February Newsletter!

As usual, winter has certainly caught up with us. It is a great time to remind all students that during the winter months it is important to add 2 extra weeks to your calendar for classes as potential snow dates so that if we need to cancel due to poor road conditions you can attend the extra classes added onto the end (to ensure you get 6 full classes). With winter it is also important to ensure we are prepared for other snow days that come with living in Canada. Do you pack an extra meal or two in your car for your dog? If you get snowed-in at a friend or family members house, having your dogs regular food on hand may really help. Being prepared does just mean good snow tires, it means making sure all family members are prepared. 

We have made some minor adjustments this month to the play date dog and puppy groupings to ensure your dogs have the most fun. We had also hoped to offer some of our 1 hour workshops in February or March but alas there are literally no days throughout either month that are available to offer them due to classes, trials, judging and special events. But stay tuned we hope to be able to book some in early this spring.

Thank you Quinte Community! Because of you we once again won the
Community Votes Belleville for 2022, for a 3rd year in a row! It is because of you that we strive to be the best community centre for dog people!

Your friend,
Yvonne Ferguson, CPDT-KSA, CTDI

Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Behaviour Consultant - Quinte Canine
Upcoming Classes!
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 (DHP) and rabies vaccinations. 

If you have a dog with special needs please contact us to discuss how we can work with you.

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 February 8 at 4:00pm (Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8 & 15)
Wednesday February 22 at 5:30pm (Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)
Wednesday March 15 at 2:30pm (Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12 & 19)
Wednesday March 29 at 7:00pm (Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3)
Wednesday April 12 at 4:00pm (Apr 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 & 17)
Wednesday April 26 at 5:30pm (Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31)

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)

Tuesday February 28 at 7:00pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)
Friday March 24 at 1:30pm (Mar 24, 31, Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5 - no class Apr 7)
Monday April 10 at 2:30pm (Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 & 15)
Monday April 10 at 5:30pm (Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 & 15)

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).  

Tuesday February 28 at 2:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4) - just 1 space available
Tuesday February 28 at 5:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)
Friday March 24 at 12:00pm (Mar 24, 31, Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5 - no class Apr 7)
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) - just 1 space left in this class

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 February 6 at 1:00pm (Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 & 20 - no class Feb 20) - just 2 spaces left in this class
Basic Scent Detection Level 3 (prerequisite is level 2) - Wednesday March 15 at 4:00pm (Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12& 19) - this class is offsite at various locations within a 15 minute drive of our facility
Basic Scent Detection Level 3 (prerequisite is level 2) - Wednesday March 15 at 5:15pm (Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12& 19) - this class is offsite at various locations within a 15 minute drive of our facility

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 February 28 at 4:00pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)
Tuesday February 28 at 7:00pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)

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 February 28 at 5:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4)

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 February 8 - 1:00pm - Tiny (under 14lbs)
Wednesday February 8 - 1:45pm - Small (14-20lbs)
Wednesday February 15 - 5:30pm - Tiny (under 14lbs)

Wednesday February 15 - 6:15pm - Puppies (12-20 weeks)
Tuesday February 21 - 6:45pm - Small (14-20lbs)
Wednesday March 1 - 1:30pm - Puppies (12-20 weeks)
Wednesday March 1 - 2:15pm - Tiny (under 14lbs)
Wednesday March 1 - 3:00pm - Small (14-20lbs)
Scent Detection Games Workshop!
Saturday February 11 from 9-5pm at Quinte Canine!
Come learn about the 4 fun sniffing games available in the SDDA!
Working Spaces are limited and are $100
Audit space also available and are $50. 
Email us today at to secure a space!
Super Sniffer Brags!

Piper & Tina - Elite #3 - Container, Interior, Exterior - Barrie Trial
Student Brags in January
Puppy Class - Mina, Zak, Luna, Pepper & Ginger
Basic Obedience - Beau, Oliver, Russ, Buddy & Hudson
Teen Basics- Teddy, Daisy, Skylar, Phoebe, Farley & Jael
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 - Laika, Palladin, Angus & Opal
Puppy Class - Penelope, Tilly, Georgia, Luke, Brinx, Roxy & Karl
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