Mateus SoftWorks: Website and app design with a SouthCoast touch

When Ben Mateus was eight, he took apart his first computer. The good news was, he also put it back together.

By middle school, he was designing his own websites, fan sites, video games, and by the time he reached high school everyone knew: This is Ben’s thing.

“I’ve always been attracted to it,” Mateus said. “I guess I’ve always just understood how things work and wanted to get in there and make something from nothing.”

Now, the 26-year-old Mateus is bringing Mateus Softworks web design to SouthCoast, working with an established team of coders, designers and thinkers to take businesses to the next level.

“It’s websites, it’s mobile apps, it’s everything a business needs to survive – and thrive, more importantly – in the digital age,” he said. “We aim to fill that gap that people know they need to fill. People are missing out, and we want to solve problems.”

Mateus feels that so many local businesses don’t have online presences that reflect how special their product or service is.

“It’s really like having a second storefront,” said the New Bedford High, BCC grad. “We assess your business, and we assess your competition, and we say. “OK, here’s what other people are doing. Now let’s make sure we do it better than them.”

That intake process, with lots of one-on-one access, helps local businesses feel comfortable in what can be an uncomfortable process.

“We work with you every step of the way, one on one, from concept to design to functionality, getting the picture of what you want and making it happen,” he said. “We know this is an important thing, something that is definitely a source of stress for people, and we want to make it easier.”

“We’re doing more than just websites, there are plenty of ways to build websites – we’re building solutions for your online business. Back end, front end – we’re an online startup in a box for you. We’re the way you get from being online to really driving business online.”

His father and cohort Joe Mateus is the codemaster for Mateus Softworks, and the two have worked side by side for years with Dad’s Mateus Web Design company.

“It’s in his blood,” Joe said. “I guess him watching me build websites, seeing my love of technology, how I embraced it. He kind of fed off of it and made his own mark, which I’m proud of. He’s a smart kid.”

Dad’s reference aside, over the course of a conversation with Mateus you get a sense of what makes him tick: knowledge and passion.

“Filling the void for SouthCoast businesses, understanding this culture, and just finding answers for people, that’s what I get excited about,” Mateus said. “This is such a great area, but I think sometimes we’re a little behind, especially in the online space, and I want to help us catch up.”

Mateus Softworks is also launching its first app this year (still strictly under wraps for proprietary reasons), and app design is a specialty for the company.

“I think people think ‘Oh, an app, that’s going to cost me a hundred thousand dollars, but that’s not the case anymore,” he said. “And when it comes to folks my age, twenties, teens, they’re not going to a laptop, or a desktop, or walking around downtown just looking around, they’re doing it all with their phones. And that is a space local businesses can afford to be in – they almost can’t afford not to.

“It’s a completely different world, really a new fight that everyone has to commit to, and we want to help businesses win that fight,” Ben said – then, with a smile, added, “And hey, it’s fun!”


Mateus SoftWorks, LLC
Phone: 508-441-4743 (9AM TO 6PM)

Mention this article for $250 off your first project.

Wilmot’s Decorating Center opens showroom in old Patnaude’s Aquarium building

Ask anybody in the town of Middleboro where they go when it’s time for some fresh paint, and the answer is pretty much unanimous; Wilmot’s Decorating Center.

The name might not be familiar to those in the Greater New Bedford area, but with the opening of a new store on Ashley Boulevard in the city, it soon will be.

The new Wilmot’s Decorating Center, located at the iconic former site of Patnaude’s Aquarium in the North End, boasts a beautiful, warm showroom to show off the Benjamin Moore line. Equally as important are the friendly, knowledgeable Wilmot’s experts on site to make the experience as smooth as the paint.

“It just feels like home,” said New Bedford store manager Ryan Barker on a beautiful spring morning as he capped a newly blended gallon of paint. “The location is great, and we can’t wait for the people of New Bedford and SouthCoast to get to know us.”

The original Wilmot’s has been in business for over 45 years, and second-generation owner Scott Houlihan said the time was right for a second store.

“We think it’s a great spot, great location to grow, and we think people in New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, all around this area are really going to love doing business with us,” he said.

The New Bedford location is one of Benjamin Moore’s “stores of the future,” a warm, inviting space that offers beautiful natural light to see the lines of paint in the truest way possible.

“We have a designer on staff at all times, and we’ll walk you through anything you want to check out,” Ryan said. “It can be a nerve-wracking thing for people, and we can help make it a lot easier. We’ll help you through it. We want that ideal solution that you want.”

