Owner Trained Program – FAQs

How much does it cost for help training my own dog?
The cost of our owner trained programs vary depending on quite a few factors.  Your location, how often you are willing to come to us for training, if your dog will be staying with us for training, and how long your dog will be staying with us will determine the cost of your program. Because our training programs are completely customizable, we can customize something to fit every budget. On average our training programs generally run between $1,500 and $10,000 dollars.

How do I raise money?
If you need to fundraise, we will be there every step of the way to help you out.  We regularly partner with non-profit organizations in order to help our clients raise money.

Here are just a few of the ways our families have successfully raised the money they needed:

-Running a go fund me account.
-Setting up an Amazon affiliate link
-Help with fundraisers from churches or other community organizations.
-Pancake breakfast
-Community garage sales
-Fundraising dinners and raffles
-Halloween carnivals

Why do your training programs cost so much?
Training a service dog and teaching their people properly is expensive.  We take the responsibility of training service dogs very seriously. That’s why we work with a very limited number of families each year, so we can give each and every person and dog the one-on-one attention they need.

Do you certify service dogs?
Certification is not required by law. However, service dog rights are legally protected under many federal and state laws making it important for service dogs to behave in a safe and reliable manner in public. For this reason, My Dog and Me service dog teams must pass various levels of testing starting with the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test and the AKC Community Canine Test followed by a rigorous Public Access test based on the minimum standards set by the industry. Recertification is required annually.

We do not certify service dogs that have not come through one of our training programs.

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