How much do service dogs cost and what justifies their cost?
People frequently ask, “Why are service dogs so expensive?” The answer is entirely because of how long it takes to train an assistance animal, even a Psychiatric service or therapy dog. A real service dog takes at least ten months to train, but on average the training time is one year. 365 days x $125 per day would be $45,625, without the cost added for the puppy, veterinary care, food, rent, insurance and transportation.
Service dog training is the Olympics of Dog Training. Very few trainers that are excellent can figure out how to provide a reliable, quality experience to disabled clients while netting less than $80 per day per dog. The result is there are 100 people in line for every fully-trained real and legitimate service dog available.
Service Dog School of America loses money on every dog we sell for $50,000. If it was like other businesses selling a quality product and making a fair profit, our service dogs would cost at least $75,000 to $90,000.
You get a well-bred trained service dog where everything has been done right from the day your puppy left the breeder.
3-year Health Guarantee on all our AKC registered dogs.
The most well-trained dogs available anywhere.
The day you get your service dog, you will be able to take your dog to work with you, to school, to the mall, to church, you can travel with your dog, anywhere you go you can take your dog. You get a trained dog to perform tasks that assist you with your disability. Training and support is provided for the life of your service dog.
How much do service dogs cost?
Based on information from the internet published by service dog providers, the cost of a real service dog is currently about $38,000 to over $65,000.
AKC Golden Retriever service dogs, $50,000
What do you think? Is the cost of a service dog too high if you got one and you were a lot less depressed and anxious, or if you became a happy person and were not miserable all the time? Would not the cost, whatever it is, be worth it?
Submit an application today before someone buys your service dog and you have to pay a lot more money because the cost skyrocketed, or you have to wait 3 to 10 years like the 20% of disabled people who actually end up getting a service dog.
80% of the people who apply to charities never actually get a service dog, no matter how many organizations they apply to for one. Many people waiting for service dogs wait 5 to 10 years or even longer.