When a customer comes to Wilmot’s with questions, the designer will go over what kind of room, what the overall style of the house, and they zero in on the right color and right product.
Said Scott, who grew up in the business: “We want to be dream makers.”

There’s a sense of “we’re all in this together” with Wilmot’s, from the many contractors and painters that already use Wilmot’s exclusively to the customers who come back from generation to generation.

One customer in the Middleboro store had this to say in an online review:

“FABULOUS service at Wilmot’s. Just had carpet installed in my bedrooms and John did an amazing job! I am extremely happy with everything from start to finish! Scott was very informative about the carpet in his store and helped me pick the right carpet for us! I have always purchased my paint and supplies from Wilmots and want to mention how helpful they ALWAYS are with helping pick colors and the right supplies! I can not say enough good things about Wilmot’s. Shop local :)”

“We really pride ourselves on that concept of customer-first,” Ryan said.

Any accessories a painter might need are available at Wilmot’s, but nothing else – no candy bars, no Christmas trees, no microwave ovens.

“We want you to come here and be focused on getting the paint right with nothing else to distract you,” Ryan said. “What can I say? I guess we’re just into it. We love paint.”

While there’s an old-school vibe to the service, there’s plenty of new-school tools available to make sure the experience is easy and perfect. All of the Benjamin Moore paints are mixed to perfection and with speed. At Wilmot’s, they make sure everything’s right – and done fast.

“We’re really eager to build relationships and embrace this area,” Scott said. “People are going to love the Wilmot’s difference.”

Wilmot’s is open Monday thru Thursday 7-6, Friday 7-5 and Saturday 8-3 , and there’s plenty of great parking in the rear of the building.


Wilmot’s Decorating Center New Bedford
1193 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745

Phone: (508) 985-0042


Spotlight: All Friends Smokehouse BBQ (Westport)

We stopped by All Friends Smokehouse (549 American Legion HWY, Westport) to check out their smoked then fried wings with homemade sauce, the cheeseburger topped with house cured bacon, and a full rack of ribs smoked then grilled.

Spotlight: Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Military Museum in New Bedford

Did you know that the Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Military Museum houses thousands of items from local men and women who served in the military to include a Medal of Honor? The museum is open daily from 1 – 4pm and admission is FREE.

Want to support the museum? They are hosting a Whiskey Tasting & Judging with Tapas fundraiser at The Wamsutta Club on 427 County Street on Friday, June 2 at 6 PM – 10 PM. Tickets are $40 ($45 at door). Entertainment by Jim Robitaille, jazz guitarist. Call the museum at 508-994-3938 to reserve your tickets.

Armsted R. Christian Scholarship Jazz Fundraiser to showcase world renown musicians for one special evening

Are you a lover of Jazz? Live music? A roster of world-class talent? Helping a wonderful, local cause? All this and more will take place during the Armsted R. Christian Scholarship Jazz Fundraiser on May 28th from 3:00pm-7:00pm at White’s of Westport, 66 State Road, Westport.

The special event which honors the legacy of Armsted Christian, who dedicated his life to the profession of music, and inspired and mentored countless musicians worldwide – will feature a veritable who’s who in the Jazz world.

The fundraiser is organized by a special committee comprised of local business owners and community leaders who want to give back to the community of New Bedford to honor Armsted’s name. Armsted brought some of the best music to the New England area for well over 40 years. Armsted was a versatile artist- arranger producer singer, writer, vocalist saxophonist, flutist, keyboards.

Judging by the reaction of supporters who keep coming back they cannot believe the level of talent that is coming together for these Jazz fundraising events. All musicians in the lineup have a direct link to Armsted Christian. They were his personal friends that he has performed or written music with over the span of his career. This annual event enables many who worked with him over the years to still feel connected with him and each other.

So what kind of talent will be featured? Hold on to your seats, because you won’t believe it!

Drums: Yoron Israel, Jackie Santos and Joaquin Santos, Horns: Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland.

Guitar: Jeff Lockhart, Keith Robinson, featured guitarist Chieli Minnucci (leader of Grammy nominated band Special EFX Emmy award winner with over 26 recorded CDS. New CD out April 2017.

Percussions: Ricardo Monzon, Bass: Lenny Stallworth, Wesley Wirth.

