Private Training Rates

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Kenji is being trained for service work. His mom says “We would travel 20 miles or more now that we know how great Mary is!

Our training fee assures you that you get a:

  • highly qualified
  • state certified
  • educated
  • insured
  • professional dog trainer

Unfortunately anyone can call themselves a “dog trainer” or “behaviorist” but only a select few of us have college level dog training degrees certified by the State of Washington. If you want a cheap dog trainer go out and find one, we’ll be here waiting for you when your dogs problems have escalated and you now have to spend even more money fixing the problems the other “trainer” caused. If you want to do it right way the first time, call The Service Dog Academy.

Rates:

This is our rate policy. We do NOT have scholarships or grants available at this time. Please do not contact us about other discounts, there are NONE available. If you would still like to train with The Service Dog Academy but do not currently have the funds there is an Assistive Technology Loan available from the Washington Access Fund. They help disabled individuals with bad credit secure extremely low interest loans to help them pay for services/items to improve their life functions. Under their program our Medical Alert Dog Training qualifies as an assistive technology. Click on the green link above or the logo below to be taken to their site.
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Our service dog rates are based on income level. If you want your training fee to be reduced, income and disability verification is REQUIRED at the first appointment. If you do not provide income verification in the form of tax returns and a recent pay stub or SSI paperwork you will be charged our flat medical alert dog fee of $250 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of the city of Seattle). We do not ask for copies of income verification paperwork, only that we are able to view them at the first appointment. If you are currently living with your parents, their income must be counted towards your total income level.

The service dog sliding fee scale will not be applicable until you have attended ALL of our pet dog and service dog training classes.

Service Dog Sliding Fee Scale
If you make

  • less than $39,999 a year your fee is $100 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $40,000 and $44,999 your fee is $115 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $45,000 and $49,999 your fee is $130 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $50,000 and $54,999 your fee is $145 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $55,000 and $59,999 your fee is $160 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $60,000 and $64,999 your fee is $185 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $65,000 and $69,999 your fee is $200 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $70,000 and $74,999 your fee is $215 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $75,000 and $79,999 your fee is $230 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • between $80,000 and $84,999 your fee is $245 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)
  • over $85,000 your fee is $250 an hour (plus a travel fee if outside of West Seattle)

Payment:

Payment is due at time of appointment booking. The Service Dog Academy accepts Visa, Master Card, PayPal, Personal Checks and Cash.

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Neighborhoods We Serve

We are a simple hop skip and a jump off of the West Seattle Bridge and are within a mile of the neighborhoods of South Park, West Seattle, Alki Point, North Admiral, West Seattle, Seaview, Fauntleroy, Arbor Heights, Gatewood, Genesee, Fairmount Park, Delridge, Pigeon Point, Riverview, Highland Park, Roxhill, High Point and White Center And are within 3 miles or less of Magnolia, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, Montlake, Downtown, Belltown, First Hill, Pioneer Square, International District, Central Waterfront, Madrona, Central District, Leschi, Rainier Valley, Mount Baker, Columbia City, Rainier Beach, Seward Park, Beacon Hill, Industrial District, Sodo, and Georgetown

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