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TK Hot Retrievers Hunting Dog Training - Boise, ID

TK Hot Retrievers is a family owned Boise Hunting Dog training company. We specialize in training dogs of all breeds and ages in bird, duck, waterfowl, pheasant, and shed antler hunting specialties.

Jim Closson, our head trainer, has over 25 years of professional dog training experience. He is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, graduate of the prestigous Michael Ellis School of Dog Trainers, and holds several dog training certifications. Jim's daughter, Britta, is the proud owner and trainer of the famous Boise State tee fetching Labrador, Kohl.

At TK Hot Retrievers, we focus on the scientifically proven Reward Based Training Methods as opposed to the traditional Force Based methods. Reward based training will produce a confident and happy dog with a strong desire to please its owner. Our Hunting Dog Programs follow the rules and regulations set in place by the AKC for Junior, Senior, and Master Hunter.

All our training programs are eligible for military, cash, pay in full, and multiple dog discounts. We also offer financing. Contact us today for more information!

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Hunting Dog Training

Want a gun dog that specializes in hunting duck, pheasants, and shed antlers? TK Hot Retrievers takes "The Team" approach to training. Meaning "The Team" consist of "The Dog, The Trainer & The Owner." Each member is critical in the process of a well trained Dog. We want your experience at TK Hot Retrievers reach well beyond your expectations. We schedule monthly visits and lessons to ensure your "Teams" continued success.

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As with all of our litters picks are chosen by order of deposits received. Puppies are priced at $1500 and up unless other wise noted on specific litter. A $250 deposit is required to be placed on the litter list. All deposit are NON-REFUNDABLE but may be moved to a future litter. We only take 3 deposits for boys and 3 deposits for girls from each litter. After that we will started a waiting list for people who are interested in a particular litter. As 90% of the time a female will give birth to more then 6 puppies. If you see a litter that you are interested in but, there are already 6 deposits free feel to call and be put on our waiting list.

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DIY Training

This course is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your new gun dog puppy. We believe that building an ACTIVE, EAGER, BOLD and CONFIDENT training partner is the first step towards having a great hunting dog.

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Great Breeder - TKHR was awesome to work with. They were very helpful helping us find the right litter and puppy for us. Great communication and photos throughout the process. Great Puppy - TKHR matched us with Blue, a Black Lab. Blue is an amazing puppy - smart, athletic, driven and focused. Amazing temperament, loves to work, loves to play and loves to curl up on the couch and chill. Loves people and dogs, zero reactivity and fearless. Always the head of the class in puppy preschool class. Blue will try to climb on any obstacle asked - he's figured out slides, fire hydrants and the bathroom toilet, folding chairs and barstools. Everything you'd want from a hunting or working dog. When we're ready for another dog, we plan on getting another TKHR.
Peter D.
These are the most amazing dogs. Smart, healthy, beautiful and talented naturally. TK Hot Retrievers are 100% recommended! The owners/breeders are wonderful people that will be in my heart forever.
Nancy M.
I have had Tk Hot Knob Creek aka Bourbon for about 6 months now and absolutely love this pup. She is eager to learn and work with a very high drive. She is also a very sweet and loving girl with a great temperament. I look forward to many years with this awesome dog. Thanks Jim and TK Hot Retrieves for such an amazing dog.
Tasmyn G.
My wife, Stephanie, and I have 3 TK Hot Retrievers and we could not be happier with them. They excel in service and detection work. As professional trainers, we often use them and their neutral temperaments to facilitate behavior modification in reactive dogs. Our priorities for our working dogs are always social and environmental stability and these dogs have it in spades; coupled with their high drives and innate desire to work, they have made phenomenal working dogs.
Emily Kaiser

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Service Area

We service the following areas:


  •  Boise
  •  Meridian
  •  Twin Falls
  •  Pocatello
  •  Idaho Falls
  •  Sun Valley
  •  Southern Idaho


  •  Bozeman & Surrounding


  •  Salt Lake County

Don't see your area? No problem. We train dogs from all over the US. Contact us for additional info.

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TK Hot Retrievers
Pocatello, ID

Office: (208) 703-7149


Mon-Sat 9:00AM - 6:00PM