The total cost is variable depending on the behaviors the dog is being trained to perform, the previous obedience training the dog has had, and the amount of time the owner/ trainer can devote to the training practice.
With a dog who has advanced behavior skills, task training can take four to six months depending on the complexity of the tasks. The dog will need to demonstrate the ability to perform the task in various environments. Most dogs require 1-2 years to become a service dog and be fully trained in public access skills.
The training cost of working with a professional trainer at $150 an hour would be about $7,200 a year, then the two year cost would total $14,400. This is a fraction of the $25,000 it would cost you to purchase a fully trained service dog.
Having a dog that can retrieve mail, dropped keys and other objects for you when you live alone, have poor balance or use a walker is invaluable. The dog can be taught tasks that reduce your chances of falling and injuring yourself.
Euro Pros K-9 Center
35571 Florida 70, Myakka City, FL 34251
Office: 941-444-6605 Toll Free: 800-797-2954
(We take calls from 9AM to 9PM - 7 Days-A-Week)
Serving Florida's gulf coast area from the Tampa to Fort Myers