December 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, 
As you can imagine, I can barely contain myself with the Holiday Pot Luck Party coming up! This is hands down one of my favorite events of the year!  Getting to see so many smiling faces, eat good food and laugh. II really hope to see you there, recent or previous clients!  I love updates and always want to know how your dogs are doing!  And this year I have an extra special surprise in store for the young and young-at-heart.  We will be having a special visitor arriving after dinner to join the fun! I hope you can come as the RSVP deadline is quickly approaching (one week away).  See invitation below. 

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 - 5:45pm - Monday December 16, 2019 (Dec 16, 23, 30, Jan 6, 13 & 20) - For puppies 8-13 weeks old - just 1 space left in this class
Trenton - 5:45pm - Tuesday January 7, 2020 (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 18 - no class Feb 11)
Belleville - 7:00pm - Thursday January 23, 2020 (Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 20, 27 & Mar 5 - no class Feb 13)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month of age who are up-to-date on vaccinations and are dog and people friendly. $120+HST.
Belleville - 8:15pm - Thursday January 23, 2020 (Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 20, 27 & Mar 5 - no class Feb 13)

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

Trenton - 3:15pm - Tuesday January 7, 2020 (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 & 18 - no class Feb 11)

Micro Dogs Play-dates! 
To become a part of this group please visit (don't forget to fill out the 3 questions asked during request). Play-dates are $10 each dog and held on an irregular schedule. More information can be found in the Micro Dogs Online group!

Belleville - 5:45pm - Monday December 2, 2019
Belleville - 3:15pm - Monday December 30, 2019
Belleville - 4:30pm - Thursday January 30, 2020
Belleville - 4:30pm - Thursday February 27, 2020

Workshop - Tug Power!
A one-hour workshop for you and your dog!  Does your dog like to tug?  Does he/she know how to tug?  Do you know how to tug? Tug is a fun, interactive and structured game that you can play with your dog.  If you both learn the rules of tug together you can use tug as a reward, for exercise or just because you have both learned to love it! Come learn fun, encouraging and positive ways to tug with your dog! Just $20. This workshop is designed for dog and people friendly dogs of all ages and abilities.

Belleville - 4:30pm - Thursday January 23, 2020


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. 
November Super Sniffer Success!

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

Thunder & Tina - SD-CH (Scent Detection Champion) - Excellent Container, Excellent Interior - Jordan Station Trial
Daegan & Bruce  - SD-A-SP (Scent Detection Advanced Special) - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior, Advance Exterior, Aerial Qualified, Distance Qualified - Jordan Station Trial
Freya & Janet - Aerial Qualified, Distance Qualified - Jordan Station Trial
Ben & Laurie - Advanced Container, Advanced Interior  - Jordan Station Trial
Gunner & Jill - Started Interior - Jordan Station Trial

Also congratulations to all who passed our SDDA Designed Odor Test (DOT) on November 10th! Some are already Super Sniffer and some are what we like to call soon-to-be Super Sniffer!

Laurie & Trilly - Wintergreen & Pine
Tamara & Nala - Wintergreen
Brenda & Samwise - Wintergreen, Pine & Thyme
Janet & Freya - Wintergreen, Pine & Thyme
Bruce & Daegan - Wintergreen, Pine & Thyme
Shellie & Bean - Wintergreen
Danielle & Kaine - Wintergreen, Pine & Thyme
Shannon & Drake - Wintergreen
Debbie & Lulu - Wintergreen
Larissa & Rigger - Wintergreen
Jamie & Marlie - Wintergreen

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.  We try to only reuse the same location once every 6 months.

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!

What do you get when you cross a snowman and a dog?

Student Brags in November!

Belleville Basic Obedience - Indie, Ringo, Holly, Rosey, Mac & Hank
Belleville Puppy Class - Baxter, Sophie, Hank, Louie, Paisley, Wellington, Reiner & Daisy
Belleville Basic Obedience - Cae, Fleury, Higgins & Joy
Belleville Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Bonnie, Maverick & Atlas

Trenton Basic Obedience - Tootsie, Archer, Oakley, Penny & Shanna
Trenton Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Bailey, Mac, Dempsey, Mercy & Moby
Trenton Puppy Class - Sadie, Frankie, Bruce, Louie, Lily, Teddy, Oskar & Kyia
Trenton Basic Obedience - Atlas 1, Atlas 2, Avery, Max, Lexi & Louetta
FYI: Holiday Closure
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS! Quinte Canine will be closed for our annual holidays with very limited access to email, telephones and Facebook messages from Friday February 7th to Monday February 17th 2020. We will resume regular service on Monday February 17th.

 We will respond to emails and messages once we return. For class registration please send an email to and registration instructions will be forwarded to you.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

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

Photos with Santa - Pet Valu Belleville
Saturday December 7th 10am - 4pm

All proceeds to the Lions Club Dogguides program. Call 613-962-6580 for appointment.

Christmas Display and Photos with Santa
Friday December 13th & Saturday December 14th - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

89 South John St Belleville.  Donations welcome with all proceeds going to the Quinte Humane Society. Pet photos with Santa are $5.

Quinte Humane Society at the Quinte Mall
Monday December 16th - Friday December 20th

Be sure to visit the community booth at the Quinte Mall (near Sports Check) to purchase your QHS merchandise, Pawlicious chocolate bars and say hi! The booth will be open during all mall hours so stop by to say hello!

Quinte Canine's Annual Potluck Holiday Party
Thursday December 12th! 6:00pm - 9:00pm

51 Highland Ave, Belleville, ON. K8P 3R2
There will be food, friends, a few games and laughs! (This is a human only event)
Please R.S.V.P. before December 7th to and include: the # of guests and the dish you will be bringing. 

This is a free event for Quinte Canine clients and friends.  There will be a 50/50 draw and raffle with proceeds to Quinte Humane Society.  The famous Quinte Humane Society Pawlicious Chocolate bars will also be available for sale for just $10! Get them while they last, they make a great gift or stocking stuffer!

We will also be collecting items under the Christmas tree to be donated to the Quinte Humane Society from their ‘Wishlist’ including but not limited to: Bleach, Cat Litter, Laundry Soap, Paper Towel, Windex, All Purpose Spray Cleaner, KMR Kitten Milk, Old Towels, XL Heavy Duty Garbage Bags & Hand Sanitizer
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