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    Default Trainer Recommendations - Wisconsin

    I have a 2 year old lab who has gone through obedience and basic hunting training. I hunt both upland and waterfowl with him. I am going to be traveling extensively later this summer and was considering sending him to a trainer for a touch-up prior to hunting season. We are located in Milwaukee and a google search turned up tons of results. Any recommendations?

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    Wayne Curtis and his sons, Glenn and Andy. Fox Hollow Kennels
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    <p>
    Thanks for your response. A post on this website a few years ago&nbsp;also had Bruce Halverson and Rick Bauer listed. Anybody have any experience working with these guys?</p>
    Last edited by badgers21; 07-12-2013 at 03:38 PM.

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    Bruce may be a good fit if he is not full.
    The Curtis's may want your dog for an extended period of time, Bruce may also as far as I know.
    I also know of a gun dog trainer over in Oconomowoc who may be a good fit.

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    Webshire Kennels (Brian Hartfield) in Larson ... http://www.webshirekennels.com/pressword/ ...would be a possibility.
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    I use Wayne Curtis as a trainer. He is a great guy and trainer. You can PM me if you have any questions.

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    Bruce Halverson of Crosswind Retrievers does a fantastic job!

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    I've spent some time with Bruce...He runs a top notch operation!
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    What I would be asking is how many FT or HT the pro will be running and if he has someone staying back at kennel training dogs that don't compete. I can't speak for anyone but Wayne Curtis he has two assistants so if he's running there is always someone staying back training on Friday and Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denver View Post
    Bruce Halverson of Crosswind Retrievers does a fantastic job!
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Gasaway View Post
    I've spent some time with Bruce...He runs a top notch operation!
    This isn't twitter, but I just re-tweeted the above posts. x3 for Bruce
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