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Specialty Dog Training

APDT Member since 2014

Contact Information

Graham Bloem, ABCDT

Address: Poway, CA 92064

Phone: 855-CUSTMK9



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Specialty Dog Training offers 25+ years of combined professional dog training experience. Certified, licensed dog trainers that are here to serve you and your precious pets.

Locations Served

San diego, Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhain, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, La Costa, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Valley, Del Cerro, Beverly Hills, Orange County, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Malibu, Dallas Texas, Aspen Colorado, Seattle Washington, Denver Colorado

Equipment Used

Flat collar, Martingale, Harness, Slip Collar, Prong Collar, Slip Leash, Head collar/gentle leader, Long Line, Treats, Toys, Tug, Shaker Can

Training Philosophy

Specialty Dog Training offers a science based dog training approach utilizing the schooling and certifications under their Training Director, Graham Bloem. Our team utilizes positive reinforcement, structure, and leadership.

Additional Details

Specialty Dog Training believes in helping you create an unbreakable bond with your dog and a relationship of love and mutual respect.

Specialty 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 our veterinary partner, Carmel Mountain Ranch Veterinary Hospital and our own nonprofit, Shelter to Soldier™.

Training Director, Graham Bloem's Career highlights:

• Honors Graduate of Animal Behavior College: Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer
• Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College
• 15 years of professional dog training and pet related business management
• 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.
• Behavioral Evaluator & Specialist
• Service Dog Specialist
• Therapy Dog Specialist
• 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 CA 501c3 non-profit
- Chief Dog Trainer at CleverPet LLC

Type of Services Offered?
Aggression This trainer offers Aggression training.
AKC Obedience
Assistance/Service Dog Training This trainer offers AKC  Assistance/service dog training.
Behavioral Consultation This trainer offers Behavioral Consultation.
CGC Training This trainer offers CGC  training.
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Instructor
Clicker Training
Fun and Games
Group Training This trainer offers group  training.
In-Home Training This trainer offers in-home  training.
Multi-Species (cats, birds, other)
Nose Work
Private Training This trainer offers private  training.

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Date: Oct. 18-21, 2017
Location: Richmond, VA.

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