January Newsletter!

2022! Wow, where did last year go? It seems like just a month ago we were getting ready to welcome you all into 2021! As the months continue to fly by and we find ourselves still stuck in the COVID-era, and I would like to remind everyone to be safe, wear a mask, socially distance and use care. Remember, it is not just yourself you are working to protect, but the most vulnerable of our community and friends.  We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that at any time the government may change rules that would require us to need vaccine passports or close completely. Although this is a worse case scenario, this is a reminder that those without vaccinations or if we need to close completely, all classes (which are able) would be switched to virtual.

As we look to 2022 with hope, lets look back at some fun things from 2021!

Most Popular Dog Names 2021 (new clients)
1st - Daisy
2nd - Sadie
3rd - Molly & Willow
4th - Charlie, Luna, Rosie & Stella

Most Popular Breeds 2021 (new clients excluding mixed breeds)
1st - Golden Retriever
2nd - Labradors
3rd - German Shepherd Dogs
4th - Australian Shepherd

Along with those fun facts, we also grew again! This year we welcome aboard Colleen to our admin team and Laurie our newest trainer, who also certified in 2021.  We added new classes and also brought in new products we love for you.

Although not all of 2021 was wonderful, in February we lost our heart when Quinte Canine's Wrangler crossed the rainbow bridge. But with an ending, starts a new beginning. In May we began fostering and rehabilitating Charger. And although, no dog will ever be able to hold our hearts like Wrangler did, Charger help some of the healing this year. So as you enter 2022, remember to tell your dog every single say that he/she is special.  One o the new years resolutions we should all subscribe to this year: be the amazing person your dog thinks you are!

As always, stay safe and keep those tails wagging!

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 January 19 at 2:30pm (Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23)
Wednesday February 2 at 1:00pm (Feb 2, 9, 16,  23, Mar 2 & 9)
Tuesday February 8 at 5:30pm (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8 & 15)
Wednesday March 2 at 5:30pm (Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Apr 6)
Wednesday March 16 at 2:30pm (Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13 & 20)
Wednesday March 23 at 7:00pm (Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20 & 27)

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 January 31 at 2:30pm (Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 & Mar 7)
Monday January 31 at 7:00pm (Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 & Mar 7)
Tuesday February 8 at 1:00pm (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8 & 15)
Tuesday February 8 at 7:00pm (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8 & 15)
Tuesday March 1 at 4:00pm (Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Apr 5)
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)

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. 

Thursday February 17 at 12:30pm (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24)
Thursday March 10 at 11:00am (Mar 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7 & 14)
Tuesday April 5 at 7:00pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10)

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) - Tuesday April 5 at 1:00pm (Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10)
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 ($146.90 including taxes).

Beginners - Thursday January 6 at 2:00pm (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 &10)

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 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
Wednesday January 12  - 2:15pm - Small & Shy
Wednesday January 12 - 3:00pm - Teen
Thursday January 13 - 12:15pm - Small
Thursday January 13 - 1:00pm - Puppy
Tuesday January 25 - 5:30pm - Small & Shy
Tuesday January 25 - 6:15pm - Puppy
Tuesday January 25 - 7:00pm - Teen
Charger Update

December brought with it, a great healing time, and Chargers first official Christmas as a part of a family!! He is all healed up from his marathon surgery at the end of November and we are waiting for a little more hair to grow back and he will be in tip top shape!

Santa-paws spoiled him with new toys and fun activities throughout the month as he learned all about the busyness the season can bring. He was a gentleman at this years Holiday Drop In, soliciting head scratches from anyone who would pay attention to him and getting to say hello to a few of his human and dogs friends.

Overall his healing journey has been a long one. Some days it feels like yesterday and others it feels a lifetime ago that we agreed to a foster dog with an estimated recovery of 8-10 weeks. Now in week 34 of his journey, we feel he is finally feeling good enough to romp, play and truly be the dog he was meant to be! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook to see the next step of his journey!
Student Brags in December!
Basic Scent Level 1 - Jiggs, Corby, Spencer, Skye & Obi
Rally O - Jimmy, Theo, Tilly, Baxter, Rosie, Trigger, Bailey, Trilly, Ben & Harley
Puppy - Rue, Baxter, Sammy, Oli, Lucy & Winston
Basic - Zeus, Arlo, Rex, Diesel, Molly & Stella
Puppy - Mac, Angus, Ella, Kevin, Lola, Lloyd & Ollie (virtual)
Puppy - Raya, Nugget, Griffin, Taz, Frannie & Reba
Teen Basics - Darby, Rosie, Teddy & Rascal
What did the man name his two new watch dogs?
Rolex & Timex!
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