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Love in the Lead Service Dog Program

Program Pricing

Large non-profit service dog organizations estimate the cost of a fully-trained service dog to be between $40,000-$60,000. Due to the structure of our private program, we are able to offer fully trained service dogs at a more affordable cost.

Our Average Cost for a Fully-Trained Service Dog:

Our Average Cost for
a Fully-Trained Service Dog:


Cost Breakdown:
This total price reflects what it costs to raise, train, and prepare a fully trained service dog. Our dogs are approximately 1.5-2 years of age by the time they are placed with an individual or family and have undergone thousands of hours of professional training.

  • Purchase of a suitable puppy: $2,500-$3,500
  • Insurance: $1,200
  • Veterinary Expenses: $2,000
  • Training & Care: $20,000
Our Program

Pricing Breakdown & Payment Structure

Training Your Personal Dog

On occasion, we have clients who already have a puppy or older dog that they would like to have trained as a service dog. If you already have a puppy or older dog, they must pass our temperament and health assessments before we can enroll them in our service dog program.

If your dog passes our assessments and has shown to have a suitable temperament for service work, they would need to complete Phase 2: Advanced Obedience and Phase 3: Task Training of our program before they enter Phase 4: Team Training. The cost for Phase 2 is $3,800 and the cost for Phase 3 is $3,500 per month.

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