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
  • Nicole is absolutely amazing in every way! She truly cares for the dogs and their new owners. Her dog-to-owner transfers are smooth and stress-free. Flawless! I would recommend Nicole and Specialty Dog Training without a single reservation. Thank you, Nicole, for being so great at what you do and loving and caring these amazing dogs […]

    Cynthia – Arizona
  • Having worked with Graham on my leadership and Bruno’s obedience allowed me to bond with my dog in a way I never expected. More importantly, it gave me the ability to deal with any situation that may arise.

    Lisa Johnson
  • We can now take Bogart with us, with or without a leash, and people are dazzled by how well behaved he is. Graham accomplished this in a very short time and we can not thank him enough for sharing his gift with us. We highly recommend Graham Bloem, he is incredible!

    Linda Keyes and Don McKinney
  • 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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