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
  • 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
  • Our trainer was amazing with her, super gentle but firm, she loved working with him which made it much easier to leave her at the facility. I highly recommend Specialty Dog Training, the entire staff was super friendly and very professional.

    Peter R
  • I tried relentlessly to put him in puppy classes with other dogs but Petco, Petsmart and three private trainers wouldn’t accept him because of his reactivity…At boot camp, the trainers were able to train my dog to no longer be reactive to other animals. I’m not afraid to take my 80 lb dog for walks, or to my local Home Depot.

    Peggy S
  • For the hour training at pick up I was amazed at the results. Honestly my words don’t do it justice. I noticed that Rufio loved his trainer and had bonded very nicely with her. It was clear that she cared for our dog by how they treated each other.

    Matt S

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