2019 Camp Pet Boss
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2019 Ticket Sales Have Ended! 
But here's what the ticket for 2020 will include! Jump on our Camp Pet Boss 2020 Wait List to hear more information about 2020 dates AND to get the best Early Bird Pricing so you don't miss out again!
Ticket Price Includes:
  • Access to all Activities, Seminars & Keynotes
  • Camp Workbook
  • Meals & Snacks for 3 Nights, 3 Days
  • Private or Shared Room, Private Bathroom
  • Complimentary Ticket For Your Canine Companion
  • Bonuses & Freebies

*Signing up on our wait list it does not commit you to purchasing a 2020 ticket.
2019 Camp Pet Boss Starts April 30!
Lake Delton, Wisconsin
​​​​​​​Should Go TO Camp!

​​​​​​​The daily grind and hustle in the pet business can be exhausting. And sometimes, entrepreneurship can be a very lonely journey.  

The good news? It doesn't have to be! Camp Pet Boss is your opportunity to step away from the day-to-day and create the mental space you need to analyze what's working, what needs a simple 2-degree shift and identify where you're leaving money on the table. The best part? You can do it with a community of pet bosses that have solutions for the unique challenges of operating a wildly profitable business in a fiercely competitive space. We're talking about pet industry mentors who have started, grown and sold 7 and 8 figure companies--the people that can give you the shortcuts to your success story...the proven strategies you need... and the fresh ideas you want in marketing, sales, leadership and more. 

Annnnddd, your dog can come along for the ride!  

If you're a pet boutique or pet product retailer, doggy daycare and grooming salon owner, or pet brand, Camp Pet Boss has your name written all over it. 

For four days and three nights, you will learn the systems and strategies that successful businesses use to scale, increase revenue, and help you reclaim your life. (We both know you're working way too much.)

Accommodations include cabin-like lodging, each with their own shower and bathroom. Campers can book single rooms or can share with up to three people. All healthy dogs are welcome.

Attendees without pets are also welcome and encouraged to join.
About Your Host
Candace D'Agnolo

A pet industry veteran of 15 years (retail, wholesale, doggy daycare, grooming, training, dog walking), Candace D'Agnolo has successfully translated her passion for pets into multiple million-dollar businesses (including a retail store sold to Marcus Lemonis and Bentley’s Pet Stuff).

She’s conquered cash flow quandaries, tackled team issues, traveled the world while business ran like clockwork at home, and created a PET BOSS lifestyle instead of working like a dog in her business. But it wasn’t always that way! Candace has turned obstacles into opportunities and created step-by-step systems for every facet of a pet business unique challenge, so you can skip the struggle and achieve your goals.

In just under 18 months, she's turned her new venture, Pet Boss Nation, a coaching and consulting community bringing profits to pet businesses into a highly sought after community of thousands of pet professionals.

Unlike other industry experts, Candace has lived in your shoes. She walked the brick & mortar retailer life, she still leads a team of 18 employees at her doggy daycare and she wants to help you see success faster together!

Your 2019 Camp Counselors 
Well, really your Business Mentors! Along with Candace, These Pet Bosses mentor some seriously successful business owners! Loaded with real-world experience, this power team will pump you up with the tips, tactics, and tools you need to scale with confidence! Each mentor has built their own company from scratch, achieved major financial success and created a lifestyle of freedom...and now they're bringing their best stuff to camp so they can show you how to do the same thing!  
The Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show is actually three shows in one. Rich is part standup comic, part master hypnotist and part motivational speaker. He becomes the Swiss army knife of the stage every night as he relentlessly tours the country, cutting the crowd to ribbons. This self-made millionaire puts over 1,000 people in a room every single weekend, while doing a nation wide, 300 show, comedy tour to prepare for the one hour special he’s developing.

