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Man-K9 is pleased to welcome you as San Diego’s premier service dog training facility. From our careful training methods to our emphasis on building a strong relationship between you and your service dog, our program is designed to the highest standards. Our training emphasizes obedience and skill mastery to give your furry companion the tools it needs to help you in a variety of situations, increasing your mobility, independence, and quality of life.

Our Service Dog Training

Here at Man-K9, we’re proud to provide a wide variety of options for training service dogs. Our in-depth training program will teach your service dog the skills it needs to be of aid to you. The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen, Urban Canine Good Citizen, and Man-K9 Service Dog Evaluation and Certification are just some of the examinations that our dogs have aced. Your service dog will be well-trained and behave reliably if you follow these steps.

Benefits of a Service Dog from Man K9

Man-K9’s San Diego Service Dog Training program stands out for several reasons:

Skillful and Reliable Companions

All of our service dogs have passed the American Kennel Club's examinations and are highly trained in obedience. As a result, you can rest assured that your service dog is not only well-mannered but also highly trained to assist you in a variety of settings.

Expertise and Support

The complexities of training a service dog are well understood by our team of committed trainers. We are here for you and your service dog every step of the way to make sure you have a positive training experience.

Enhanced Independence

With the help of one of our service dogs, you may reclaim and sustain your freedom. Our dogs are capable and trustworthy companions, whether they are aiding with mobility, delivering deep pressure therapy, or providing psychiatric support.

Delivery Options

For already-trained service dogs, we offer convenient delivery and pickup services. Your service dog can be delivered to you quickly and easily, no matter where you are in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Tailored Training

Pre-trained service dogs, teenage puppies, and evaluations of your own dog are just some of the training choices we provide. Because of this, you can pick the one that suits your preferences and requirements the best.

Personal Connection

We recommend that potential service dog handlers get to know one other beforehand. Meeting the dog in person or over video chat can help you determine if he or she is a good fit for your family and way of life.

Pre-Trained Service Dogs for Sale:

Pre-Trained Service Dogs

Proof of our dedication to your autonomy is provided by our pre-trained service dogs. From deep pressure treatment and crowd mediation to mobility support and anxiety alleviation, they are prepared to serve and assist you in a number of ways.

Pre-Trained Service Dog for Delivery

If you're thinking about getting a service dog, we make it simple and convenient for you to do so by offering pre-trained dogs. Depending on your needs and the timeline for delivery, our already-trained service canines can be ready to work in as little as six (6) to ten (10) weeks. You can choose between having it delivered or picked up, with delivery starting at $1500. Delivery of these service dogs is available throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Although we provide video chats so you may get to know your potential service dog, we insist that you see the dog in person before bringing it into your house. This measure guarantees that you and the dog will get along swimmingly.

Service Dog Evaluation and Pricing

We provide comprehensive price structures for puppies with and without training. There are three tiers of pre-trained service dogs starting at $19,000:

Basic obedience with tasks

Off-leash recall with tasks

All off-leash with tasks

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Affordability and Payment Plans

We at Man-K9 know how crucial it is to offer reasonably priced products. Our top-notch service dog training is within your reach since we provide a flexible payment plan upon request and because we do not currently accept insurance.

Continued Support and Training for Your Service Dog

We are here to help you every step of the way as you train your service dog. We’ll make sure you and your service dog are ready to go out in public by doing an evaluation and providing training. Prices for our private training programs range from $540 to $1125, and we have options for students of all experience levels.

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Service Dog Training Information

Custom Evaluation for Your Own Dog

We are happy to provide assessments for dogs 10 months or older if you have decided to source your own dog. There is no way to know for sure whether a puppy will make a good service dog candidate at 10 months or older, but our examination can give you some ideas.

Comprehensive Service Tasks

We are happy to provide assessments for dogs 10 months or older if you have decided to source your own dog. There is no way to know for sure whether a puppy will make a good service dog candidate at 10 months or older, but our examination can give you some ideas.

