About 10 months ago, I decided after a lot of research, checking references etc. to take my 6 month old CBR male "Finn" to Josh Ward at OPE Retrievers. This 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. My dog is at a reputable trainer now who advised me of the following; 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.