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
  • Through Graham’s intuitive approach to understanding and training dogs, he’s coaxed from Lava that inner canine and turned him from a nervous, at times aggressive dog, with a lack of confidence into an obedient, focused, fun-loving, confident and loving companion.

    Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman
  • Our dog had some aggression issues and a lot of insecurities. Graham has transformed him into a well behaved, confident, and perfect dog.

    Brittany Goodpasture
  • Can’t recommend the facility enough! The entire staff is absolutely wonderful, and extremely helpful. The team has been incredible with my special needs dog, Sherman.

    Lulu E
  • Our sweet but unruly one-year-old dog named Tank spent a month in boot camp. He came out so well behaved, with amazing manners, commands and our small kids have even been able to get him to listen.

    Cate O’Reilly

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