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Policies and Procedures for

Service Dog Sales
Trained and Pre-Training Reservations

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But First . . .

Thank you for Requesting a Leprechaun Lane's Trained Canines Service Dog

Please be assured, we don't just train these dogs, we utilize them, too. We are sorry that you have a need for a service dog. Life with Medical or Emotional issues can be difficult. It is our sincere hope that a Service Dog will not only make your life more bearable, but will bring your a whole new sense of freedom, security, and love that you so rightly deserve.

General Understandings

The addition of a Service Dog into your life is a BIG commitment. It is NOT a miraculous, easy fix. However, the benefits of a Service Dog are Physical, Psychiatric/Emotional, but sometimes Physilogical, as well.

  • We encourage ALL interested parties to apply for a dog, or at least walk through the process to your comfort level.

  • Presentation of an application is NOT a commitment to getting/receiving a dog. However, it does help all interested partied gain an understanding of your needs and make informed decisions on how best to move forward.

  • For those who complete the application process, it helps us determine level of commitment and seriousness of need.

  • Additionally, for those who are interested, but unsure - this is the first step in helping us to answer preliminary questions before scheduling a personal interview in which we will discuss:

    • Specifics of the Program

    • Financial Commitment

    • Level of Need

    • Your Expectations

    • How/If a dog might fit into your life

    • How/If a dog might benefit you in ways you didn't anticipate

    • If this is the right answer/solution for your needs. 

    • Which program would best suit you

    • Which Service/Work Type will best suit you

Please read on and feel free to message us with questions after completely reading through this page. If you would like to move on to the application after you finish reading, please follow the appropriate links.

We offer 3 different Program Paths,

for those who are qualified for Service Dogs:

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Trained Service Dog

 Leprechaun Lane's Trained Canine Service dog, trained to perform specific tasks that will offer specific tasks and/or work. While no Dog is ever "fully trained" these dogs are Canine Good Citizens and have passed their Public Access and Task tests to start their life working with you. Placement can take up to 3 years. 

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Puppy with Training Comittment

Purchase a Purpose-bred, AviDog evaluated puppy and Service Dog Training Package. Choose your puppy from the start and work along with your trainer as your puppy grows. There is NO GUARANTEE that a puppy will be able to pass the Canine Good Citizen, Public Access, or Task testing; however, it is highly likely. This will be a combination of Board & Train, and at-Home training work for you and your dog. This training can take up to 3 years to complete.

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Guided Self-Training

Whether you purchase a puppy or already have a dog that you think would be a good service dog for you, this option allows you to work with your dog/puppy at home and utilize both Video and In-Person guided training to make a service dog yourself. There are NO REQUIREMENTS in the USA that Service Dogs have any "formal" training. However, they do have to meet certain behavioral and task standards. This training can take 6-36 months, depending on the Dog. Dogs must complete a series of evaluations before being accepted to the Guided Self-Training Program. There are NO GUARANTEES that this training will produce a Dog that can pass the Canine Good Citizen, Public Access, or Task tests.

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Our Service Types

Dollars

INFLATION

Inflation affects us all. From our vets and feed producers to our suppliers, and including just the cost of gas for upkeep, we are all subject to the rising cost to do business.

We do our best to hedge against long-term inflation by offering fair pricing and only adjust our rates and pricing as absolutely necessary.

Occasionally, the prices listed on a Website, Social Media listing, Flyer, Text, or any other form of communication or advertisement may be inaccurate. Please note that the prices on your signed contract are the prices we abide by. We do our best to update ALL sources of pricing at the same time, but we have been known to make a mistake or two.

Thank you for understanding.

Dollar Bills

Deposits
&
Payments

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Deposits are Non-Refundable.

  • A deposit reserves you the right to select a puppy or a Dog, depending on your need/desire.

  • A deposit reserves you a placement in the order of selection.

  • Receipt of deposit monies constitutes a binding contract for both parties (Seller and Buyer).

  • The deposit may be used for a future selection, and may be transferred once, from one dog/puppy to another.

  • There are ZERO exceptions to these rules.

PAYMENTS

  • Payments In-Full, or In-Part, are NON-Refundable.

  • Payments for Training and/or Payment plans for "Trained Service Dogs" are Non-Refundable. Late payments will incur a service fee and late fee, which will be applied first, before the balance due.

  • Payment amonts, arrangements, and fees are outlined per contract.

