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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Crosswind Retrievers' 40 acres for training and trials.Bruce Halverson has 40 acres of custom designed training grounds with technical water, natural water and a swim-by pond.  The grounds are ideal for gun dogs, young dogs, hunt test or field trial training.  He leases more than 300 acres in the Madison area for his retriever training and over 300 acres in the Cairo area.  Occasionally his grounds are used for an actual trial event.





18-hole dog truck with Ainley box for transporting dogs.To get the most out of each training day and maximize the dogs' learning, Bruce moves around to different properties in the area with equally nice grounds and water to give the dogs a new "look."  For example, Bruce goes to Madison Retriever Club and swaps properties with other local retriever training pros or his leased properties.  This enables the dogs to generalize the concepts he is teaching them.    It also prepares them for their trial experience where they will be on other grounds and in a new environment.   While it is more work for Bruce to load the dogs on the truck each morning and travel to a different training property, it translates into the right experience for the dogs and better preparation for their trial day.

Hay bales and bird boy in white coat for dog training set up.