Not counting entry fees and travel cost, I think I spent around $2,500.00 (1993 era) in training cost to run him through JH, SH, MH, NAHRA started and intermediate titles. The training with my buddy, growing in the sport with my dog and meet lots of fun people all over the west was priceless. If I were you I would find a good pro to take your dog through basics, figure $700-$800.00 a month for four to six months. Work with the pro as much as you can, then take your dog through Junior and Senior yourself. Find some amateurs to work with or go back to the pro for another season for that big step up to Master.
BTW, a senior hunter titled dog is a very good hunting companion. Don't be discouraged by the crazy $30-$40,000.00 figure. You could spend that as an absentee dog owner, and I shudder to think what I've spent on dogs the past twenty years, but you certainly can title your dog in hunt test for much less. That's the beauty of hunt test, they were designed for the working guy hunter to have fun with his or her dog.
aint a pro. hang out with a pro a lot though. see a lot of dogs come in and out of his program. to answer the original question. I'd say its gonna cost what it costs for that dog. Can't really put a price on it. way yonder too many variables.
Roseberry Im sure not in the market to buy one but it sounds like it would have been a cheaper route!