​​​​​​​Rich Guzzi is one of the world’s most sought after hypnotists, and because he’s such an animal lover, we’re lucky he’ll be spending the whole week with us at Camp Pet Boss, providing entertainment and business building tips!
There was no magic bullet for coast-to-coast business and sales strategist, Tiffany Largie. She went from being a single mom to building three six-figure businesses, and on to a seven-figure business by the age of 30.

Tiffany began with no capital but sheer hard work and determination. Today she helps people create the income, influence, and impact they dream of.

She's the creator of Onwards to Freedom, a group which offers business training and support to idea-driven entrepreneurs. She speaks around the world on sales strategy, entrepreneurship, and profit building. She has dedicated her life to end small thinking worldwide.

Thank You to NextPaw for being our 2019 Camp Sponsor!

NextPaw gives pet professionals the tools needed to dominate local search, grow their online reviews, streamline business information across the web, and communicate with customers - all from one easy-to-use dashboard! 

Their Co-Founders, Patrick Braswell & Brandon Swensen will show you how to improve your digital presence! They both of extensive backgrounds in digital marketing and will help you identify what that next phase is for you and help you make the right transitions as you up level your marketing!
Alysa is quite familiar with terms like “behavior management” and “positive reinforcement.”  She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in children, and currently works as the Director of Psychological Services for a large social service organization, as well as a consultant in the Clinical Division of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Alysa has been a lifelong camper and outdoor enthusiast with decades of experience working in and consulting to children's summer camps. In 2001,  Alysa combined her passion for dogs and love of summer camp to create Camp Dogwood, an overnight camp that brings the “joy of camp” to dogs and their human companions.

​​​​​​​Alysa shares her life with Stella Blue, an aussie-mix and Al Edelman, her husband (Trivia: Alysa and Al met while working at Camp Chi, the very place where Camp Pet Boss is).

Dani was born into a dog enriched household and started out in the world of show dogs and competition training. She’s studied dog training under notables Karen Pryor, Ian Dunbar and Bob & Marion Bailey and has most recently completed a two year program with Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers. Dani is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with a Certification in Training and Counseling from the Academy.

After many years of dog training on the side of a career in the art world, Dani opened A Place for Paws, a doggy daycare and training facility in 1999 in Ohio.  Soon after that, she started to manufacture raw food and single ingredient treats for local distribution. Then two years ago, she purchased an existing brick and mortar pet business, now called Paws on Main.


Michelle Nelson is a forward-thinking retail expert who turned her passion and dreams into success and reality. Through hard work and perseverance Michelle has built a million dollar pet retail business from ground zero! As the owner of The Pet Authority and having survived the rise and fall of five other pet stores in the small community of Albert Lea, MN, she understands the daily struggles that retail owners face when competing against big-box retailers and online retail giants.

We’re lucky to have her as an Official Pet Boss Nation Mentor!

Michelle is passionate about helping her fellow retailers successfully navigate the daily struggles of managing employees, inventory management, marketing, developing systems, cash flow and so much more.

World Class Mentors Solving Your Problems & Answering Your Questions?
Yes, Please!

​​​​​​​Your business
​​​​​​​likely started because of him. 

​​​​​​​So, why not bring him along for a "board meeting" and expense a vacation in his honor. 

Tell them now or leave it a surprise...
​​​​​But your dog deserves
​​​​​​​to come to Camp!

​​​​​​​Camp Pet Boss provides bonding opportunities for you to connect one-on-one or in group activities with your dog. While this is heaven to your dog, it's actually going to make a bigger impact on you!

Aren't they the inspiration for why you started your business???? 

You work so hard. You spend so many hours in your business.

When was the last time you spent quality time with your dog?

I'm not talking about the daily walk or the occasional belly rub they get in passing. I'm talking about long hikes together in the great outdoors, doggy-paddling in the lake (both of you), bonding by a bonfire after a fierce game of fetch. Imagine... exhaling the stress that accompanies your long to-do list and slowing down long enough to inhale the goodness of life with your favorite furry friend. This is what you'll experience at Camp Pet Boss. 

