is now accepting applications! This big snuggle pup is going to really make someone so happy. He is clean in the home, fun and well mannered. We just know the perfect home is out there waiting for him and he is waiting for it!

Here is a copy of his online biography - click here. All adoption applications are being handled by Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward. Please only follow their adoption process, do not call. Please click here for the adoption application:
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!

BIG SNIFFER NEWS! Congratulations to Piper and Tina who were the only ones to brave the winter storm and trial this month! You could say it was certainly worth it because with all perfect scores in everything they entered they achieved their Master Championship!

Piper & Tina - SD-MACH (Scent Detection Master Champion) & Judges Choice - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior x2, Advanced Exterior x2, Excellent Interior - Utopia Trial - all with perfect scores!
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,
Student Brags in February!
Basic Obedience - Misty, Marley, Ollie, Romeo & Tali
Basic Obedience - Bailey, Carter, Merlin & Anders
Basic Obedience - Willow, Syrus, Ben & Skye
Puppy Class - Ren, Bodhi, Freyji, Trevor & Sully
Puppy Class - Goose, Hazel, Stella, Zoey, Jox & Hugo
Puppy - Charlie, Luke, Coco & Haven
What do dogs like to eat for breakfast?
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