Summer training is in full swing and the dog are doing great!

Bruce ran the West Allis test in late July and three dogs under the age of two passed the Master test.  What a great accomplishment!  Way to go!!

Master Nationals are in Roseburg, Oregon this fall and the cutoff for qualifying is July 31st.  Bruce and his crew are working to qualify client dogs in advance of this deadline and make sure the dogs are rock solid in their skills before the big event!
















Retriever News 'Ask the Pro...' Article on Bruce Halverson

Link to Bruce's article in Retriever News, "Training Retrievers for Field Trials and Hunting Tests"

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"The dogs he started have become FC-AFC titled and qualified for nine National Championships..."  John Stracka

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Crosswind Retrievers is located in Brooklyn, Wisconsin (Madison area) in the summers and Cairo, Georgia (Thomasville area) in the winters.  Bruce Halverson is the owner-trainer and personally trains all of the dogs at Crosswinds.  The number of dogs in training at any one time is limited so that each dog can receive the maximum amount of individual attention and focus and its full potential can be developed.  Bruce trains and treats each dog as if it were his own dog when it is at Crosswind for training or boarding.  A training program can be customized for a gun dog, AKC hunt test dog, field trial dog, or companion dog.  Bruce uses up-to-date, proven training techniques that are motivational and produce an obedient, stylish retriever.

You're invited to tour Bruce's facility, watch a training session and inquire about a training program for your retriever or pet.  Please call or email Bruce to set up a time to discuss training or questions.


Bruce loves dogs, and he loves training dogs.  He's always loved dogs. It's his passion and he spends 6, sometimes 7, days per week training them and taking care of them. He does not get weekends off.

Bruce used to work in corporate America and now that he is a pro trainer is really happy to be working longer hours, a lot harder, out in the heat and rain, and biting bugs.  Unlike a lot of trainers, he didn't fall into it because he lacked other options.  He does it because he chose it.  And, he's really talented with the dogs.  His track record over the last 12 years speaks for itself (click here to see Bruce's Achievements).  And, of course, just watch the dogs and their wagging tails when they jump off the truck for their turn to run and you will see that they are eager to work for Bruce!

When Bruce is not training retrievers, he enjoys duck hunting and pheasant hunting in the fall.  He makes sure to plan a trip to South Dakota in early December for wild pheasants after the Midwest trial season is over.  If there is time, he also enjoys spending a Sunday morning in the fall hunting ducks.  Bruce appreciates a well trained hunting dog and knows first hand what it takes to build a polished, well-behaved gun dog with desire to work for its owner.