Are you a dog owner that wants to learn more about training your best friend’s behavior? Maybe you have a new puppy in the house and want to not only start him as young as possible when it comes to house-training, but are interested in how to form a bond or imprint with him or her. Perhaps, you want to understand where a recent bad habit or aggression is stemming from?
Who do you go to for something like this? Is there someone local? Someone professional, knowledgeable, and affordable?
Eric Letendre, owner of Amazing Dog Training Man has worked professionally with dogs and their owners for nearly 30 years, encountered nearly every issue, and produces fast results. He offers group dog and puppy training classes and private, one-on-one in-home dog training lessons.
On any give day he sees 6-7 different dogs and owners from New Bedford to Swansea to Fairhaven. From something as simple as a 10 week old puppy learning basic manners and obedience or a middle aged dog with a barking problem, to more serious matters like a shelter dog with separation anxiety issues or a dog that lunges at guests.
Often, he is called in as a last resort for a dog that is just days or even hours away from being brought to a shelter because the issue is so severe. And, yes – he resolves the issue, saving the dog’s future and alleviating considerable stress for the owners. With confidence Eric says that there is no one who can solve a reactive or aggressive dog’s behavior better. And his clients testimonials can vouch for his declaration.
He feels that the secret to dog training boils down to teaching dogs two important words: “yes” and “no.” Dogs must understand what behaviors they can do, e.g. come, stay, down, etc. and which are not tolerated like jumping on people, digging where they aren’t supposed to, or eating food off counters.
“A very common behavior problem is leash reactivity. Many dog owners have a difficult time controlling their dogs on a leash. I show them how to quickly and easily bring the dog’s behavior under control and you can see the relief come over the person’s face. They can now feel comfortable taking their dogs out in public.” says Eric.
Eric’s love affair with dogs and utilizing behavioral change and training began as a Security K9 Handler in Hartford, CT in 1988. He absolutely was thrilled with the job and interaction, so much so that he enrolled in the Professional Dog Trainers Course at Connecticut K9 in Newington, CT. Once amidst classes he found the entire topic so fascinating that he decided to make a career our of it and in the summer of 1995 he officially started his own business in Fall River where he also served as an Animal Control Officer. Eventually relocating to Westport, he opened American Canine of Westport (now under different ownership), before starting his current business.
He is an author of five dog training books, all of which are available on Amazon. His newest book “The Deadly Training Myth” can also be found there, but even better you can follow his Facebook page and find out where he may be locally doing a book signing!
Eric is so good at what he does, that his YouTube videos have over 12 million views. His entire day is filled with what he loves: dogs. When he’s not working directly with dog’s and clients, he is writing about them, playing with his own, even sharing his knowledge and experience at special locations, like Diamond in the RUFF in Acushnet on Monday nights and Saturday mornings. For him it’s a dream profession, and one he delights in.
If you need any more incentive, Eric offers a first-time,no obligation, FREE consultation. Get this: he will drive to you, wherever you are and have that discussion. After that discussion, you can decide whether or not to hire him. However, I’m sure you will be thoroughly amazed at his breadth of knowledge and passion and thrilled about what he can do for you.
“Our dog Cosmo was horribly animal aggressive to the point of not being to take him for a walk on the leash. After a few short training sessions with Eric, our dog’s aggression went away and his whole personality improved. He is now a joy to be around. I would not believe this transformation if I did not see it with my own eyes. I would highly recommend Eric to any pet owner, it sure makes for a much happier life for every family member, including the dog” -Russ Leite, Harbor Auto Sales, New Bedford, MA.
“Eric saved us. Our Aussie was a very insecure and scared puppy. In our first lesson Eric observed and created a plan for us. We are now six sessions in and the original fears are so far in the past. We are now working on walking on leash without pulling or reacting to other people or animals. We are amazed where we came from meeting once a week for an hour. Eric will address all your questions and help you understand his techniques. We highly recommend giving Eric call. He has helped our family more than he can imagine.” -Paul Flanagan, Aaron Pools and Spas, Dartmouth, MA.
Read dozens more testimonials in the section of his website.