December Newsletter!
It feels like just a short time ago I was writing the recap for 2019 and preparing that stats for our fun facts. What happened to 2020? I bet many are more then happy to see this year over. And although so many negative and life changing events have pushed us all almost to our breaking point at times, I do have to admit 2020 was not all bad. 

2020 brought a closure to our business that lasted many months. And although it was frustrating, it gave time for us to prepare our biggest change to date. With the opening of our full time facility in June, we marked the beginning of a new era in dog training and friendships. 

Our little 'community center for dog people' has been flourishing over the past months and we can bare keep up with all of the need. This is just one of the reasons we needed to bring other amazing people into our circle. Early fall saw the arrival of our Rally-O instructor, Shelley Lyck, who we are blessed to have impart her guidance, wisdom and fun upon her students. As well the fall brought on a little weekly help from my assistant, Makayla, who's smiling face warms anyone's heart who has the chance to meet her. Also Laurie Glencross, a longtime student and friend began to provide assistance in classes in December while she finalizes her hours for the dog trainer certification program. We know you will make an amazing dog trainer Laurie and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you! Your help is invaluable. 

In 2020 we were still able to hold onto some of our normal traditions, just modified! Our annual Holiday Potluck turned into a drop in celebration, still bringing in much needed supplies and donations to Quinte Humane Society.  We also began some new fun traditions this year despite the pandemic such as the Birthday Challenge!

So although our lives will not be the same moving into this coming as they have been in past years, we have a wonder new place to call home, we have each other and most importantly we have our dogs. So whatever the new year brings to you, I wish you all the best and thank

As always, stay safe and keep those tails wagging!

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.

Our physical location is 987 Old Highway 2, Belleville, ON.
(Half way between Belleville and Trenton along Highway 2, directly across from Connon Nurseries)

Puppy Class
For puppies under 18 weeks of age. $120+HST.

Wednesday February 17th, 2021 at 5:30pm (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24) - just 2 spaces left in this class
Wednesday February 17th, 2021 at 7:00pm (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24)
Wednesday February 17th, 2021 at 2:45pm (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24)

Teen Basics
This class is for Puppy class graduates who are between 4 months and 7 months of age and have graduated from Quinte Canine Puppy class. Class is $120+HST.

Tuesday January 26th, 2021 at 7:00pm (Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2) - just 2 spaces left in this class
Wednesday February 17th, 2021 at 1:15pm (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24) 

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month of age to learn and refresh skills. Great for dogs who have not attended a class before or puppy class graduates who are too old for teen basics! $130+HST.

Tuesday January 26th, 2021 at 1:30pm (Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2) - just 1 space left in this class
Wednesday February 17th, 2021 at 8:30pm (Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 & 24) - just 1 space left in this class

Intermediate Obedience
For dogs over 6 months who have attended wither our Basic Obedience Class or Teen Basics class.  This is a great preparation class if you are interested in completing the Canine Good Neighbour Test.  If you have mastered the basics in distracted environments its time to bring the skills to the next level. $130+HST.

Stay tuned for more classes to be announced in the February 1 newsletter!

Quinte Canine's Rally classes are built for dogs aged 5 months and older who have previous obedience experience (with Quinte Canine or elsewhere). Quinte Canine dogs who have completed the Intermediate Obedience class can join this fun. Visit: for more information. $130+HST.

Beginners - Thursday January 28, 2021 at 4:00pm (Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & Mar 4)
Novice - Thursday January 28, 2021 at 7:00pm (Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & Mar 4)
Advanced -
Thursday January 28, 2021 at 5:30pm (Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 & Mar 4)

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). $145+HST. (The trick title can be purchased separately for $30)

Tuesday January 26th, 2021 at 8:30pm (Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2)

Scent Detection

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!  $130+HST

To be announced in our February newsletter.

Basic Scent Detection - Level 2
For any dog who has completed Basic Scent Detection Level 1! $130+HST

Monday st 8:30pm - dates to begin in late January when lock down ends - just 1 space left
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.  Please note that those who submit both payment and form (payment only needed for existing students) will receive first opportunity 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. 
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. All play dates are being held at at our location located at 987 Old Highway 2 Belleville (half way between Belleville and Trenton on Highway 2, right across from Connon Nurseries).

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 one (or more) of the play dates listed below, 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.

Masks are required at this time and we request that a maximum of 2 persons per dog attend.

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.
Play Dates
Play dates will resume in February once the lock down ends. Please watch carefully for the February 1st newsletter with upcoming dates and times.
Thank you Quinte Community!  With your help and support we were able to donate over $4000 to Quinte Humane Society this year via various different fundraisers. From the birthday challenge to private Facebook fundraisers and raffles, you have helped make 2020 just a little easier for the animals.  Thank you so much!
2020 Fun Facts!
  • Most popular dog name for new clients in 2020 - Maggie! (Follow by a tie for second place with Charlie and Ruby)
  • Most popular dog breed for new clients in 2020 - Labrador (Followed by German Shepherd in second and Golden Retriever in 3rd).
  • In 2020, despite closures and cancelled trials, Quinte Canine students earned over 78 titles and over 170 Qs (a 'Q' signifies a qualifying score to be used for higher level titles). This includes 3 Championships/Master Championships, High in Trials, many high scoring placements and perfect scores. These numbers are a combination of dog trick titles and scent detection titles, even trick CAT titles!
  • Quinte Canine held over 95 in person and virtual (during lock down) group dog training classes in 2020!
  • In 2020 Quinte Canine finally opened a full time permanent facility located perfectly between Belleville and Trenton. This 3200 sq/ft facility is quickly becoming a 'hub' within our community for dogs and the people who love them with over 15 different class types to choose from, workshops, play dates and more. 
  • The Guinness World Record for the oldest dog breed is held by the Saluki! The breed dates back to 329BC and were kept as royal pets in Ancient Egypt. Reportedly, there are also carvings found in Southern Iraq of a dog that looks similar to a Saluki which dates back to 7000BC. Keep an eye on our Puppy Class graduates picture album on our Facebook page to spot the Saluki: Kingsley, graduating later this month!
Student Brags in December!
Novice Trick Dog - Jake, Sadie & Shelby
Rally O Beginners - Rosie, Echo, Charlie, Jackson & Baxter
Rally O Novice - Bailey, Trilly, Harley, Silas & Jake
Puppy - Stormy, Bonnie, Cobi, Odin, Bo & Ava
Puppy - Edom, Hank, Bubbs, Benson & Nelli
Basic Obedience - Gibson, Okiefe & Rae
Basic Obedience - Walter, Gus, Daisy, Bowie & Duke
Puppy - Jack, Kona, Stella, Abby, Mabel & Buddy
Basic Obedience - Kenzie, Navi, Milo, Charlie & Luna
Puppy - Oreo, Lewis, Hazel, Mickey & Mac
Teen Basics - Oslo, Briar, Nova, Finn, Spencer, d'Artagnan & Hazel
Basic Obedience - Idun, Theo, Molly & Aurora
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