November Newsletter!
Did you remember to change your clocks? With the time change it is important to remember that our dogs do not know what daylight saving time is. And although they appreciate being fed an hour sooner in the spring, they dont really appreciate being fed an hour later at this time of year. If your dog struggles with this you can take a few days to push the meal time back by just 10 minutes each day. This will help your dog learn to adapt to the new feeding time.

This month, we are busy preparing for our upcoming Holiday Celebrations! But due to COVID, this year the festivities will certainly look very different then in years past. Our normal yearly pot luck and gathering is being modified in order to help keep our community safe but still celebrate the season and help raise some needed funds for the Quinte Humane Society.  This year we will be opening our doors for extended periods of time over 2 days to host a drop-in celebration. We will have warm beverages, a few snacks and still host our raffle and wish list Christmas tree. We will be following strict precautions while getting to enjoy at least a small part of the season. Please see our flyer below for more information and mark your calendars! This is a great opportunity to come and see our new facility and we really hope to see you and your families to mark another year past.

December is shaping up to be a busy month as we have decided to host a Sporting Detection Dogs Association Designed Odor Test (DOT). This is an odor test for scent detection tests to demonstrate their dogs ability to recognize the odors used in scent trials. Each successful team receives a certificate and ribbon from the SDDA for each successful odor. If you would like to learn more about the DOT or scent detection make sure to reach out to us!

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 new physical location is 987 Old Highway 2, Belleville, ON.
(Half way between Belleville and Trenton along Highway 2, directly across from Connon Nurseries)

If dropping into the location you may catch us, or the door may be locked when we are with a class or appointment, as well as when we are not present. Please note that we do not keep regular hours at our physical location outside of booked classes and scheduled appointments.

Puppy Class
For puppies under 5 months of age. $100+HST.  ($120+HST after January 1st)

Tuesday November 24th at 1:30pm (Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)
Wednesday December
16th at 3:00pm (Dec 16, 23, 30 Jan 6, 13 & 20)
Wednesday December 16th at 5:30pm (Dec 16, 23, 30 Jan 6, 13 & 20)
Monday January 11th, 2021 at 1:15pm (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15 - Family day)
Monday January 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15 - Family day)
Tuesday January 26th, 2021 at 5:30pm (Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2)

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. For more information please visit:

Tuesday November 24th at 7:00pm (Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29)
Wednesday December
16th at 7:00pm (Dec 16, 23, 30 Jan 6, 13 & 20)
Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 2:30pm (Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25)
Tuesday January 26th, 2021 at 7:00pm (Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2)

Basic Obedience
For dogs over 5 month of age to learn and refresh skills. Great for dogs who have not attended a class before or puppy class graduates! $120+HST. ($130+HST after January 1st)

Monday January 11th, 2021 at 2:45pm (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15 - Family day)
Monday January 11th, 2021 at 5:30pm (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15 - Family day)
Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 1:00pm (Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25)

Intermediate Obedience
For dogs over 6 months who have attended wither our Basic Obedience Class or Teen Basics class.  This is a great preparation class if you are interested in completing the Canine Good Neighbour Test.  If you have mastered the basics in distracted environments its time to bring the skills to the next level. $120+HST. ($130+HST after January 1st)

Wednesday December 16th at 8:30pm (Dec 16, 23, 30 Jan 6, 13 & 20) - just 1 space left in this class

Rally Beginners

Quinte Canine's Rally classes are built for dogs aged 5 months and older who have previous obedience experience (with Quinte Canine or elsewhere). Quinte Canine dogs who have completed the Intermediate Obedience class can join this fun. Visit: for more information. $120+HST ($130+HST after January 1st)

Thursday November 5th at 4:00pm (November 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3 & 10) - just 1 space left in this class
Thursday November 5th at 7:00pm (November 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3 & 10) - just 1 space left in this class

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). $145+HST. (After January 1 2021 this class will remain $145+HST but will not include the trick title. The trick title can be purchased separately)

Tuesday January 26th, 2021 at 8:30pm (Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 & Mar 2)

Scent Detection

Basic Scent Detection - Level 1
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!  $120+HST. ($130+HST after January 1st)

Monday November 16th at 8:30pm (Nov 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 & 21)

Basic Scent Detection - Level 2
For any dog who has completed Basic Scent Detection Level 1! $120+HST. ($130+HST after January 1st)

