Labradoodle vs. Mutt: The Real Cost of Owning a Dog

By Laurie Meisler - 2011-09-14T23:37:24Z

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As any parent knows, children - and dogs - need rules.

Labradoodle

  • $150.00: In-home consultation with certified professional trainer, 75 to 90 minutes.
    $625.00: Biscuit & Bath's "Puppy Kindergarten" (6 classes) and "Basic Obedience & Manners" (6 classes)
    $350.00: Advanced obedience and training (6 classes)
    $700.00: "Doggie Diner" table manners class to teach pets how to hold cutlery. (Just kidding.)

Mutt

  • $16.99: Housetraining for Dummies
  • $99.00: "Mutt Manners" five-week class

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $5,280.79
  • Mutt: $615.92
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