  • Payments may be made via:

    • Cash​

    • Certified Check

    • Credit Card (Plus 15% for Credit Cards)

The Qualification
&
Dog-Selection 
Process

This is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect, for all concerned. As such, we are adamant that you understand the following points:
  1. A deposit DOES NOT guarantee acceptance to the program. In such an event as Non-Acceptance from preliminary application, your Deposit, if you made one, will be returned IN FULL (less processing fees). The Application fee is NON-Refundable for ANY reason as those fees are used for the Background checks and processing.
  2. Once you are approved, the initial $1500 deposit is due IN-FULL.
  3. Once the Deposit is received, You will go through another series of questionnaires and interviews to determine the best next steps forward. 
  4. Deposits GUARANTEE your reserved place in the selection process (Earliest payment date first).
  5. Your lifestyle, medical needs, wants, family setting, home setting, and desired "services" for the puppy or dog are taken into consideration with the animals's aptitude and personality-type.
    1. The waiting lists can be long, and the dog that you eventually receive may not be in the program at the time you are accepted. This process has been known to take up to 3 years, but we certainly hope to find a fit more quickly.
    2. We reserve the right to refuse placement of a puppy/dog if we are concerned it will not be a good fit. In this instance you may choose the first available selection for the next dog that we feel will be the right fit for you. This will be a in-depth discussion between parties for full understanding.
    3. Please note that NOT all dog/puppy selections work out on the first try. This is to be expected, and one of the reasons we want you to understand that this is a multi-year process. Within reason, this dog/puppy will be replaced in accordance with your contract.
    4. Please note that sometimes Puppies do not develop into workable service dogs. The criteria for purchasing a puppy for potential service work comes with a LOT of disclaimers for such. These puppies are not likely to be replaced, so please decide carefully.
  6. You may visit the training venue once your full deposit is received. However, training sessions will not start until FULL payment is received, or until/unless you purchase training packages separately.
    1. Pre-Training is recommended so that you are more comfortable with working a service dog, once you receive yours.
  7. You will have access to Puppy-Cam once your Full Payment is received. 
    1. Puppy-Cam is NOT 24/7 after 3 weeks of age.
    2. Puppy-Cam is ONLY FOR the family or Individual who pay In-Full.
    3. After 3 weeks of age Puppy-Cam will cover the following: 8 AM - 2 PM in Puppy Yard, Puppy training sessions as determined by trainer.
  8. A puppy may be "shipped" after purchase, however, we are stringent on accepted shipping methods. We prefer you fly in, and we will help you make acceptable arrangments to collect your puppy and fly home with him or her at your seat. If a puppy is "shipped," the following RULES apply without exception:
    1. Payment IN-FULL must be received AND PROCESSED prior to pickup for ALL SERVICES including but not limited to: Purchase Price, Training, Medical Services, Board, Care, Special Requests, or any other agreements made.
    2. Payments made by Credit Card will also have a 15% surcharge and will have to sign a receipt upon pickup verifying receipt of puppy and services and confirming a declination of right to request refund or rights to claim fraudulent charges for the amount agreed to on the receipt ONLY.
    3. Any and ALL payments made as above must be completed at least 7 business days in advance of shipment. All charges for shipment and transportation to and return from point of shipment are the responsibility of the buyer/purchaser.
    4. All puppies or dogs that are shipped must have a minimum 6-month purchased health insurance plan IN PLACE at least 48 hours before shipping with zero exclusions for shipping-related emergencies or issues.
    5. All puppies or dogs that are shipped automatically decline the 48-hour health guarantee normally provided by the seller.
  9. All Puppies/dogs that are SOLD by Leprechaun Lane's Doberman Pinschers, ISAOA, come with a 48-hour ALL HEALTH*** and 2-Year (age of Dog) Genetic Defect Guarantee***
    1. Canines MUST BE examined by a currently Licensed Veterinarian in the state in which you receive the canine, or in the state in which you live within 48-hours of receipt.
    2. In the HIGHLY UNLIKELY event that a puppy or dog expires prior to the 48 hours, and prior to reaching a veterinarian, the buyer must provide an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
      1. Shall the breeder/seller be found to be the cause of the death due to raising/breeding/handling prior to pickup, the breeder/seller shall fully reimburse the veterinary and autopsy costs related to this incident ONLY, and shall provide buyer with first selection of the next litter or refund of purchase price only, IN-FULL.  

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Visitation & Pick-Ups

Our Dogs are our Family and our Kennel is our home, 

All visitations, training sessions, and final pick-ups are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please be respectful of our dogs and our family.

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Lifetime Breeder Support

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This is our family and our life! As such, you and your puppy/dog can always count on us for advice and reasonable assistance (excluding medical emergencies and bills) for the life of your puppy and beyond. This means training tips, supplies and feeding suggestions, travel ideas, and more. We can be a contingency plan, and we are always interested in doing what is best for the life of the puppy or dog (that's why selection is important). 

John, Lisa, and Spudz Murphy

Understanding, Agreement & Enrollment

BY entering your information below, you are acknowledging and agreeing to Leprechaun Lane Doberman Pinscher's policies and procedures for purchasing a dog or puppy. Further, you are agreeing to becoming a member of our community which includes, but is not limited to: emails with Pup-dates, PAW-some infomails, and DoberDork Details and Suggestions. You will be added to our mailing list for future litters and training/fun opportunities that we attend or sponsor. Finally, this page will become a permanent portion of your contract should you choose to provide a DEPOSIT for a dog or puppy. Thank you!

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