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What does it take to train Boise's favorite Good Dog?

Kohl’s mom and professional dog-trainer, Britta Closson, coaches her companion on the Blue every Boise State game. (KBOI Photo)

Meet Kohl.

An eight-year-old American Field Lab with a big job to do.

Kohl’s mom and professional dog-trainer, Britta Closson, coaches her companion on the Blue every Boise State game.

So how does the pup handle the pressure?

“I’m always nervous. Kohl’s never nervous,” Closson said.

There’s a reason Kohl is the first-string in the Boise State tee retriever depth chart.

“Kohl really feeds off the crowd like the louder the crowd is the more he just gets so amped up and excited,” Closson said.

It’s easy to see why Kohl is so good at his job.

“He is 100% all the time,” Closson said.

He is a ball of energy – but extremely intelligent and lovable.

“I got so lucky. This dog’s just awesome. He’s athletic and we have an amazing bond and he loves to work with me and I love to work with him and as long as I teach him and educate him, he can just do anything,” Closson said.

Kohl’s talents don’t stop at football. He can retrieve anything and everything from bats for the Boise Hawks baseball team to car keys.

“Basically once he was proficient in picking up things it was just a matter of transferring it to other objects.”

But don’t be fooled, getting a dog to fetch a tee isn’t as easy as Britta makes it look.

While Kohl is undeniably special – Britta says with a bit of consistency your dog could be the next Boise State retriever.

“It’s amazing what you can train dogs to do. It just takes repetition and motivation and time,” Closson said.

Kohl will be back on the Blue Friday, Sepember 22 when the Broncos take on the Virginia Cavaliers.

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