Prepare for a serious lick fest...if you think Fido is already your raving fan, just wait...the puppy love is about to get real. 


2019 Camp Schedule
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Tues, April 30
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Check In 
Camp Tours
​​​​​​​Misc Fun!

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Opening Session & Welcome

6:00pm - 7:15pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Evening Activity

7:30pm - 9:30pm
VIP Hour With Candace*
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Wed, May 1
7:30am - 8:30am

8:45am - 9:45am
Canine Activities

10:00am - 11:45am

12:00pm - 1:15pm

1:30pm - 2:45pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
General Session

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cocktail Reception

6:00pm - 7:15pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Rich Guzzi Comedy
Hypnosis Show

9:00pm - 10:00pm
Campfires & S'mores
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Thur, May 2
7:30am - 8:30am

8:45am - 9:30am
Canine Activities

9:45am - 11:45am

12:00pm - 1:15pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Group Photo

2:45pm - 5:00pm
Ziplining & Other Fun!

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Craft Beer Tasting

6:00pm - 7:15pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Evening Session

9:00pm - 10:00pm
Campfires & S'mores
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Fri, May 3
7:30am - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Last Session

Check Out!
​​​​​​​Safe Travels Home!
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Perlstein Retreat Center
At Perlstein Resort and Conference Center, you have access to the best of two worlds…a rustic resort nestled quietly within twenty majestic wooded, lakeside acres, and all of the entertainment and excitement of the world-renowned Wisconsin Dells.

And even though it's called "Camp" Pet Boss, there is no official camping
...unless that's what you want it to be! This is a little more like GLAMping because we have cabins, showers, toilets and...wine! (Need I say more?) 

On beautiful Lake Delton, in Wisconsin, the retreat grounds are a short 45-minute drive from the Madison, WI airport and a mere 3-hour drive from Chicago. Getting here is easy. But leaving to go back home? Well...that might be a little easier said than done...you won't want to say goodbye!

Excited Campers

“I’ve been to many retailer training seminars, but always a mix of other industries. No one has done a retreat for pet retailers and I am excited to be a part of a giant mastermind! Being able to connect to other independent pet retailers, face to face, sharing stories, combining efforts to compete is, to me, an invaluable prospect.” 

Beth Staley, Happy Dog Barkery, Downers Grove, IL

“I signed up to get more in-depth education for business owners, how to drive sales, lead employees, fix burn out, etc. Also looking to connect with other business |owners that are supportive and who are willing to share ideas and strategies. Most other events in this industry are not focused on the business owner. “  

Kristi Andrews, The Barkery, Tewksbury, MA

Traveling to Camp Pet Boss
Location Address
Perlstein Retreat Center
539 Clara Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
All drivers are welcome! And it's the easiest way to get to Camp with your pup. There's plenty of parking. Google the address to see how easily you can get here.
The closest Airport is in Madison, WI, about 45 mins away. Milwaukee Airport is 2 hours away. We can assist with information about pick-ups and drop-offs for Madison Airport only, whether that's helping facilitiate ride shares or pricing shuttle services.
Amtrak Trains
The Amtrak station is about 10 mins from Camp! It provides transportation directly from Milwaukee and Madison to Camp. We can easily pick you up from the Amtrak station.  Only small dogs can ride on Amtrak.
FAQ's - We Know You're Wondering...

What are the dates of Camp Pet Boss?
April 30 - May 3, 2019

Will Camp Pet Boss be back again next year?  
We're not totally sure, actually. Since this is the first year we're hosting this event, we'd like to go through the experience before committing again. So if you're on the fence, this is a great reason to jump in now, as the opportunity may not happen again!

