Empowering Growth and Expertise

At Connect Pet Trade Expo, we believe in empowering pet industry professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in this dynamic market. Our educational programs are carefully curated to provide valuable insights, address industry challenges, and foster professional growth. Whether you're a store owner, pet groomer, or involved in animal care, we have a diverse range of classes that cater to your specific needs.

Only At Connect

Pet Boss Nation® helps local pet business owners grow their business and get their life back with our educational resources around sales, marketing and leadership, as well as group coaching, mentoring and our amazing peer-support community! Learn more at
Candace D’Agnolo is the founder & CEO of Pet Boss Nation®, a professional development company for independent pet businesses. PBN offers education in marketing, sales training and leadership development via their signature program the Pet Boss Club, with over 400 clients. Candace is a trade show speaker, magazine columnist, influencer and consultant. She's always willing to share and teach best practices because she's started, scaled and sold three brick and mortar pet businesses of her own! Her podcast “Boss Your Business - The Pet Boss Podcast” has quickly ranked in the top 2% of all podcasts globally with over 70,000 downloads.

Lynn Switanowski - the Pet Retail Helper

Lynn Switanowski, comes to Connect with nearly 30 years experience working with retailers from the Fortune 500 to the small independent, Pet Retail Helper founder Lynn Switanowski has a proven track record for delivering increased sales and improved profits for companies of any size. She has helped re-engineer business models in a changing consumer marketplace and has done so while continually helping to improve profits. Most recently, her management and leadership skills combined with a love of pets have led to the successful growth of a variety of independent pet businesses and have allowed her to create a specialist niche establishing strategic directions for companies launching new brands, and revitalizing mature pet retail businesses.

The Pet Industry Network will be presenting at Connects first educational series on May 15 & 16 In Niagara Falls. Speakers from the Pet Industry Network will focus on the Pet Industry Today and how to grow your business. Individual presentations as well as panel based presentations are all free to attend for anyone at at Connect. This is an exciting time to learn on how to take your success in the Canadian pet industry to the next level. The Pet Industry Network

Who are The Pet Industry Network:
We are business service providers and agencies that support small to midsize companies in the pet industry.

What the Pet Industry Network does:
We bring together like-minded, trusted professionals whose core audience in the pet industry consists of brands and manufacturers, retailers, groomers, trainers, boarders, walkers, etc.

The Pet Industry Networks purpose:
To provide trusted, professional services and solutions for business owners in the pet industry.

Why Attend Our Educational Classes?

Expert-Led Sessions: Learn from industry experts and thought leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

Actionable Insights: Gain practical insights and strategies that you can implement immediately to drive success in your business.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, mentors, and professionals to expand your network and open doors to new opportunities.

Continuing Education: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, best practices, and advancements in the pet industry.

Upcoming Events

May 22-23, 2025

Niagara Falls Convention Centre


Western Canada

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