About Us

About TK Hot Retrievers

Cade Closson is very unique in the dog training world, as he is a 2nd Generation Professional Dog Trainer and 4th Generation Dog Person. His father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all true “dog men” who actively raised superior working dogs. In addition, Cade has 2 older Sisters that are also Professional Dog Trainers (Sarah Closson & Britta Closson both of Boise Idaho.)

“Growing up in a family of professional dog trainers with father who has been an active hunter, dog trainer & competitor for more than 35 years sure has its advantages.” – Cade Closson

When Cade is not busy training & competing with hunting dogs along side his Wife Lucy Closson, he is a Full Time Certified Big Game Hunting Guide. Guiding for an Outfitter who is Head Quartered deep in the mountains 100 miles West of Grangeville, Idaho. Cade spends close to 6 months per year Guiding Big Game Hunters deep into the Back Country of the Northern Idaho on Horses & Mules. An experienced Mountain man who understands the value of a truly well trained hunting dog Cade utilizes his hunting dogs and their training in a professional capacity most hunters could only dream of.

Lucy Muller-Closson was raised in real animal loving family. From Dogs to horses Lucy had them all growing up. During High School Lucy began working with the “Puppy Raising Program” to raise, socialize and do basic obedience training with a puppy that would eventually go on to become a Life Time Service Dog for a human in need. During this time her good friend (and future husband) Cade Closson invited her over to see a litter puppies that his father had bred. This seemingly insignificant event would change Lucy’s life for the greater in more than one way.

From that litter of German Import Bred Working German Shepherds Lucy was given Raven aka Q-Raven vom Haus Accanihoffen. Raven helped Lucy step in the World of Dog Training, She began working with the Closson family at their Professional Dog Training Center as a Kennel Tech. As the years passed Lucy own skills developed, her education broaden and Lucy soon earned her spot along side the other Closson sisters as a Professional Trainer. She has gone on to her Multiple Titles in Dog Training including AKC Obedience & Trick Titles, NADD Dock Diving Titles, AKC Retriever Hunt Test Titles, and is currently training her home bred, German Shepherd puppy Jade vom Haus Accanihoffen in the German Dog Sport of IGP.

Cade & Lucy reside on a small working Horse Property in Pocatello with a handsome young son and brand new beautiful baby girl, 2 Labradors and 2 German Shepherds. They improve & maintain their education along with the latest cutting edge techniques by consistently training with Top Field Dog Professional including Hall of Fame Trainers of Pointing Dogs, Top Retrievers and Versatile Hunting Dogs Professional. As well as personally attending several yearly seminars put on by industry leading specialists in the field of Canine Behavior and Training.

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.

Contact Us.

TK Hot Retrievers
Pocatello, ID

Office: (208) 703-7149


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