Family Owned San Diego Dog Training Business

45+ Years of Combined Professional Training Experience

SDT believes in helping you create an unbreakable bond with your dog and a relationship of love and mutual respect. We also believe in utilizing positive reinforcement, structure, appropriate discipline and good clear communication between you and your pet to achieve the finest results. Your canine is unique for many reasons: breed, age, appearance, genetics, environment, past experiences and general personality. For this reason, we believe in customizing canine training programs that fit your puppy and your lifestyle.

SDT also believes in giving back!! We are partnered with local rescues and other wonderful charities to give back where we can. Our most prominent relationship is with our very own charity partner, Shelter to Solider. Specialty Dog Training is the founding partner of STS and donates time, space, staffing and funds to this incredible organization. We are continuously giving back to our community, our military and pets in need. Call or email us today to speak with a dog training expert!

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  • Graham Bloem and his Specialty Dog Training Team are the best in the business! I searched globally for a year for my canine companion to enjoy the golden years. Having family pets throughout my life, I knew that the choice I made was similar to adopting a child. I had very specific needs on my […]

    Denis Waitley
  • I can say with candid sincerity that Graham is the purest, kindest, and most talented soul I’ve met in the industry. His greatest asset is that he truly loves the animals and his motives are pure.

    Lt. Col. Brian P. Dennis
  • I chose Specialty Dog Training and it was highly recommended that Ozzie attend the 8 week Boot Camp given his level of aggression. During his stay his trainer was wonderful about communicating Ozzie’s progress, sending videos, and reassuring me that he was doing great.

    Stephanie L
  • After staying in a 6 week boot camp he came home, we now have no issues. They improved his leash manners, his anxiety is minimal, and we can now move forward with a happy life here in San Diego!

    Justin W
  • He came back really respecting the collar and leash and us. They will always try to push your boundaries every so often, but the ingrained muscle memories of the commands and what is expected of our furry love ones are still there.

    Mary Z

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