Max the future service dog visits Washington, DC

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Max enjoyed a very special trip to our nation's capital. 

The 1-year-old Golden Retriever, who we're teaching to become a service dog for a veteran in need, joined his Canine Assistants instructor, Kristen Hill, and flew to Washington, D.C. for a weekend visit. Hill's husband, Jonathan, also accompanied them on the trip. 

PHOTOS: Max visits Washington, DC 

Max was in Washington, D.C. for the Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy, serving as a representative for Canine Assistants. He met dozens of attendees and helped spread the message about what service dogs can do. 

The trip may have been short, but it was full of learning experiences for Max, including staying focused during distracting situations while walking around the National Mall. 

This wasn't Max's first trip to D.C., but he did enjoy some touristy stops along the way. Max spent time in front of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, and even the White House!

Max also worked with his instructor on staying focused and remaining calm while flying. Delta was incredibly accommodating and helped make both flights the best possible experience for our future service dog. 

Max returned from his trip on Saturday. 

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