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
  • My husband and I can not speak more highly of Graham and the Specialty Dog Training team, they are truly gifted with animals. We came to him with our one and a half year old Bernese Mountain Dog who was afraid of people when they would try to interact with him on the street. He […]

    Tiffany Felderman
  • I couldn’t be more satisfied with the results of this program and will be forever grateful for Alayna. It was worth every penny.

    Shae Forbes
  • 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
  • We choose the three week boot camp and it was worth every penny. She came home proficient on all basic commands and understands the difference between right and wrong.

    Holly P

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