Thunder Ridge Kennels in Billings, MT offers all breed dog boarding, dog daycare, hunting dog training, and obedience training for puppies.
Thunder Ridge Kennels is conveniently located 15 minutes from the Billings Airport in the country setting of Billings, Montana. Equipped with spacious dog kennels and vast exercise fields, our property provides an ideal setting for raising, training and boarding canines. Dogs are always under the watchful eye of Leonard Houser, the owner and trainer, whose home is located on the premises. We are proud to provide a fun, safe, and comfortable environment for all breeds of dogs at affordable prices.
Leonard has been successfully training and boarding cats and dogs while their owners are away for over 25 years. We offer long and short term boarding and are often recommended by veterinarians. Fill out our Pet Information Form prior to your visit!
Thunder Ridge Kennels has great boarding rates! No extra charges for temperament evaluation, administering medications, or play time.
Leonard trains retrievers for hunting, and he has also trained for and participated in field trials. He has over 25 years of experience in the hunting dog training field and intuitively knows the strengths and weaknesses of each dog he works with.
By the age of six months, puppies will know manners, understand the "kennel up" command and the differences between learning and socializing. With proper training, you will see how much your puppy/dog loves his job and what he is designed to do.
Thunder Ridge Kennels in Billings, MT is proud to offer boarding for all breeds and ages of dogs. Whether your dog needs a place to stay for the weekend, a few weeks, or seasonally, we are proud to provide a comfortable and safe environment for them.
January 17, 2017
To Whom it may concern:
I own a female labrador/German shorthair cross (16 months old) from Thunder Ridge Kennels. I got her in June at 8.5 months old and was snake broke along with many other dogs. She had basic retriever and obedience training along with positive exposure to the gun.
I took her to Montana this past fall and hunted sharp-tail grouse for several weeks. She pointed several grouse and made excellent retrieves. She hunted hard alongside my German wire-haired pointer and showed excellent stamina.
She is a joy to be around - very calm in the cat and very social to everyone, plus she is very athletic.
I am very happy with Ruby so far and know she will only get better with more bird experience. She weighs around 52 pounds.
I have been a professional guide for Cannonball Company in Regent, ND for 6 years and enjoy hunting myself. I have had the pleasure to use several started dogs from Thunder Ridge Kennels and was so impressed I purchased 2 for my own use. However, my father in-law who also is a guide, liked them so much he "borrowed" one long term for himself! The guys at Thunder Ridge are second to none and a true pleasure to work with. These are lab/short hair crosses [...] and they hunt tirelessly! It is quickly apparent that they have great genetics with loads of natural instinct and they are smart. It's vital that a dog is started right and at Thunder Ridge they are. I have been able to hunt successfully with dogs at 7 months of age. Clients love these dogs. They point, flush, retrieve and easily stay in range. They are great family dogs that take to and love the family as much as we love them.
God's Greatest Gift to a Bird Hunter and His Family
After suffering the loss of my best friend, 14 year old companion, and loyal family protector, I was a bit skeptical when the owner of the Thunder Ridge Kennels, Leonard Houser, recommended to help me fill the void in my heart from the loss of my beloved Labrador Retriever.
Leonard was excited to introduce me to this new breed "German Labradors" (1/2 German Pointer/ 1/2 Labrador Retriever). These pups had been professionally trained at the early age of 7 weeks. At the young age of six months, they were skilled enough for some serious upland game and waterfowl hunting.
I have had the privilege of hunting with one of these pups for two rewarding seasons. This new breed "German Labs" is everything that Leonard has bragged about!
Thanks, Leonard for your many words of wisdom, friendship, but mostly for my new dog "Anchor."