How much are service dogs for anxiety?
Service dogs for anxiety or psychiatric service dog (PSD) cost around $20,000 to $40,000 in the United States. But, this can vary and there maybe cheaper options. Because you maybe able to get financial assistance through various support programs and specialist organizations.
Service dogs are expensive because they need hundreds of hours of training, they need to undergo service dog temperament test. There is cost associated with veterinary care for the dog, vaccinations, boarding, and professional grooming.
You can train your dog to become a service dog with some help from a certified trainer. This will cost you much less but it has its pros and cons.
Some good resources that will get you started:
- Assistance Dogs International – USA and different parts of the world.
- Little Angels Service Dogs – Apply for a service dog.
- Service Dog Certification Ultimate Guide – USA & Canada