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SPECIALTY DOG TRAINING
email:  graham@specialtydogtraining.com
Phone:   855-CUSTMK9

"SDT is a family owned San Diego Dog Training business with 13 years of training experience.  Specialty Dog Training 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 in dog training.  Your dog is unique for many reasons:  breed, age, appearance, genetics, environment, past experiences and general personality.  For this reason, we believe in customizing dog training programs that fit your dog and your lifestyle.
     Speicalty Dog Training also believes in giving back!!  We are partnered with local San Diego dog rescues and other wonderful charities to give back where we can.  Our most prominent relationships are with Rancho Coastal Humane Society and our very own non-profit Shelter to Soldier.  We are continuously giving back tyo our community, our military and pets in need.

Graham’s Accomplishments

  • 10News Leadership Award Recipient
  • Graduated Animal Behavior College in 2002 top of his class as an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer
  • Apprenticed with renowned Master Dog Trainer, Rick Klassen.
  • Dog Trainer to Helen Woodward Animal Center, a world renowned animal shelter, for 4 years.
  • Dog Trainer & Consultant to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, a pioneer in rescue programs, for 2 years.
  • Dog Trainer to Nubs Dennis, the world famous rescue dog from Iraq. Nubs’ children’s book is a NY Times Best Seller and is one of the most successful children’s books of all time. The story is now being produced into a motion film.
  • Dog Trainer to Lava Kopelman, another famous rescue dog from Iraq. Lava’s owner has published two NY Times Best Sellers.
  • Managed and directed Snug Pet Resort & Absolute K9 Training for nearly 4 years.
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Behavioral Evaluator & Specialist
  • Service Dog Specialist
  • Therapy Dog Specialist
  • Partnered with a team of professional trainers with a combined 60 years of experience. Specializing in competition obedience, Police K9 training & evaluation, detection dogs, family protection dogs, executive protection dogs & Schutzhund.
  • Business & Dog Behavior Consultant to boarding facilities, doggie daycares, veterinary hospitals, animals shelters & rescues
  • Featured on local and national radio
  • Featured on local and national news – CBS 8, ABC 10News, KUSI, FOX, NBC, CNN
  • ABC 10News Leadership Award Recipient
  • Mentioned and Praised on Ellen DeGeneres Show, Today Show & Tonight Show
  • Contributing writer to Dog Fancy Magazine & Dog’s Life Magazine
  • Founder of Shelter to Soldier™ – a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them as service dogs for military men and women in need of a service companion.
  • Mentor and Trainer to men and women from all branches of our armed forces.