Keyboards: Musical Directors Steve Hunt and Morris Pleasure (Musical Director for Earth Wind & Fire, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson’s “This Is It tour” and soon to be on the MJ 50th anniversary tour in June).

Vocalist: Gabrielle Goodman “The Voice”, Roberta Flack calls her one of the finest singers today and introducing Kudisam Kai-Downbeat Magazines Jazz Vocalist of the year plus Keith Robinson, Stan Strickland, Aria Christian, Nichelle Mungo and more.

If you are looking for a relaxing evening of world class talent assembled in one spot, then look no further. Tickets are almost sold out, so act quickly!

Tickets can be purchased at : Celia’s Boutique 111 William St. N.B (508) 994-3833, Symphony Music Shop 94 State Rd. N. Dartmouth (508) 996-3301, or by calling Mike Monteiro 508-789-7377. Donation: $50. Sound will be provided by Robbie Jarvis Sound Company. Visit the event page here.


Armsted R. Christian Scholarship Jazz Fest
White’s of Westport
66 State Road, Westport


Three New Bedford farmers’ markets planned weekly in 2017

There will be three farmers’ markets in New Bedford in 2017. Details on each:

New Bedford/Brooklawn Park Farmers’ Market
Ashley Blvd & Brooklawn St-Brooklawn Park, Ashley Blvd. Entrance, New Bedford, MA 02745
Dates & Times: June 12 to October 30 – Monday, 2:00pm – 6:00 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
EBT-SNAP Accepted

New Bedford/Clasky Common Farmers’ Market
Pleasant St & Pearl St-Pleasant Street between Pearl and Pope Streets, New Bedford, MA 02740
Dates & Times: June 17 to October 28 – Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
EBT-SNAP Accepted

New Bedford/Downtown Custom House Square Farmers’ Market
Barker’s Lane-Custom House Square, New Bedford, MA 02740
Dates & Times: June 15 to October 26 – Thursday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted
EBT-SNAP Accepted

There are 11 farmers markets planned for the south coast MA area. Details:

Here’s a great link to find other Massachusetts farmers’ markets:

Paw Place self-serve dog wash and boutique is a refreshing alternative to the “big box” store

While we often refer to our dogs as our best friends, they are considered family. We care about them deeply, protect them, watch over their health, well-being and happiness. For this reason there are numerous businesses in every town and city that address anything our furry friends may need or want.

One popular dog service that is readily found is the dog salon – a place for Fido (does anyone name their dog Fido) to get a haircut, wash, nail trim or other regular grooming maintenance. Generally speaking, one drops him or her off with a stranger, browses a store or does a few errands and returns some time later.

What I haven’t seen is a self-service dog wash and boutique. Until now. Paw Place at 416 Huttlestone Avenue in Fairhaven. Started just over a month ago, the boutique is already generating quite the buzz and the response has been overwhelmingly a positive one.

Owner/operator Miriam Bourke’s inspiration for the business was that she recently moved back to the SouthCoast and realized the self-serve concept – one where the owner strengthens their bond with their dog – didn’t exist. On top of that, every pet store that she visited had a very generic, cold, big box feel. “Hi, customer #43,354, can we help you?”

Miriam was passionate about changing that. How about a boutique where you could be on a first name basis? Where the customer service would get to not only know your name, and your dog’s name, but get to know your dog’s needs, favorite food or treats? How about a warm, friendly and inviting destination?

Not being a big box and carrying every single variety of toy, food brand, collar or leash under the sun wasn’t an issue for Miriam. In fact, she feels it’s her strength: that means she can focus on quality, not quantity. “I put a lot of care and research into the brands and selection that I carry.I can tell you what company manufactures each of my products, why I choose to carry them, what feature about the product makes it makes it worth you spending your money on it. Because I focus on quality over quantity my customers don’t have to sift through garbage advertising trying to figure out if an item, or treat, or food is safe or high quality. They can shop with peace of mind knowing I’ve already done the research for them.”

This is the type of attitude someone has when they are doing what they want for a living, not what they have to do. Miriam has always had a passion for animals, especially dogs, so she always dreamt of owning a dog related business. The first step into that direction was attending Bristol “Aggie” on the encouragement of her father. While there she majored in Animal Science, where the education focused on dog grooming, vet assisting, animal nutrition, and care for any animal you may find in a pet store, e.g. rodents, rabbits, birds, cats, fish.

