November Newsletter!

October has been an extremely busy month here at Quinte Canine! Between many successes from our Super Sniffers as well as our amazing Rally O students, to opening a second location and finishing up the shelter's Wiggle Waggle Walkathon! As you can see with just how full this newsletter is, we have been very busy with dozens of projects on the go!  But we managed to get through to the other side; maybe with a few more grey hair but still at the other side.  :) 

With November now here, we are ramping up for our annual Holiday Drop In as well as events for the Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward so read on and do reach out if you have any questions!

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)

Please visit to learn more about our policies.

Puppy Class
For puppies 8-16 weeks of age. Don't delay! Important information: click here  Class is $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes)

Wednesday November 9 at 5:30pm (Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 7 & 14)
Wednesday November 23 at 2:30pm (Nov 23, 30 Dec 7, 14, 21 & 28)
Wednesday November 30 at 7:00pm (Nov 30 Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 & Jan 4)
Wednesday December 14 at 1:00pm (Dec 14, 21, 28, Jan 4, 11 & 18)
Wednesday December 28 at 5:30pm (Dec 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1)
Wednesday January 4 at 4:00pm (Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1 & 8)

Teen Basics
This class is for Quinte Canine Puppy class graduates who are under 6 months of age. Class is $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes)

Monday December 5 at 2:30pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)
Monday December 5 at 5:30pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)
Tuesday January 3 at 2:30pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)
Tuesday January 3 at 7:00pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)

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! $175+HST ($197.75 including taxes).  

Monday December 5 at 1:00pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)
Tuesday January 3 at 5:30pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)
Monday February 6 at 7:00pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20)
Intermediate Obedience
For dogs over 6 months who have attended wither our Basic Obedience Class or Teen Basics class.  If you have mastered the basics in distracted environments its time to bring the skills to the next level. $175+HST ($197.75 including taxes).

Monday February 6 at 2:30pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20)

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!  Class is $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes)

Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Monday December 5 at 5:30pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Monday February 6 at 1:00pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20)

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 $165+HST ($186.45 including taxes)

Tuesday January 3 at 4:00pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)

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 are $165+HST ($186.45 including taxes)

Tuesday January 3 at 5:30pm (Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7)

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.

Although the registration process above is always to fastest to secure a space in class, walk-in enrollments are accepted Mondays from 4-4:45pm, Wednesdays 4-4:45pm. 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
Wednesday November 2 - 3:45pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday November 2 - 4:30pm - Puppies 16-24 weeks
Tuesday November 8 - 3:15pm - 16-24 weeks
Wednesday November 9 - 3:45pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday November 16 - 12:30pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday November 23 - 6:45pm - 16-24 weeks
Wednesday November 23 - 7:30pm - Under 16 weeks
Friday December 2 - 10:15am - 16-24 weeks
Friday December 2 - 11:00am - Tiny & Shy
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!
Super Sniffer Brags!
Harley & Kate SD-MACH & SD-GCh (Scent Detection Master Champion Title & Scent Detection Games Champion Title) - Excellent Container x2, Excellent Interior, Excellent Exterior, Speed, Aerial, Distance, Team - Utopia Trial, 1St Place Elite/MACH Boneyard Challenge - Kingston
Bailey & Guy - SD-MACH (Scent Detection Master Champion Title) - Advanced Exterior x2, Advanced Interior, Excellent Interior, Distance - Utopia Trial
Gunner & Jill - Excellent Container, Team and 1s Place Team - Utopia Trial
Harley & Ruby - 2nd Place Untitled/Started Level Boneyard Challenge - Kingston
Matilda & Rose - 2nd Place Elite/MACH Level Boneyard Challenge - Kingston
Ruby & Alanna - 4th Place Advanced Level Boneyard Challenge - Kingston

Jessie & Marylyn - Elite Level Qulifying Score - Newmarket Trial
Jazz & Terri SDI & SDN (CKC Scent Detection Instinct & Scent Detection Novice) - CKC Instinct, CKC Novice Container, Interior Exterior - Belleville Trial
Trilly & Laurie SDI & SDN (CKC Scent Detection Instinct & Scent Detection Novice) - CKC Instinct, CKC Novice Container, Interior Exterior - Belleville Trial
Norman & Anne SDI & SDN (CKC Scent Detection Instinct & Scent Detection Novice) - CKC Instinct, CKC Novice Container, Interior Exterior - Belleville Trial
Odin & Laurie - CKC Open Container - Belleville Trial
Scent Detection Games Workshop!

