Pictures from the 2019 PSDP Convention are below the sponsors.
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In honor of the Efthimiou family
Banfield Pet Hospital (both Rohnert Park & Santa Rosa, CA), The Bark magazine, CalmWave Productions, Holden Scott Dog Gear, Margie Cantwell, Pup’parel, In memory of Ru, The UPS Store (Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, CA), VCA Westside Animal Hospital (Santa Rosa, CA), What the Fluff
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Deanna and Maxwell Smart are looking forward to the start of the convention
Veronica and Hestia have been waiting all year for this!
Allison and Hannah laugh while sharing a large chair in the lobby. Sasha takes a nap on Hannah’s lap!
Deanna won the wooden peg game at Cracker Barrel!
Hannah and Sasha take a rest Southern style at Cracker Barrel!
Hannah with Sasha, Veronica with Hestia, Deanna with Maxwell Smart, and Allison with Ruby hang out outside of Cracker Barrel.
A rare picture of our photographer Brad with his wife Veronica, and service dog Hestia.
Max shows off his service dog skills by ignoring a treat on the ground during the Service Dog in Training Manners Evaluation! In the background, Kyrie and Deja prepare for their turn.
Luna shows off by walking right on top of the treat and totally ignoring it! Sophia is so proud! In the background, Kyrie and Deja are amazed.
Gwen and Nell demonstrate walking down stairs during the Manners Evaluation.
Allison and Ruby show off their perfect heel while helping proctor the Service Dog in Training Manners Evaluation and the Public Access Test.
Tami with Chili, Jack’s mom with Jack, Hannah with Sasha, Kyrie with Deja, and Allison with Ruby walk to the TJ Maxx.
Walking across the parking lot are from left to right, Gwen with Nell, Veronica with Hestia (who is pouched), Christa with Jack, Hannah with Sasha, Kyrie with Deja, Allison with Ruby, Tami with Chili, and Sophia with Luna.
Jack and Sasha chill outside of TJ Maxx.
Allison and Ruby push a shopping cart during the Public Access Test and Manners Evaluation.
Jack passes the ignoring a friendly stranger part of the Public Access Test like a champ!
Luna takes in her surroundings during the Service Dog in Training Manners Evaluation.
Maxwell Smart passes the hanging out outside of a store portion of the Manners Evaluation like a champ!
During Luna’s petting by a friendly stranger, you can see the two color options of PSDP bracelets that are given out at conventions.
Sophia and Luna demonstrate wonderful teamwork in TJ Maxx.
Ruby is a rockstar as usual! In the background, Chili looks on.
Deanna and Max show off their skills, walking down an aisle where a treat has been hidden during the Public Access Test.
Veronica with Hestia had a great time giving the Service Dog in Training Manners Evaluation and the Public Access Test.
Veronica with Hestia, Deanna with Max, Tami with Chili, and Allison with Ruby stand next to a flowering bush outside of TJ Maxx.
Shana Deitrick gave a wonderful presentation on dog body language.
Tami with Chili is absorbed by Shana’s presentation.
Shana brought a life sized stuffed dog as a prop! The service dogs were very confused!
Celeste, Sophia with Luna, and Veronica with Hestia interact during the body language session.
Matching besties Allison and Deanna share a laugh!
Beauty model Link shows off his homemade PSDP bandana (thanks Deanna!) that is a gift to all convention goers.
Christi and service plushie Gabby listen as trainer Bit explains shaping.
Bit Jordan teaches a shaping class. Around the room from left to right are Jack, Tami with Chili, Deanna with Max, Veronica with Hestia, Hannah with Sasha, Christi with Gabby, Bit, Celeste, Sophia with Luna, and Nicole with Link.
Maxwell Smart gets his favorite Pupperoni’s treats from Deanna. Hestia does a perfect proud sit to beg for some of Max’s delicious treats while Veronica laughs at the shameless begging.
Hannah, Christi, Gwen, and Veronica have a bite to eat at the Chili’s restaurant next to the hotel.
Deja shows off her wrinkly face while Kyrie laughs.
Dejapants takes up all the room, because she is worth it!
Tami and Chili are really enjoying themselves!
Hannah and Sasha make good use of the pull toys from the welcome bags!
Christi and service plushie Gabby enjoy Deja kisses.
Veronica smiles over the Deja and Hestia floor show!
Maxwell Smart keeps an eye on the convention happenings while staying well hidden.
Chili shows off his grin!
Group picture with our solidarity scarves! From left to right, back to front: Brad, Jack’s mom with Jack, Christi with Gabby, Tami with Chili, Michelle with Deja, Veronica with Hestia, Deanna with Maxwell Smart, Gwen with Nell, Celeste, Sophia with Luna, Allison with Ruby, Nicole with Link, and Kyrie with Tao.
Deanna holds Chili while Tami bowls. Deanna, Christi, and Veronica smile at the scoreboard, where Christi scored the first points.
Veronica and Hestia show how bowling can be done with your service dog by your side.
Nicole and Link show off the nifty bowling ramps for people who prefer this to throwing a bowling ball.
Christi celebrating yet another good round! Not only was she the first person to score, she also was the highest scoring person!
Veronica knows the importance of keeping up training with Hestia, especially with something as scary as throwing a bowling ball that weighs more than her service dog!
Nicole laughs about her recent bowling attempt while Link shows he is the consummate professional and does not comment on her bowling skills.
Tami and Chili show their love for each other– Chili with a paws up, and Tami with a finger on his nose!
Jack shows off one of the cutest underbites ever!
Hannah takes a break with Sasha while Christi participates in the conversation.
During a circle discussion, people get comfortable. From left to right: Hannah with Sasha, Christi with Gabby (service plushie), Tami with Chili, Deanna with Max, and Allison with Ruby.
From the “naughty corner”, Tao relaxes into Kyrie while Deja steals the show once again with her belly up sleeping skills.
The message board has lots of drawings and signatures!
Deanna and Max show off their certificates for passing both the Manners Evaluation and the Public Access Test. Veronica proctored the tests and presents the certificates with Hestia.
After winning a raffle prize, Nicole feels the love as Link rides the relaxi-taxi.
Link thinks the mat Allison made for the raffle basket is pawsome—he can’t wait for the next convention!