2023 National Service Dogs for Veterans Conference

Arlington, Virginia
July 19-21, 2023

Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans Partner Members invite all to attend our annual National Service Dogs for Veterans Conference.

Our annual confernce consists of two full days of conference formatting for administrative, veterans, mental health & dog training tracks and a half day roundtable training session.  Tickets include breakfast for all three days & lunch for two days along with an opening night reception. 

Please note our service dog etiquette below which is part of our attendee code of conduct.

Should you have any questions about our annual conference to include vendor requests, sponsorships, or ticketing questions please contact the conference committee chair, Amanda Baity at amandabaity@servicedogs4vets.org.

Our 2023 National Service Dog Conference will be July 19-21 in Arlington, Virginia. Sign up for our email newsletter to get updates.

Join The Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans in Arlington, Virginia for our 2023 National Service Dogs for Veterans Conference for service dog trainers and non-profits. This conference will provide an opportunity for professional development, dialogue with VA leadership and VSOs, best practices sharing, and development.

Association members invite all non-members, collaborative organizations, professional dog trainers, and veteran service professionals looking for a better understanding of the veteran service dog industry. ASDPMV’s National Service Dog Standards which were established in November 2016 and are available for download at www.servicedogs4vets.org.

Focus areas that will be offered at this year’s conference; Dog Training, Veteran Training, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, and Administrative. Many networking & development opportunities available.

Who should attend?

While our annual conference is open to all who wish to attend, we craft our program to the following audiences:

  • Service Dog Providers to Disabled Veterans
  • Service Dog Providers Who are Interested in Working with Veterans
  • Service Dog Trainers
  • Veteran Service Organizations Who Want to Learn More about Service Dogs
  • Veteran Service Organizations That Partner with Service Provides
  • Businesses and Organizations Who Support Service Dogs for Veterans
  • Advocates & Care Providers for Disabled Military Veterans
  • Businesses or Organizations Who Need Policy Guidance for Disabled Veterans & Service Dog Handlers
  • Foundations & Corporations That Offer Funding to Service Dog Providers
  • Dog Breeders That Want to Connect with Service Dog Providers
  • Volunteers of VSOs or Individuals Interested in Volunteering to Support Veterans
  • Veterans and Family Members Interested in Learning More About Service Dogs
  • Any Agency That Wants to Learn About the Benefits of Service Dogs to Disabled Veterans
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2023 ASDPMV Service Dog Conference Service Dog Etiquette

Welcome and thank you for attending the 2023 ASDPMV Service Dog Conference. While attending the conference please be advised that the following service dog etiquette will be enforced. Only service dogs are allowed in the conference. Therapy dogs and ESA dogs are not allowed access to ASDPMV conferences.

You will be asked to remove your service dog from the premises if they:
 Make a mess on the floor
 Bite, bark at or jump on another patron
 Wander away from their owner
 Are disruptive

Etiquette for Interacting with People Using Service Dogs:
 Speak to the person, not the animal.
 Cooing at, whistling at, or otherwise distracting the dog is not appropriate.
 Do not touch the service dog without receiving permission.
 Do not offer food to the service dog.

Service dog public etiquette:
 The dog must always be leashed and within 24 inches of the handler unless performing a task that requires them to be further away.
 Never leave the dog unattended in public or hotel.
 The dog must be properly groomed.
 Make sure your service dog is appropriately positioned under a table and/or out of the way of foot traffic.
 Make sure your service dog does NOT go nose to nose with other service dogs.

Your service dog must keep its attention on the handler, not other service dogs.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SPEAKERS FOR THE 2023 ASDPMV SERVICE DOG CONFERENCE!

The Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans (ASDPMV) is accepting keynote, panelist, and break-out session speaking proposals for its conference in July 2023. We are inviting Association members and non-members, professional dog trainers, and veteran service professionals looking for a better understanding of the veteran service dog industry and ASDPMV’s National Service Dog Standards which were established in November 2016.

If you can engage, inspire and inform audiences, we’d like to hear from you!  Apply Here.

2022 Conference Committee Members

Chair: Amanda Baity | Semper K9 Assistance Dogs

Partner Member Representatives:

  • Got Your Six Support Dogs
  • Dog Tag Buddies