Does My Dog Need to See Me as the Alpha?

Does My Dog Need to See Me as the Alpha?

For years, the concept of the “alpha dog” has been ingrained in our understanding of Lab behavior! Many dog owners have been led to believe that they need to establish themselves as the alpha in…

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What’s the Difference Between Labrador & Golden Retrievers?

What's the Difference Between Labrador & Golden Retrievers?

Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers are two of the most popular dog breeds worldwide! Their friendly nature, intelligence, and versatility make them beloved family pets, therapy dogs, and working companions! Although they share similarities, Labrador…

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Introducing Your Dog to Your Newborn Baby

Introducing Your Dog to Your Newborn Baby

Welcoming a newborn baby into your family is an incredibly joyous occasion! As you prepare for this new chapter in your life, it’s important to consider how to introduce your furry friend to the newest…

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The Top Retriever Rescues for Adoption

Ranked as the American Kennel Clubs’ #1 most popular dog breed, Labrador Retrievers are a hot commodity! Labrador breeders are easy to find; however, they can be pretty expensive if you’re looking for a house…

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How Your Lab’s Nose Works

Did you know that dogs’ smell-processing portion of the brain is seven times larger than humans? Our pets have a fantastic sense of smell that is usually underestimated! Labradors are one of the top hunting…

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Everything You Need to Know About Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in America because of their loving, protective nature. Labs are trainable to be excellent hunting dogs or be amazing normal family pets. These affectionate furry friends…

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Teach Your Dog to Communicate Through Buttons

Do you find yourself asking your pet questions wishing they could answer? Well, now you can! Recently, quite popular on social media, Pet Communication Buttons are pet owners’ new favorite training activity! These buttons allow…

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How to Safely Dye Your Retriever’s Hair

How to Safely Dye Your Retriever's Hair

Whether you are looking to spice up your dog’s day-to-day look or are trying to put the cherry on top of a doggy costume, dyeing your dog’s fur can be exciting. However, dyeing your dog’s…

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The Fascinating History of Fox-Red Labradors

The Fox-Red Labrador is a darker shade of the yellow Labrador Retriever, and with their striking beauty – it’s no surprise that they’re growing in popularity. With that, we thought we’d share a bit more…

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Supporting Labrador Charities in 2021

With the year coming to an end, many feel the need to express their charitability and give back. Every year, over 4 million dogs are given to shelters and over 1 million of those dogs…

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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