Who can attend this event?
At least one guest should be a pet industry professional. Spouse, Partner and Friends rates are available if you want to bring your most important people with you. But because of our very limited room spaces, every person must purchase a ticket to come to Camp. Some discount can be arranged for non-pet industry / non-business owners friends or family. If you're interested in those rates please email us at camp@petbossnation.com 

What should I do to prepare?
You don't have to do anything special, other than bringing your travel and petcare necessities. We encourage you to bring a laptop or ipad, chargers, or a notepad, and business cards, of course :)

Where does my dog sleep?  
With you, of course!

Do I bring my own dog food? 
Yes! Because all our dogs eat many different kinds of foods, and because there are many different approaches to feeding, Camp Pet Boss does not provide meals for the dogs.

What is the property like? 
The facility for Camp is 600 acres of fields, woods, and lakefront. Camp is adjacent to a private beachfront for swimming. The property is NOT fenced in completely, but there is lots of room to roam.

What is your vaccine policy? 
We require that all dogs be up-to-date on their rabies vaccines (we do accept the 3-year rabies vaccine). We also require current vaccines or titers for distemper and parvo. Bordetella is strongly recommended but not required. We do accept titers for those who vaccinate less frequently. Dogs should be free of fleas before attending camp. We recommend some form of tic prevention prior to camp. If your dog has some type of health issue which makes vaccination contraindicated, please contact us so that we can discuss your situation.

Is there refrigeration for raw dog food? 
There are a couple of community refrigerators available for those who need to store raw dog food while at camp. Refrigerator space is limited, priority is given to medications and dog food that must be kept cold.  For personal drinks or snacks in your room, we strongly recommend a cooler.

I have special dietary needs (ex. Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian), can meals be accommodated for me? 
The dining hall staff do their best to accommodate various dietary needs. Please be sure to let us know at least 2 weeks prior to camp if you have special dietary needs.

How physically demanding is camp for the human? 
Camp does take place in a large outdoor setting. Indoor sessions are a short walk from the lodge building, while the beach and some outdoor activity areas are a longer walk.   A person does not necessarily have to be “fit” to enjoy camp, but should be able to spend time outside in various weather conditions, walk on gravel paths, and be comfortable getting a little muddy/dirty.

Can I bring my children? 
Camp Pet Boss participants must be 18 years of age or older. We love children, however, we have found that having younger participants at camp does have an impact on the camp community, therefore we do maintain an 18 years of age or older policy. If you would like to bring your family, we encourage you to take the off-site lodging option.  You can attend Camp Pet Boss, while your family enjoys many of the area attractions and recreational activities.

Do I need to bring a crate for my dog?  
If your dog can reliably be left alone in your room without causing damage, then you do not need to crate your dog.  If your dog has separation anxiety, is prone to chewing/scratching on things or is not fully house-trained, then yes, please bring a crate.  

How far is the Amtrak station from camp?  
About 10 minutes.

What are the closest airports?  
The regional airport in Madison is about 45 minutes away, Milwaukee airport 2 hours, and Chicago O’Hare about 3.5 hours.

Do I need to bring my own bedding and towels?  
Depending on the room, there are full size and twin beds, some rooms have bunk beds to accommodate multiple people in a room.  The Camp provides a pillow, sheets, and a blanket. There are washcloths and towels available in your room. There is no housekeeping during camp, so you can bring additional sheets and towels if you would like.  There is a washer/dryer at camp available.

What if it rains?  
If it rains, we get a little wet. Activities continue as scheduled at Camp Pet Boss unless it is a downpour or thunderstorm. Many of our outdoor activities have secondary indoor locations, but we also have rainy day alternative programming-just in case! No one likes the rain, but we’re ready!

What are the rooms like?  
Our Camp facility offers lodge rooms with private bathrooms, air conditioning and heat, and “real” beds (queen and twin size). The cabins come with all of the charm of children’s overnight camp, pretty basic with wood floors, electricity, screened windows, and nearby centrally located bathhouses with showers, sinks, and toilets. We strongly recommend campers add the little touches of home to create their camp home-away-from-home for the weekend.

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