Saturday December 3rd from 9-5pm at Quinte Canine!

Come learn about the 4 fun sniffing games available in the SDDA! Audit spaces are still available for this workshop (sorry, working spaces are sold out) and are $50. 
Email us today at to secure a space!
Rally-O Success!

Congratulations to our Rally O students this month as they participated in virtual and live trials!
Shelly (Quinte Canine Rally O Trainer) & Gem - WR1 & CRA MCL (Working Rookie 1 Title & CARO Rally Advanced Title) - Working Rookie 1, Advanced
Laurie (Quinte Canine Trainer) & Ben CRV & CRB & CRS (CARO Rally Versatility Title & Bronze Title Award of Merit & Silver Title Award of Merit)-  Versatility B, Versatility C x5
Laurie (Quinte Canine Trainer) & Trilly - WR1 (Working Rookie 1 Title) - Versatility B x2, Excellent C, 9 Working Rookie Qs
Joan & Rosie - CRB (CARO Rally Bronze Award of Merit) - Excellent x6, Working Rooking Qs x10
Guy & Bailey - 2 Excellent, Working Rookie 1 x6
Flyer & Barbara - CRA (CARO Rally Advanced Title) - Advanced x2, Excellent x1
Kate & Harley - CRA (CARO Rally Advanced Title) - Advanced x2
Andrea & Jimmy CRNT (CARO Rally Novice Team Title) - Novice Team x3, Working Rookie x3
Matilda & Rose CRNT (CARO Rally Novice Team Title) - Novice Team x3, Advanced
China & Cheryl CRN (CARO Rally Novice Title) - Novice
Gizmo & Mike CRN (CARO Rally Novice Title) - Novice & Advanced
Dare & Val - WR1 (Working Rookie 1 Title) - Working Rookie Qs x16, Working Elite Qs x2
Big news!
We now have a location to the North!
Quinte Canine North will begin accepting private one to one training clients (and hopefully some small groups soon) on Monday evenings starting November 7th with Laurie! This heated 25x50 training space on Lajoie Rd in Marmora (10 min west of Madoc), will be open to pre-booked clients only. If you would like to book training in this location (sorry behaviour modification is not offered at this location) please contact us via email at

Congratulations to Quinte Canine’s Canines Sam & Brenda, Odin & Fran, Raya & Yvonne, Rosie/Hazel & Christine and Trigger & Catherine. The team won first place as the top fundraising team with $2235.08‼️
But the real winners are all this cute paws at the Humane Society of Hastings and Prince Edward with a fun and successful event. Thank you Quinte community for all of your support!
Student Brags in October
Novice Trick Dog - Dizzy, Bentley, Ollie, Hewson, Sophie & Rex
Basic Scent Detection Level 3 - Flash, Gordie, Inca, Alexia, Molly & Jesse
Teen Basics - Koda, Whiskey, Grace, Tucker, River & Jasper
Basic Obedience - Edi, Nova, Nala & Merle
Puppy Class -
Murphy, Teddy, Arlo, Mika, Yogi, Sherman, Merlin & Ginger
Puppy Class - Henry, Ellie, Indie, Farley, Rocco & Willow
Puppy Class - Joey, Chloe, Ozzy, Tilly & Shiloh
Basic Obedience - Riley, Bailey, Bowser, Winston & Hudson
Basic Obedience - Willow, Annie, Carter & Luna
Intermediate Obedience - Heaney, Rosie, Spirit, Alice, Echo & Kai
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