Monday January 11th, 2021 at 8:30pm (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 & 15 - Family day)

Basic Scent Detection - Level 3
For dogs who have completed Basic Scent Detection Level 1 and 2.  $120+HST. ($130+HST after January 1st)

Location Varies (Throughout Belleville and Trenton) - Sunday December 13th at 1:30pm (Dec 13, 20, 27, Jan 3, 17 & 24 - no class Jan 10) - just 1 space left in this class

Workshop! - See flyer below
All Quinte Canine workshops are limited entry and can fill quickly. Working spaces involve bringing a dog to the workshop where Audit spaces, just the human comes to learn without a dog and return home with new skills to then work on with their dog. Prices vary based on the workshop and which type of space.

Advanced & Expert Trick Dog - Sunday November 15th - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Anyone who has or is attending our trick classes (even Novice level) can join!

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 enrollment 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.

Masks are required at this time and we request that a maximum of 2 persons per dog attend.

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.
Play Dates
Friday November 13th - 3:30pm
Wednesday November 25th - 6:00pm
Wednesday November 25th - 6:45pm
Wednesday November 25th - 7:30pm
Friday November 27th - 10:30am
Friday November 27th - 11:15am
Wednesday December 2nd - 10:00am
Wednesday December 2nd - 10:45am
Friday December 4th - 11:00am
Wednesday December 9th - 6:00pm
Wednesday December 9th - 6:45pm
Wednesday December 9th - 7:30pm
Friday December 11th - 1:00pm
Friday December 18th - 1:00pm
Monday December 28th - 2:15pm
Monday December 28th - 3:00pm
Monday December 28th - 6:00pm
Monday December 28th - 7:00pm

October Super Sniffer Brags!

 Ben & Laurie - SD-MACH (Scent Detection Master Champion title) - Advanced Interior - Alliston Trial
Piper & Tina  SD-S and SD-A-SP (Scent Detection Started title and Scent Detection Advanced Special Title) Started Interior, Advanced Container, Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior - Alliston Trial
Thunder & Tina  SD-GA (Scent Detection Games Aerial Title) Aerial Qualified, Team Qualified - Pembroke Trial
Tilly & Rose  – Team Qualified - Pembroke Trial
Daegan & Bruce – Excellent Container, Excellent Exterior x2, Aerial Qualified - Alliston Trial
Freya & Janet - SD-A-SP and SD-GD (Scent Detection Advanced Special title, Scent Detection Games Distance title) – Advanced Container x2, Advanced Interior, Advanced Exterior, Aerial Qualified, Distance Qualified - Alliston Trial
 Oliver & Bonnie – Excellent Containers - Alliston Trial - Excellent Containers - Pembroke Trial
Congratulations to all of the Super Sniffer teams who entered the Kingston Boneyard Challenge! 22 Super Sniffer teams (of 46 total teams) had a great day!!!
The teams had only 5 minutes to search 5 hotel rooms with 1 hide in each room. The dogs sniffed their little noses off and the humans managed to move their butts to keep up with their dogs!
Congratulations to Tina and Piper on winning 1st place in the Advanced/Excellent level, Katherine & Abby for achieving 2nd place in Advanced/Excellent, Laurie & Trilly on 3rd place in the Untitled/Started level‼️
Laurie Glencross & Labrador Ben - Scent Detection Master Champion!
All of your hard work has paid off and you should be very proud of such an amazing accomplishment.
Student Brags in October!
Teen Basics - Ollie, Finn, Gibson & Ollie 2
Puppy - Nova, Rufus, Gordie, Jagger, Toby, Stewie, Reggie & Lexi
Rally-O Novice - Trilly, Bailey, Silas & Harley
Teen Basics - Moose, Batty, Tonks, Zoey, Kylo Ren, Bauer
Basic Obedience - Diesel, Ruthie, Monty, Maia & Shilo
Puppy - Jake, Piper, Leo, Jett, Raven & Bo
Intermediate Obedience - Ada, Rosie 1, Mako, Duna, Charlie & Rosie 2
Basic Obedience - Kacey, Louie, Aria, Reba & Archie
Basic Obedience - Luka, Corby, Mac, Maxie & Linkin
Basic Scent Detection Level 1 - Gordie, Quinte, Levi, J & Nala
Intermediate Obedience - Rosie, Sadie, Tilly, Jimmy & Tucker
Novice Trick Dog Titled - Indie
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