2014 Convention

The 2014 convention location was the Royal Copenhagen Inn, in Solvang, CA, from June 7th–8th. Registration closed on May 17th, 2014.

We had a wonderful time—thank you, 2014 Convention Planning Committee! Also, thank you justwheatfreedogtreats.com for being a sponsor of our convention by providing “doggie bags” full of treat samples!

Start saving now for future PSDP conventions! You can explore what you could look forward to through the pictures and links to videos on the following page:

Pictures and video links


Notes from the 2014 Convention, which detail topics discussed during sessions, are available in printable (pdf) form below:


PSDP 2014 Convention Notes


The info packet for the 2014 Convention is available in printable (pdf) color and black and white versions below, and the schedule is detailed under those links.


PSDP 2014 Convention Info Packet

Black & White PSDP 2014 Convention Info Packet


Saturday June 7th

8:00–10:00   Breakfast at Ellen’s in Buellton (informal)

10:00            Planning Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

11:00–11:30 Registration and Meet & Greet (& merchandise sales)

11:30–noon  Welcome Meeting

noon–1:30    Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00     Mitigating your disability circle

3:00–3:30     Break

3:30–5:00     Solving service dog challenges

5:00–7:00     Dinner on your own

5:30–7:00     Gear Swap

7:00–8:00     Games (e.g., musical chairs and square dancing)


Sunday June 8th

8:30–9:30     Public access test (mandatory breakfast at 9:30, not in PAT fee)

9:30–11:00   Breakfast in Solvang (informal, at same location as PAT takers)

11:00–12:30 Dog body language

12:30–1:00   Planning Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

12:30–2:00   Lunch on your own

2:00–3:30     Laws Talk (Veronica and Pam Cohen, attorney from Disability Rights California)

3:30–4:00     Break

4:00–5:00     Intro to Clicker-Training (Sue Penn)

5:00–7:00     Dinner on your own

7:00–8:00     Decompression and closing thoughts