45+ Years of Combined Professional Training Experience

Pacific Pet Resort™’s Dog Training partner, Specialty Dog Training, is Southern California’s Elite training company. 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 and humane 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 relationships are with Carmel Mountain Ranch Veterinary Hospital and our very own non-profit Shelter to Soldier™. We are continuously giving back to our community, our military and pets in need.

Dog Training Services

Your dog is unique for many reasons: breed, age, appearance, genetics, environment, past experiences and general personality. For this reason, we believe in customizing training programs that fit your dog and your lifestyle.

Through Specialty Dog Training, we offer top-notch dog training and specialize in the following:

  • Basic Obedience
  • Intermediate Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Canine Good Citizen Prep & Testing
  • House Manners
  • Housebreaking
  • Puppy Training
  • Private dog training
  • Bootcamp/Inboard training (in-kennel & in-home boot camps available)
  • Behavioral evaluation & modification
  • Service Dog Training
  • Therapy Dog Training
  • Pre-Trained family pets
  • Trained family protection companions
  • Training, mentoring & certifying dog trainers
  • Business & Dog Behavioral consulting for animal-related organizations

Please keep in mind these programs will be customized to fit your individual needs.


  • Proof of vaccines must be presented
  • Must pre-register

SDT Bootcamp Programs

What is a boot camp? Is a boot camp right for me and my pet(s)? It is also often referred to as “in-board training”,  “in-kennel”, “dog board and train” and “training camp.”

SDT specializes in creating an unbeatable learning environment in a safe, fun and interactive environment for your 4-legged family member(s). We all lead busy lives and often don’t have the time it takes to get great results. Our team of trainers understands that it isn’t a lack of desire but rather just an issue of not having the time. We take your family member into our loving and structured environment and teach him/her new boundaries and commands and deal with all behavioral issues. SDT also specializes in training therapy and service dogs with our programs. Bootcamp isn’t magic. It is hard work, repetition, consistency, compassion, timing, and a ton of patience. However, having professionals that have been working with dogs for more than 18+ years spend a few weeks with your canine(s) can change your life! We can teach your puppy to obey you and your obedience commands so that you can enjoy your family pet to his/her fullest potential.

Why leave your pup at home when he/she is trained well enough to be out in public enjoying a family function, lunch at an outdoor cafe, or a nice off-leash hike at one of the many beautiful locations in sunny Southern California…or anywhere for that matter? Our boot camps allow us to remove your canine from an environment that he/she isn’t fully succeeding in and create some new positive behaviors that make owning a pet more enjoyable. Take the stress off of yourself and allow our professional trainers to lay a foundation of control that you never thought was possible.

Elite San Diego dog boot camp training is just a phone call away, so don’t push it off any longer. Call our team of expert trainers and get the help you need and deserve.

Read about the packages below, or if you would like a customized program to fit your family’s specific needs, please call or email for details.

If you would like custom in-home coaching with our Director, Graham Bloem, please discuss this with Graham or the friendly staff at SDT. In-home sessions include a family setting, plenty of property to run and play, walking trails and horse trails for added distractions, pool safety and all of the obedience commands covered in our core dog training programs.

* Limited availability for in-home boot camps.
* There is a rate increase for in-home camps – call for details

Our Core Bootcamp Packages:

Pacific Pet Resort Referral PROMO!
Up to 10% OFF ALL CAMPS When you register before May 30th, 2024!
(Discount valid 05/16/2024 – 05/30/2024)

*check in (dates are subject to change based on availability). First come first served. Spots will fill fast with this promotion.

Promotion can be used for a future date!

  • 3 Weeks – $3740.00 $3366.00
    Includes 2 Private Lessons
  • 4 Weeks – $4840.00 $4356.00
    Includes 2 Private Lessons
  • 6 Weeks – $6930.00 $6237.00
    Includes 2 Private Lessons
  • 8 Weeks – $9020.00 $8118.00
    Includes 2 Private Lessons

Payment plan options are available On Approved Credit
(Discounts do not apply)

Boot Camps available through our training program at Specialty Dog Training. 

Specialty Certifications

CGC, Therapy Dog Prep & Service Dog Courses – Evaluated per individual dog

  • Pre-Trained Family Dogs – Starting at $8500.00**
  • Pre-Trained Service Dogs – Starting at $25,000.00**
  • Trained Family Protection Dogs – Starting at $15,000.00**


Up to 30% off Emotional Support Dog Programs – payment plan options available (OAC)


Up to 30% off Service Dog Programs – payment plan options available (OAC)

Special rates may apply, call or email to ask for details about specials and promotions

10% Off Military Discount (not valid on programs that are already discounted/on special). Promotions and specials are subject to availability and private lessons at the discounted rates are only available at our facilities in Poway and Oceanside, CA or within 20 miles of these locations. Any lessons outside of this service range will be charged our standard rates and additional travel fees may apply depending on clients location.