If you’d like to participate in the Canadian Pet Expo please check-out the events below, and register using the form at the bottom of the page.

Mystery Groom

This event is a competition of the professional groomers that come in from across Eastern Canada. All competing for points in technique, knowledge, equipment handling and over final groom. Groomers are selected randomly to be paired with their models.

Prizes to the top groom and top models will be handed out at the end of the competition. For those that wish to participate by bringing their dogs in as models please select Mystery Groom in the drop down window. The participation fee is $35.00 this includes admission for the weekend of the CPE to not only cheer your selected groomer but cheer on your own model!

Canine models need to be checked in no later then 8:45am Sept 10th . The event takes just over 3 hours to complete.

Model Qualifications – must be social, must have been groomed professionally in the last 10 months, must not have been professionally groomed in the last 90 days, must be accompanied with a CPE Pet Waiver, medium and or long hair dogs only please.

We look forward to seeing the next great canine makeover.

To register please fill out the form below.


This is the annual Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo social that takes place with the mission to raise necessary funds for Crocodilian Research. Over $30,000 has been raised in support of the Crocfest efforts at the CRBE. Tickets for this event are limited so secure yours early! Tickets can be reserved then pickedup at the door or at the Captive Conservation booth Sept 9th.

The Crocfest will host the official live auction narrated by Shawn Heflick a great opportunity to score some awesome products and reptiles while supporting a super cause, special guests, dignitaries from the zoological world, official presentation of the CrocFest efforts and most importantly a great time!

Event Details: Sept 09th TBC   6:00pm – 11:00pm Tickets are $25 or $40 with an official 2017 CrocFest supporter TShirt


Dog Handlers 101

Have you ever thought you would like to run the ring with the best trainers in Canada or learn from one of the best handlers in Canada. This unique opportunity will just do that. Purebred or cross breds are all welcome in this introductory course. You and your show dog will be first introduced to a CKC Judge who will explain to you what they will be judging for – then a groom specialists will give you a quick demonstration on how best to visually prepare your future grand champion – from there a professional handler will explain to you how to present your dog in the ring, how to handle oneself and some finer points on what to look for in the judges eyes. Then off to the ring to present to the public and be judged! Ribbons will be presented and a grand champion of your group will be selected.

Limited space daily 1:30pm Saturday Sept 9th and 11:00am Sunday Sept 10th please note in your email which day you would like to register for. ALL AGES WELCOME. Dogs must be social to both other dogs and judges.


REPTILE RETAIL (trade only)

Friday Sept 08th from 11am to 4pm Hall 4 – Guest speakers include Andy Petite of Timberline, Anes Hotic of ZooMed, Mark Hagen of ROLF C HAGEN, Keith Buldoc of Reptiles R Us, ….

This inaugural event will introduce the pet trade in how to grow margins, increase retail market share and support the continued growth of the hobby. Each guest speaker will be given 20 minutes to present then a panel discussion period.

Space for 25 participants Register early.

More details to come including store product giveaways and discounts from your suppliers of these great lines!


Canine Good Neighbour

The Canine Good Neighbour Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, will ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.

The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog’s relationship, together with the handler’s ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.

You and Your Dog Must Complete these 12 Steps

  1. Accepting a Friendly Stranger
  2. Politely Accepts Petting
  3. Appearance and Grooming
  4. Out For a Walk
  5. Walking Through a Crowd
  6. Sit/Down On Command and Stay In Place
  7. Come When Called
  8. Praise/Interaction
  9. Reaction to a Passing Dog
  10. Reaction to Distractions
  11. Supervised Isolation
  12. Walking Through a Door/Gate

Costs for this program as Canadian Kennel Club approved $25 and once completed a certificate will be awarded.

When registering please enter the time and date you would like to schedule if preferred. Space is limited on both days.


Best Dressed Contest

This is where you and your pet family member can strut the walkway in your best attire.

Two categories will be judged for originality, uniqueness, over presentation and continuity with the pet handler in Formal Wear and Themed Wear.

Saturday Sept 09th main stage  – Check-in no later then 11am – Great Prizes and loads of fun.

Register early and be original competition is tough!


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