October Newsletter!

Summer certainly clocked out on time this year! But many of our dogs absolutely love this time of year. You might notice their energy levels go up and suddenly a little more pep in their step, especially for our cold-weather dogs like the St Bernard, Bernese and many more!

Speaking of pep in the step, Quinte Canine's Ray A Sunshine, aka Raya really needs your help in reaching her goal of raising money for the Humane Society HPE. See below for more information and how to pledge her as she wiggles and waggles her way toward her goal!

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 October 5 at 2:30pm (Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9)
Wednesday October 12 at 7:00pm (Oct 12. 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 &16)
Wednesday October 26 at 1:00pm (Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)
Wednesday November 2 at 5:30pm (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 7)
Wednesday November 9 at 4:00pm (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)

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 October 17 at 7:00pm (Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14 & 21)
Tuesday November 1 at 2:30pm (Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6)
Tuesday November 1 at 7:00pm (Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6)
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)

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).  

Friday November 11 at 12:00pm (Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9 & 16)
Monday December 5 at 1:00pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)

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 1 (no prerequisite) - Monday October 17 at 1:00pm (Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14 & 21)
Basic Scent Detection Level 2 (prerequisite is level 1) - Monday December 5 at 7:00pm (Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2, 9 & 16 - no class Dec 26)

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 November 1 at 5:30pm (Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6) - class limited to 4 spaces

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 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
Tuesday October 11 - 3:30pm - Tiny & Shy
Tuesday October 18 - 4:00pm - Puppies 16-24 weeks
Tuesday October 18 - 7:45pm - Puppies Under 16 weeks
Wednesday October 19 - 1:15pm - Tiny & Shy
Tuesday October 25 - 4:45pm - Puppies 16-24 weeks
Tuesday October 25 - 5:30pm - Puppies Under 16 weeks
Wednesday November 2 - 3:45pm - Tiny & Shy
Wednesday November 2 - 4:30pm - Puppies 16-24 weeks

Raya needs your help to support the Humane Society HPE!  She will be Wiggle and Waggling this year at the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon to help raise money for animals in need as they await their FURever homes! No donation is too big or too small and every last dollar supports animals in care!

Here is a special message from Raya herself:

With only 2 weeks to go before the big event, she can really use your help to reach her goal. The goal seems so far away but she knows the community will help her! Every dollar counts so please donate today and CLICK HERE
(if you experience issues using a credit card, please try again and if still unsuccessful please email us at and we can provide you information on how to etransfer the shelter directly)
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!
Odin & Fran - Advanced Container, Interior & Exterior, Judge's Choice Saturday, 1st Place Excellent Container Monday, 1st Place Excellent Exterior Monday Amateur - Belleville Trial
Kaine & Danielle - SD-E-SP (Scent Detection Excellent Special title) - Advanced Container & Interior, Excellent Container x2, Interior x2 & Exterior, Judge's Choice Excellent Sunday, 1st Place Excellent Interior Saturday Amateur on Sunday AND Monday, 1st Place Overall Working team Excellent Monday - Belleville Trial
Obi & Colleen - Advanced Interior & Exterior - Belleville Trial
Bailey & Guy - SD-CH (Scent Detection Champion Title) - Advanced Interior, Excellent Container & Exterior, 1st Place Excellent Exterior Monday Working - Belleville Trial - Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior, Excellent Container, Excellent Interior, Excellent Exterior & Distance - Utopia Trial
Jiggs & Denise -SD-A-SP (Scent Detection Advanced Special title) - Advanced Container, Interior & Exterior. 1st Place Advanced Container, Interior & Exterior Saturday Advanced Amateur, 1st Place Overall Advanced Amateur team Saturday - Belleville Trial
Piper & Tina - Elite #2 - Belleville Trial
Jessie & Marylyn - SD-EL (Scent Detection Elite title) - Belleville Trial
Bean & Shellie - Advanced Interior - Belleville Trial
Kali - SD-A-SP (Scent Detection Advanced Special title) - Advanced Container x2, Interior x2 & Exterior - Belleville Trial
Ruby & Alanna - SD-A-SP (Scent Detection Advanced Special title) - Advanced Container x2, Interior x2 & Exterior x2, 1st Place Advanced Container, Interior, Exterior Amateur Saturday =, 1st Place Advanced Container & Interior Monday Amateur - HIGH IN TRIAL on Sunday AND Monday - Belleville Trial
Samwise & Brenda - Advanced Container, Interior & Exterior, Excellent Container & Exterior x2, 1st Place Advanced Interior Sunday Working - Belleville Trial
Ben & Laurie - Advanced Container, Exterior, Judge's Choice Excellent Monday, 1st Place Overall Working Team Sunday Advanced - Belleville Trial
Kizhi & Lee - SD-A-SP (Scent Detection Advanced Special title) - Advanced Container x2, Interior & Exterior - Belleville Trial
Jazz & Terri - Advanced Container & Interior - Belleville Trial
Abby & Katherine - Excellent Container - Belleville Trial
Harley & Kate - Excellent Container x2 & Exterior, Judge's Choice Advanced Monday - Belleville Trial
Skye & Diane - SD-E (Scent Detection Excellent title) - Excellent Container, 1st Place Excellent Container Saturday Amateur - Belleville Trial
Trilly & Laurie - Excellent Exterior - Belleville Trial
Gunner & Jill - Excellent Container, 1st Place Excellent Container Monday Working - Belleville Trial - Excellent Container, Excellent Interior - Utopia Trial
Save the Dates!

Trivia and Treats - The Humane Society Hastings and Prince Edward is proud to bring back our annual Trivia and Treats being held at the Trenton Legion on the evening of Friday November 25th! This fun filled night is a great way to have some laughs and support our shelter!  Stay tuned for more information to come soon!

Holiday Drop In - The annual Quinte Canine Holiday Drop In Celebration and Open House is being planned for Thursday December 15th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm!  Pop in and support the Humane Society with our PAWesome raffle and share a warm hot chocolate! Stay tuned for more information to come soon!

Quinte Mall - Once again this year The Humane Society Hastings and Prince Edward will be set up at the Quinte Mall in the Community booth (just east of Sport Check) in the week leading up to Christmas with amazing items for sale. Stop in for your last minute gift needs and get those stocking stuffers!
Student Brags in August
Puppy Class - Willow, Manny, Maybell, Opal, Buster & Frankie
Novice Trick Dog - Alice & Murphy
Puppy Class -
Harry, Rocket, Ozzie, Milo, Benny & Sam
Puppy Class - Hazel, Archie, Rip, Milo, Zoe, Molly & Dottie
Teen Basics - Ivy, Ruby, Luna, Sophie & Daisy
Basic Obedience - Misty, Scout, Kail & Thor
Basic Obedience - Clark, Sully, Goose & Piper
Puppy Class - Douglas, Lucy, Beau, Rylee, Obi, Gibson, Rugger & Dash
Why isn't a dog a very smooth talker?
All he ever says is ruff!
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