About Us

Timber Creek Retrievers is owned and operated by George and Kristian Henry. We have two locations. Our primary location just outside of Chattanooga, provides challenging terrain and outstanding water. Our kennels and training facilities are nestled on a scenic, secluded site providing exceptionally demanding terrain. Cleveland is approximately 20 miles from Chattanooga, TN, 160 miles from Nashville, TN, and 120 miles from Atlanta, Georgia. Our second location is located in the Northeast Mississippi town of Pontotoc, between Tupelo and Oxford. We are approximately 15 miles from Tupelo, 85 miles southeast of Memphis, TN, and 180 miles north of Jackson, MS.

We started training retrievers as a hobby during the mid-90s. We had good luck (and some good dogs). Before long, others were asking us to work with their retrievers and pets. We continued with successful retrieving and obedience work. Working with dogs is still a passion for us. We are not high-volume trainers. Keeping fewer dogs in training allows us to spend more time with your dog and allows us to maximize your results more quickly. Our training program takes about half the time of many others. We’ve trained retrievers at every level for competition, or just for basic hunting. Over the years we have gotten extensive experience with family obedience, service work, military / K9 development, aggression reform and just about everything else you can imagine. There’s not much dog-related we haven’t been involved with at some point. 

We believe in personal service. We love for owners to come by for visits. We’ll show you everything from start to finish if you’ll let us. You learn more, your dog learns more quickly, and you learn how to handle problems better by participating. Our goal is for you and your dog to leave happy…and not need additional work. You and any questions are certainly always welcome. But, we strive to give you the tools you need to be self-sufficient. We’re glad to help however we can.

timber creek retrievers
timber creek retrievers

We operate on an appointment basis. Please call, email or text to schedule an appointment. 

George and Kristian Henry

423-331-6230 662-488-1600 



Call or email for driving directions. Locations will vary depending on where we are training that day.

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