Clearly Defined Leadership

Feb 4, 2020

Be the leader, never the follower. Be calm, in control, confident and be sure of your decisions. Be swift and decided in your movement and always follow through. Your dog can sense your doubt, and being a good leader means not having doubt. Being a good dog parent means loving your dog unconditionally, but also […]

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Calling All Dog Rescues!!

Jan 24, 2020

Specialty Dog Training™ has developed many thriving relationships with dog rescue groups in our community. We believe in the importance of assisting our local rescue partners by giving homeless dogs the training tools they need to become balanced, happy, well-mannered pups, and to find their forever homes. Specialty Dog Training™ takes on obedience and behavioral […]

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Make-A-Wish San Diego

Jun 6, 2017

In late 2016, friend and Shelter to Soldier supporter, Mark Stuart of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices La Jolla, referred the Make-A-Wish San Diego team to our Training Director, Graham Bloem. Excited to work with such an amazing organization, Graham spoke with Wish Coordinator, Katie; and after hearing about a very special little girl named Ariana, who had wished for […]

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Shelter to Soldier: Get Your Kids Involved in the Fun!

Feb 8, 2017

During the month of February, Shelter to Soldier wanted to do something fun to get kids involved, not only in our mission but also in doggy safety. We have decided to host a fun coloring contest! We are encouraging little ones to show their support for Shelter to Soldier by coloring these pages and sending […]

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Crate Training 101

Jan 16, 2017

So you just got a new dog! Whether he is 3 months or 3 years, you may be hearing tons of advice about the benefits of crate training your dog. As dog professionals, we highly encourage owners of all pups (regardless of breed or age) to crate train their new family member. The benefits include […]

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What is Corporate Giving?

Dec 20, 2016

Does Specialty Dog Training™ believe in and engage in giving back…ABSOLUTELY! In the business world, the idea of corporate social responsibility is proving to be a growing trend. There are many reasons for this; not only does corporate giving reflect the values of the organization in question, but it has also been shown to increase […]

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Questions about “Dog Boot Camp”? We have answers…

Dec 14, 2016

Dog owner’s considering professional dog training with us are faced with two main training options: private dog training lessons or doggie boot camp. We have created this breakdown explaining the difference between the two, as well as the general structure and benefits of our boot camp programs. Private lessons are great for those who just […]

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Charity Woof Cup 2016-Presented by: SD-UT

Oct 26, 2016

Every year, the Del Mar International Horse Show and the San Diego Union-Tribune hosts the crowd-pleasing Charity Woof Cup and for the last few years we have had the honor of being one of the 6 local charity beneficiaries of this fun and exciting event. This event consists of six teams competing to raise needed […]

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Shelter to Soldier 4th Annual Benefit

Oct 25, 2016

Last Friday, October 21st, was the night of Shelter to Soldier’s 4th Annual Benefit. Held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the beautiful Del Mar Arena VIP room overlooking the Del Mar International Horse Show Charity Class; it is one of our most exciting events of the year! This year hosted a 1920’s theme including […]

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Puppy Potty Training

Sep 5, 2016

Intro to Puppy Potty Training So you just brought home a new puppy; man is he CUTE, and just SO fluffy! It is easy to be wrapped up in loving the new-parenthood of a fur-baby, but some things just can’t be ignored for long. Like the puddles he keeps leaving on your rug, and that […]

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