Specialized Support and Limitations

We do not provide medical emergency training, but rather focus on mental service dogs, deep pressure treatment, crowd mediation, and mobility help. People who already have serious health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, or epilepsy, and need professional medical care, cannot rely on Man-K9.

Your Partner in Wellness

Man-K9 is your best bet for a top-notch service dog and training program. If you're not sure what kind of dog might be best for you, talk to your doctor about it. While we can help you find a dog with the right temperament, we are unable to provide first aid instruction.

Are you prepared to take a step towards greater autonomy with the help of a specially trained service dog? Start your life-changing journey with Man-K9’s world-famous Service Dog Training in San Diego today by contacting us at or 123-456-7890. We are the first step on your journey to a more fulfilling, self-determined existence.

What is the difference between a Service Dog, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs?

Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs are very different types of training.

Service Dogs

Service dogs are medically prescribed and trained for a single person’s needs and are trained to perform tasks to help mediate and alleviate the person’s needs through performing trained tasks. These dogs can only be trained for one person and require more in-depth training tailored to their handlers’ needs. These dogs are allowed everywhere and cannot be denied access.

Emotional Support Dogs

Emotional Support dogs are medically prescribed but are not required to have any specific training, at Man-K9 we offer the ability to train ESA’s to be obedient and perform comfort to a singular person, or to a family. These dogs are permitted into certain spaces, but do not have the same public access rights as service dogs.

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Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs are trained to provide comfort to the community and are trained for many people. These dogs are pets with added abilities. These dogs do not hold the same values as a Service dog/ESA. They are required to pass a therapy dog test to ensure that they are social and friendly towards the public, and environmentally sound in the community. These dogs are only allowed in places by invitation only or pet friendly locations. (hospitals, VA centers, libraries by invitation only).

Frequently Asked Questions

When requesting a service dog, can I have my pick of breeds?

We try to meet requests for specific breeds, but availability may be limited. No matter what kind of dog you're looking for, we'll make it our top priority to find one.

What kind of training do your service dogs receive?

All our dogs are trained in obedience and have passed the following AKC tests: Canine Good Citizen, Urban Canine Good Citizen, Man-K9 Service Dog Evaluation and Certification.

Do you provide specialized training for service dogs to help with medical conditions?

When sourcing a pre-trained service dog, we unfortunately don't offer any training for any pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, POTS, cardiac, or seizures + due to our facility not having the proper amenities for that specific training. We offer dogs for DPT as well as Psychiatric service, such as crowd mediation, mobility assistance, or anxiety relief.

How long will it take to get a pre-trained service dog? 

Time frame for Pre-Trained Service dog readiness is 6-10 weeks. (dependent on handlers needs & delivery timeframe) • Delivery and Pickup are both available for Pre-Trained Service Dogs. delivery starting at $1500 + Dogs can be delivered to US, Canada, and Mexico at this time.

Will you ship a pre-trained service dog to me?

Pre-Trained Service dogs- Man-K9 does offer video chats to meet available dogs, but it is recommended that the future handler comes to meet their dog first, prior to bringing them home to ensure it is a proper fit for their needs.

Do you accept insurance?

Man-K9 unfortunately does not accept insurance at this time, but we do offer a payment plan that is available upon request.

Can we choose a specific puppy or breed for a service dog?

If you're seeking an adolescent puppy, we can source one specifically for your needs, but there is no guarantee we'll have a specific breed during that time frame, nor that the pup is guaranteed to pass our service dog evaluations. 

Can we choose a dog and bring it to you to be trained as a service dog?

If you choose to source your own dog, we are happy to evaluate them at 10months + of age to view any behavioral / service dog potential.  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the puppy will be a service dog candidate at 10months+ of age.

What service tasks will my trained dog perform?

The service tasks we teach at our facility are: Center, Behind, Watch, Front, Across, Right, Hug, Back, Closer, and Under. Additional tasks can be evaluated but are not promised as the dog may not hone the capabilities to perform. 

