Family Owned San Diego Dog Training Business

45+ Years of Combined Professional Training Experience

Combining passion, decades of knowledge, and a dynamic team of industry experts, Specialty Dog Training serves our local community in Southern California and works with clients all across the country. Our team specializes in training and placing incredible personal and family protection dogs, family companions, and we also work with our clients dogs that struggle with obedience and behavioral challenges. Together, our team has received certifications, awards and accolades from some of the most well recognized institutions across the United States and internationally.

We utilize positive reinforcement, drive exhaustion, structure, appropriate and fair discipline, good clear communication between you and your pet and excellent client communication to achieve the finest results in dog training.

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. The same is true when placing one of our trained family protectors or companion dogs. We learn about your needs, wants, lifestyle and ultimately what dog will best match your home.

SDT also believes in giving back! We are partnered with local dog 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
  • Since we have 9 and 11-year-old children, we could not risk having other children over to the house (or anyone for that matter) for fear she would bite someone. After spending 5 weeks with Graham, she is absolutely amazing – a completely different dog for sure.

    Amy Sims
  • 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
  • Saber is much more calm, confident and has a new found love for working to earn treats and praise. I didn’t have to worry about Saber while he was away because staff treated him like family and always looked out for his best interest.

    Meghan L
  • Our trainer did an outstanding job! He listened to our specific concerns and desires for our husky, which was off-leash recall and food guarding, and even went the extra mile midway to push her to make sure she was dialed in those two aspects in more challenging environments.

    Lauren S

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