Registration for the 2015 convention is closed. Please plan to join us in future years on a weekend in or around April!
Registration & Fee
Please fill out the form below to register for the PSDP convention in Rock Hill, SC on April 18th and 19th. The cost for registration is $65, and is *not refundable*. You can either pay by PayPal or by sending a check made out to “PSDP”, c/o Chanda Hagen, 4777 E Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA 93436 with “Convention” in the memo line.
Registration is limited to 30 people, and closes on March 20th. Payment is expected on the day of registration, if by PayPal. If paying by check, mail the check the day of registration, but keep in mind that the money must be *received* by March 20th at the latest. If the registration fee is not received by then, your registration may be cancelled, so register early if you plan to pay by check.
The scheduled parts of the convention are at or near the Hilton Garden Inn in Rock Hill, SC from the morning of April 18th to the evening of April 19th. We have blocked ten rooms for the nights of the 17th, 18th, and 19th; these are standard king rooms and standard double queen rooms. To reserve one of our ten blocked rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn at our discounted rate (before March 20th), you have three options:
Using our Personalized Group Website (Preferred!): http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.
Using the Hotel Website (Provide Group Code): www.rockhill.hgi.com
Calling the Hotel (Provide Group Name & Stay Dates): 803.325.2800
Group Name: Psychiatric Service Dog Partners
Group Stay Dates: April 17-20, 2015
Group Code: SDC
Discounted Rate: $109/room per night, plus tax
(This room rate does not include breakfast.)
Optional Dog Testing
Convention registrants with dogs have the option to register to take a Public Access Test (PAT), AKC Canine Good Citizen test (CGC), and the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced test (CGCA).
If you plan to take the PAT at the convention and want to secure your place, simply pay the $25 nonrefundable fee with your registration fee. This fee does not include food during the mandatory meal portion of the PAT.
The CGC and CGCA will be offered in a combined session, and the total fee for participating in any portion is just $25. This nonrefundable amount can also be included with the registration fee to secure your spot.
A note about AKC fees: If you have a purebred dog, in order for your dog to have any AKC title/certificate (CGC or CGCA, in this case), your dog either has to have an AKC number, or a PAL number (for which the AKC charges $35). If you have a mixed-breed dog, you must register your dog under the “Canine Partners” label (also $35) for your dog to have an AKC title.
The AKC charges $8 for a CGC certificate, and $20 for a CGCA certificate. While you and your dog can qualify for both the CGC and CGCA certificates simultaneously at the convention, in order to get the CGCA certificate, you first must submit the paperwork to get the CGC certificate. Once you get your CGC certificate, you can submit your paperwork to get your CGCA certificate.
[It came to our attention after the convention that some of the italicized information is not accurate at this point. Please consult AKC’s website for their current fees and procedures.]
So in summary, to attend this convention you must 1) fill out the form below, 2) pay via PayPal or check (received no later than March 20th), including your registration fee and any elective dog testing fees, and 3) secure your accommodations in Rock Hill, CA. When you fill out and submit the registration form, it will go blank—please do not resubmit. If you would like to confirm your registration has gone through, or if you have any other questions about the convention, contact Veronica Morris through the Contact Us form.