How old does a dog have to be to be trained as a service dog?

If you were to purchase an 8-week-old puppy, or a 6-month-old puppy, service dog tasks will not be able to take place until the following year. Between that time frame it is your job to maintain the expectations of your puppy whether they came pre-trained, self-taught, or went to bootcamp. If there is no foundation to work off of, we will not be able to proceed with service dog training.

If I purchase a puppy from Man K9, can it be trained to be a service dog?

Puppies purchased through us are not guaranteed to become service candidates as there are too many variables that may take place between purchase and test date. All puppies sourced through Man-K9 can be evaluated for Service dog training at the age of 10 months or older. We cannot begin service dog task training any younger as the dog is developing and the number of expectations for a puppy are limited.

Do you provide service dog vests, equipment, and patches?

It is the handler’s responsibility to purchase recommended equipment, training tools, service vest, & patches.

Does my dog have to have any training before becoming a service dog?

The Handler must perform and maintain public access training with the dog prior to beginning service work as the dog needs public exposure to maintain neutrality to various stimuli.

Can you evaluate my dog to see if they can be a service dog?

Service Dog Evaluations cost $300 (outside dogs, or Man-K9 recertification, recommended yearly)

What happens if my dog fails the service dog evaluation?

If the dog fails our Service Dog Evaluation post the 1yr mark due to aggression, or reactivity, the dog will not be allowed to reperform test.

Will my service dog need additional training?

If the dog shows lack of obedience and control, the owner will be responsible for adding additional training, and must pay for the initial evaluation price, and additional cost for retesting.

What types of service dogs do you offer and train?

We offer psychiatric service dogs and deep pressure therapy and crowd mediation, and mobility assistance. Any individuals with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetic, cardiac, or epileptic, etc. training will have to be sourced outside of Man-K9 as we do not have the facilities to provide medical training.

What type of service dog will I need?

We recommend you speak with your physician for details of what type of dog you would need, and we can help source a dog with a specific temperament, but we can unfortunately not complete any form of medical emergency training.

Can I bring my own dog in for an assessment?

If your dog is at least 10 months old, we can assess whether or not they have the right temperament to be trained as a service dog. Note, however, that not every puppy will mature into a suitable service dog candidate by the time it's 10 months old.

How does one go about getting a service dog that has already been trained?

Within 6–10 weeks, our already-trained service dogs will be ready to go to work for you. You can choose between having it delivered or picked up, with delivery prices beginning at $1500. Bringing a dog into your home without first meeting them is risky.

Can I train my own dog to be a service dog with your organization?

We begin evaluating dogs for service dog training when they are 10 months old. It's vital to remember that a dog's suitability for service work can be affected by many different variables.

To what extent can I guarantee the effectiveness of my service dog?

Your service dog will do best if you continue to work with them on their basic training. Service dog duties cannot begin until the next year if an 8-week-old puppy or a 6-month-old puppy without training is selected. Maintaining a steady regimen of training and reinforcement is crucial.

Is it important to have a service dog evaluated?

In order to keep your dog in peak working condition, regular examinations are essential. For $300, you may get your outside dog or Man-K9 evaluated and recertified every year.

If my dog does not pass the Service Dog Evaluation, what are my options?

If your dog shows signs of hostility or reactivity throughout the evaluation, they will be disqualified from doing the test again. Extra time and money may be needed to train a dog to obey and regulate itself.

Can I buy a puppy to train as a service dog?

Puppies, even those as young as 8 weeks old, can be purchased for between $2,300 and $3,500. But until next year, no work with service dogs may be done.

What if my dog already has a health problem?

We are experts in the areas of deep pressure therapy, crowd mediation, mobility help, and mental service canines. You will need to find medical education outside of Man-K9 for problems like diabetes and heart disease.

Please email us at or give us a call at 123-456-7890 if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Here at Man-K9, we’re committed to helping you and your service dog achieve new heights of freedom and fulfilment.

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