July Newsletter!

As we move into the dog days of summer, it is nice to see the community beginning to open up and safely start returning to some level of 'normal'. What the future 'normal' will look like is anyone's guess, but the sun and outdoors can certainly do wonders for our spirits and our bodies.

What is also good for us and our dogs is growth. Personal and professional growth is a cornerstone of Quinte Canine and we are happy to announce that we are growing! We would like to welcome Laurie Glencross to our team on a part time basis! You may remember Laurie from various classes in the past and from many many Super Sniffer brags. Laurie has many years of experience training dogs in various venues such as agility, scent detection, rally and more! Laurie recently graduated (one of the top students) from the Canine Foundations Training Academy through Georgian College. As she begins to get set up with us, we are hoping this will alleviate some of our backlogged wait list. Be sure to say hello and introduce yourself. Welcome to the team Laurie!

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)

We want to do everything possible to ensure that we keep our community safe. Therefore, we have created and implemented strict health and safety protocols for classes including social distancing guidelines, regular disinfection, mandatory masks and more. With uncertainty in the future we want to keep you and your family healthy. 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. Yvonne is able to watch you and your dog working together to assist, provide feedback and help you learn! You still receive all the class handouts and we are here to support you even outside of class! Classes are fun, interactive and enjoyable; and the best part, your dog can be highly successful with dedicated attention on you. This has been a great alternative during past shut downs and we have received many communications from students saying how they enjoyed the class so much.

Puppy Class
For puppies 8-18 weeks of age. Don't delay! Important information: click here  Class is $120+HST ($135.60 with taxes).

Monday August 16, 2021 at 3:00pm (Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20 & 27 - no class Sep 6)
Monday August 16, 2021 at 5:30pm (Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20 & 27 - no class Sep 6)

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 ($135.60 with taxes).

Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 1:30pm (July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10 & 27) - just 1 space left in this class
Thursday July 29, 2021 at 1:00pm (Jul 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 & Sep 2)
Monday August 16, 2021 at 7:00pm (Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20 & 27 - no class Sep 6)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month 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! $130+HST ($146.90 including taxes).

Monday August 16, 2021 at 12:00pm (Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20 & 27 - no class Sep 6)
Monday August 16, 2021 at 1:30pm (Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20 & 27 - no class Sep 6)

Basic 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.

Basic Scent Detection Level 2 - Monday August 16, 2021 at 8:30pm (Aug 16, 23, 30, Sep 13, 20 & 27 - no class Sep 6)

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.

Thursday July 29, 2021 at 11:30am (Jul 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 & Sep 2)

Quinte Canine's Rally classes are built for dogs aged 5 months and older who have previous obedience experience (with Quinte Canine or elsewhere). Visit: for more information. $130+HST

Please email us at to be added to the notification list for upcoming classes - contact us to find out more or visit our website above.  
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.

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. Please be sure to mark your calendar as no reminder emails are sent.

Masks are required at this time and we request that a maximum of 1 person per dog attend. 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 July 16  11:30am - Teen
Friday July 16  12:15pm - Small/Puppy
Friday July 16  1:00pm - Dog
Wednesday July 21 1:15pm - Dog
Wednesday July 21 2:00pm - Teen
Wednesday July 21 2:45pm - Small/Puppy
Sunday July 25 2:30pm - Small/Puppy
Sunday July 25 3:15pm - Teen
Friday July 30 12:15pm - Dog
Friday July 30 1:00pm - Small/Puppy
Charger Update!

We have now had Charger for over 7 weeks and are really getting to know him better with each passing day. Of course, due to a number of factors like medications, medical issues, the cone of shame and restrictions we still are not seeing the true dog that he is. Of course, what we have seen so far is dog who enjoys learning with more energy then imaginable. :)

Charger visited his friends at LVOARS this past Monday for an extensive (hopefully) final surgery to save his leg. The determination, kindness and skills of Dr Paul cannot be beat and we are still keeping our paws crossed that this will be a final fix. Of course saving his leg is of utmost importance to us all but if he does need amputation in the future we know we will love him just as much and be sure to rehabilitate him properly with the help of his extended family at LVOARS. As they say: all dogs are born with 3 legs and a spare. 

Be sure to visit our Facebook page for some training videos, progress reports and even fun videos like our most recent video of Charger finally learning what those funny things (toys) we keep offering him are. The cuteness of him playing with a toy will just ooze through the screen at you. 

Rally-O Brags!
Quinte Canine Rally-O dogs and their human team mates really did some amazing things over the past few weeks! Thanks to all their hard work, these teams are really shining! We can't wait to host an official in person trial once safer to do so, but in the meantime they participate in the CARO virtual trial.
  • Bailey & Guy - 3 qualifying scores to make his CARO Rally Novice Title!
  • Ben & Laurie - 3 qualifying scores to make his CARO Rally Advanced Title!
  • Trilly & Laurie - 3 qualifying scores to make her CARO Rally Advanced Title!
  • Rosie & Joan - 3 qualifying scores to make her CARO Rally Novice Title (Magna Cum Laude!)
  • Silas & Jennifer/Trilly & Laurie - 3 qualifying scores to make their CARO Rally Novice Team Title!
  • Silas & Jennifer - 2 qualifying scores toward his CARO Rally Novice Title!
  • Baxter & Tricia - 2 qualifying scores toward his CARO Rally Novice Title!
  • Jackson & Rose - 2 qualifying scores toward his CARO Rally Novice Title - with one perfect 200/200
Student Brags in June!
Puppy - Meadow, George, Ruby, Marley, Milly, & Penny
Puppy - Maisy Bean, Cheez, Gus, Ruby, Halloway & Tilly
Puppy - Iroh, Bo, Millie, Ripley, Ginger & Chia
Basic Obedience - Ellis, Lulu, DD, Eddie, Carlo & Tucker
Puppy - Piper, Wila, Alvey, Sergeant & Charlie
Teen Basics - Stella, Max, Fynnegan, Basil, Migizi & Jasper
You have to be careful after it rains cats and dogs and make sure you don’t step in a Poodle.
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