Some of you may remember a post a while back saying I was taking my 6 month old CBR male "Finn" to Josh Ward at OPE retrievers. That decision proved to be one of the worst I've made in my life. I got my dog back after 6 months and $3k in fees and found out absolutely nothing was done. Josh said my dog was force fetched, no evidence of force fetch at all. Josh said my dog was collar conditioned, no evidence that he ever had a collar on. Josh said my dog was steadied to shot, no evidence of that either. When I got my dog home he wouldn't even pick up a bumper, he would run to it and stand next to it. When I dropped him off he was fetching 20 marks in a row up to 50 yards. All I got from my dog's time there was a $3k bill along with gas and time to get him there and back, some nice kennel sores on his legs, some crookedness in his legs from being kept on a dog trailer, and a nice scar on his head. I've tried contacting Josh via text, email and phone asking him for a refund, no response. Part of this is my fault, I never second guessed this guy when I should have. I'll never be able to get that time with my dog back, and chances are slim I'll get any money back, but I can try to keep this from happening to anyone again. Feel free to contact me privately if any of you would like to discuss this further. Since a friend posted on OPE Retrievers' Facebook page I've gotten several private messages from people who have had the same horrible experience.