So why would you be interested in a self-service wash? Besides the aforementioned bonding with your pet, it fills a real need in the community for those dog owners who have a nervous, excitable, aggressive or anxious dog. By doing the wash yourself, your dog will not be stressed.

In addition, if you typically wash your dog at home, you can do it in a space created for it and not in the bathtub or kiddie pool at home. Everything you need is within reach and the stations are ergonomically designed so that you don’t have to be on your hands and knees. At Paw Place they have professional grooming tubs that have restraints to keep them in the tub, ramps to help get them in, and they are elevated so your back will thank you!

Paw Place offers the Basic DIY Bath ($19) which includes “use of tubs, your choice of one of 4 premium soaps, and use of grooming tools including brushes, nail clippers, professional dryers, and towels.” Available Add-Ons are Toothbrush and toothpaste ($3), Finishing Spray ($2), Ear wipes ($2), or De-shedding shampoo ($5). The Deluxe DIY Bath($24) which is all that plus toothbrush and toothpaste, conditioning finishing spray, and cleansing ear wipes.

While you are there you can grab some dog food – Paw Place carries top quality brands like Blue Wilderness, Core Wellness, Evo, Merrick (Grain Free and Limited Ingredient Formulas), Natural Balance (Original and Limited Ingredient Formulas), Stella and Chewy, and Taste of the Wild. Need treats? You’ll find a variety of all natural healthy treat options for your dog. Sustainability and eco-friendly practices are important to Paw Place, so they try to source as many of their treats from local companies as possible.

Need leashes? How about a nautical rope leashes? Hand-crafted leather or something from the Wolfgang collection which offers a lot of different prints. You’re covered!

Although Paw Place has just started out, they are already generously supporting “local”: Miriam donates $1 from every bath to a variety of organizations. Right now one of those organizations is” K9s for Warriors.” They provide service dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD or traumatic brain injuries. So, you get great service while helping out a wonderful cause.

Want to see what people are saying? Paw Place’s review section currently is a perfect 5 stars!

I’ll let Miriam have the last word: “I’m not sure of the origin of this quote but they are the words I live by, ‘Life is short play with your dog.’ It’s easy to get caught up in our very busy lives but we are the center of our dogs’ universe, don’t blink because their time with us on this earth is far too short.”

Well said, Miriam.


Paw Place
416 Huttleston Avenue
Fairhaven, MA
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Phone: (774) 328-8477


Country Whip – 60 Years Of Being Known For Best Ice Cream, Offers Mouth Watering Lunch & Dinner Too!

Who on the SouthCoast and even beyond, doesn’t have fond memories of taking a country road drive to Acushnet’s Country Whip? Remember how excited the whole house got when it was announced? I know my brother and I would hoot, holler and jump up and down while racing to get ready. Any delay in getting there was simply not acceptable. This process needed to happen 15 minutes ago. Why hadn’t someone invented teleportation yet?

The ride there was nice and all, but the attention was on the debate over which flavor of smooth, creamy, ice cream to choose. This was decades ago and I don’t have the best of recall exactly how many, but I remember the almost overwhelming variety of options. That only insured frequent returns so as you be able to try them all and compare. These days there are over 50 to pick from. One does not just walk into Country Whip and effortlessly choose. It’s like having parent being forced to choose a favorite child. Who can do such a thing? Luckily you could double or triple stack those heavenly flavors. Jimmies? Hot fudge? Nuts? So many options.

Since Country Whip has been around for over 60 years, it’s not uncommon to hear similar stories from grandparents, parents, and children – even grandchildren. It’s also not unusual to see multiple generations together on a visit. In a world that is constantly changing, few are as consistent and true to their roots as Country Whip and is a big part of their popularity. Sometimes something as simple as summer ride out to the “Whip” for an ice cream, is a great reminder of one of life’s simple pleasures.

No matter what you wanted, there was certainly something for everyone. That philosophy of appealing to everyone carried over to something that is as good, but has been overshadowed by the epic nature of the ice cream: the food. The family owned and operate business has been serving food that – dare I say without being blasphemous – rivals the quality and deliciousness of their ice cream. * gasp *

Yes, it’s true.

Head chef Ruben Talavera and the team are churning out all the classic, American standards: grilled hot dogs ($1.95), homemade clam cakes with actual clams in them, clam chowder, burgers ($3.25), wraps, Fish & Chips (Mkt.), Fisherman’s platter (Mkt.), fried clams…you know those quintessential classics! Here’s the thing though: these standards are as good if not better than anything I’ve ever eaten. In fact, Country Whip might just ruin the standards for you because once you try it the proverbial bar has been raised. One that everyone has to reach for, or you will have to only go to one place and get your fix.

