September Newsletter!

It's back to school time! Not just for the kids but also for the fur-kids too! Because we are working hard to add a big variety of classes and offer everything everyone wants, we have had to grow again!

We would like to welcome Colleen Phillips! Colleen has been working in the administrative field for over 10 years and will be helping us to keep on top of the logistical work here at Quinte Canine. You might recognize her as her dogs have a fan following. Her 7 year old Yorkie, Rhody is not only a Master Champion scent detection dog but very involved in tricks and even magazine modelling. Obsidian (Obi), her Basenji is now and up and comer in the dog sport world ad we look forward to seeing him grow. He already has some trick titles under his belt and also models with his big brother Rhody.  Colleen will be working on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays so please stop and say hello.  With Colleen available, we can now have some 'regular hours' for walk in retail and registrations. Walk-ins for registration, inquiries and retail are welcome on Mondays from 3-5, Wednesdays 4-5 and Fridays from 12-2pm (excluding holidays, this will be updated on the Contact page of our website as it may change in future months). 

We would also like to introduce you to Victoria Blondin,
BVM&S, MSc., BSc., Cert. SAPT (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, Masters of Science, Bachlor of Science, Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer) There is a great need for qualified behaviour modification within our community, and at Quinte Canine we just cannot do it alone (due to extremely long wait lists). We are very excited to have developed a strategic alliance with Victoria Blondin of Shaggy Dog Pet Services to help the dogs, and the people who love them, in the Quinte community. To learn more about these services or learn more about Victoria please or book an appointment please email us at

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. 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. 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.

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 October 18, 2021 at 2:30pm (Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22)
Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 2:30pm (Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17 & 24)
Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 5:30pm (Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)

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).

Thursday September 30, 2021 at 1:00pm (Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 & Nov 4)
Monday October 18, 2021 at 7:00pm (Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22)
Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 7:00pm (Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)

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).
Thursday September 30, 2021 at 11:30am (Sep 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 & Nov 4)
Monday October 18, 2021 at 1:00pm (Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22)

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. $130+HST ($146.90 including taxes).

Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 2:30pm (Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)

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 ($146.90 including taxes).

Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Tuesday October 26, 2021 at 1:00pm (Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)

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

Classes starting this fall - 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.

New - Although the registration process above is always to fastest to secure a space in class, walk-in enrollments are accepted Mondays from 3-5, Wednesdays 4-5 and Fridays from 12-2pm (this will be updated on the Contact page of our website as it may change in future months). Please remember to bring your 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 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

Wednesday September 8 - 5:30pm - Smalls & Puppies
Wednesday September 8 - 6:15pm - Dog
Wednesday September 8 - 7:00pm - Puppy
Tuesday September 14 - 6:30pm - Smalls & Puppies
Tuesday September 14 - 7:15pm - Teens
Friday September 17 - 12:30pm - Dog
Friday September 17 - 1:15pm - Small
Friday September 17 - 2:00pm - Dog
Wednesday September 29 - 1:30pm - Small
Monday October 4 - 2:30pm - Small
Monday October 4 - 3:15pm - Dog
Monday October 4 - 2:30pm - Puppy
Monday October 4 - 2:30pm - Teen

Charger Update!

We are in week 16 of Charger's road  recovery and although not 100% out of the woods, I would say 99%!

As he is healing we are now beginning to venture out more and more into the world. He is learning that all the sights and sounds of daily life are not scary, but instead positive (or at least neutral).  His adventures have included local parks and a vendors market. Now that his leash skills are doing so well, he is also learning more about freedom (limited). Once we had walking on a loose leash mastered we began working him more in open spaces on a long line to learn general centripetal value and recall. Charger is a flight risk, as we know since this is how he ended up in his current situation, so a long line is a fantastic way to build skills but still get some freedom. 

Charger wanted me to pass along and important message!

"Since I am doing SO well and have been medically cleared to walk 2-3km, I want to participate in this years Wiggle Waggle Walkathon for the shelter! Everyone was so generous to come together and raise the needed funds to get me healthy again I was hoping to help raise some money for my fur-friends back at the shelter. I hope they too can have a happy ending like me! Please consider making a donation to my walk this year and then come out to see me strut my stuff at the event (information below). Thank you friends!"

Donate on behalf of Charger at: Charger the Foster Dog | Donate To Quinte Humane Society's Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see more pictures and get even more updates on Charge's great adventures!
We now carry The Bully Grip!

The Bully Grip  state of the art design helps to grip a hard chew stick (bully stick, raw hide stick, etc) in place so that a dog can enjoy eating the treat while helping eliminate the risk of choking by swallowing the last piece.  The design helps prevent a dog from pulling the treat out.  We believe this is the best Bully Stick holder on the market!  We recommend to use with supervision. 

Check it out:

Just $25 tax included!
($30 for the Large)
Trial Results:
Gunner & Jill - Advanced Containers, Interior (1st place working stream) - Amaranth Trial
Harley & Kate - Advanced Containers, Interior (1st place working stream) - Amaranth Trial
Piper & Tina - Advanced Containers, Interior, Excellent Exterior - Pembroke Trial
Gunner & Jill - Advanced Containers, Interior - Pembroke Trial
Oliver & Bonnie - Advanced Containers, Interior, Excellent Containers - Pembroke Trial

Matilda (Tilly) & Rose - Congratulations on achieving their Scent Detection Master Champion Title with Excellent Exterior and Interior at the Pembroke Trial!!!!!
Student Brags in September!
Rally O Advanced - Baxter, Trigger, Marlie & Echo
Rally O Excellent - Trilly, Ben, Silas, Bailey & Harley
Rally O Beginners - Theo, Wellington, Jimmy & Tilly
Basic - Boomer, Mabel, Ayr, Ember, Buddy & Daisy
Teen - Finley, Skye, Archie, Otis & Rosie
Puppy - Sadie, Lucille, Blaze, Marcus, Cooper & Holly
Puppy - Pippi, Koa, Ray, Sadie, Marcus, Rook & Flash
Teen - Yuri, Flash, Yoshi, Rayne, Kanook, Cora & Kelly
Basic Scent Detection Level 3 (now Super Sniffers) - Ruby, Hazel, Nala & Kali
What kind of dog keeps the best time?
A watch dog!
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