Country Whip doesn’t just do the traditional favorites, but their passion comes out in the creativity of the weekly specials, daily homemade soup of the day, and special menu items. They also offer non-traditional items. Like what, you ask? Fried pickles ($3.50), linguica dogs ($3.25), or Buffalo tenders ($8.50). Ever had Lasagna Soup? It’s unreal – chunks of perfectly seasoned ground beef, pasta and a rich broth. (Picture #21) Have someone in the mood for Mexican, but everyone wants fish & chips or hot dogs? No problem, you can choose from seven different Quesadillas, most $8.75-$8.95.

Are you a vegetarian or salad lover? Country Whip has you covered with a variety of options which can be as a wrap or a salad (under $8), including grilled chicken, tuna, chicken Caesar, or grilled veggies. You can also choose from Garden Salad, Greek Salad, or a salad with grilled chicken, tuna or buffalo chicken.

The team at Country Whip is hands-down producing some of the best food on the South Coast and with affordable prices that will shock you. That means you can bring the whole family to eat without breaking the bank.

My go to dishes are for when I want to treat myself. The fish & chips, fisherman’s platter, fried clams (served with or without bellies), or one of their other seafood items that they serve 7 days a week. You can see how generous the portions are and the perfect golden-brown color of their seafood dishes.

On our recent visit New Bedford Guide ganged up on the Country Whip’s staff and as always we were greeted by warm smiles. We ordered Lasagna Soup, a creamy, rich chowder (Pic#22), clam cakes with malt vinegar and tartar sauce (Pic#25), a mountain called the Chicken Club with French Fries (Pic#24), a huge portion perfectly and lightly battered Fish & Chips (Pic#23). And as always, everything is consistent no matter how many years pass. Same happy people and service, same mouth watering food.

Now, if you’re more of an ice cream person, you know it all about the Country Whip. If you have never been, but heard all the hoopla: they serve some of the best ice cream you’ll ever devour. Dozens of flavors of soft serve ice cream made with homemade extracts, including the unique coffee-black raspberry twist. You can, of course, get “hard shell dips,” candy toppings and all your favorite sauces.

There is also farm fresh, small batch hard ice cream from Richardson’s Dairy Farm in Middleton, MA. At Richardson’s they milk the cows to insure the finest, freshest ingredients for the ice cream. Your choice of traditional, or daily baked waffle cones. Throughout the year you may see other types of batter creations for the cones like funfetti, maple bacon, chocolate, strawberry banana, fruity pebble, Oreo, pumpkin cinnamon & apple peach.

The most popular hard ice cream flavors include Coffee Oreo – a coffee based ice cream filled with crushed Oreos, Frozen Pudding – a rum based ice cream packed with dried fruits from raisins, apricots, cherries & peaches. There is Death by Chocolate which is a chocolate ice cream with freshly baked brownie chunks, fudge ripple & dark chocolate chips, and Totally Turtle – a vanilla ice cream swirls with thick caramel, chocolate covered cashews & brownie pieces. Salivating yet?

And in case you want something different, randomly stop in because they are always rotating a “limited time” flavor list of 5-10 new ideas. Have a special request or want something besides ice cream? The “Whip” has you covered with fat free frozen yogurt, sugar free ice creams, dairy free sorbets, sherberts, gluten free flavors & flavorburst soft serves. Not done yet! They also offer Frappes, freezes, Raspberry Rickies, Sundaes, banana and brownie boats, country stir-ups, homemade ice cream and much more! They have recently added the area’s first 21+ Adult Alcohol ice cream – how does Vanilla Bean Bourbon sound? Spiked Hazelnut Coffee, Raspberry Mojito, Cake batter vodka martini & chocolate whisky salted caramel? Bananas!

Country Whip is the superlative family spot. You can get take-out, sit in, call ahead. There is ample enclosed, outdoor patio seating, full service indoor. Supporting their community, Country Whip is involved with numerous local organizations, and employs the friendliest local high school and college kids.

What are you waiting for?!


Country Whip, Inc.
1173 Main Street
Acushnet, MA
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Open seasonally March-November

Phone: (508) 763-8051
Instagram: @countrywhip


Amazing Dog Training Man utilizes 30+ years of experience to help train your dog, correct behavioral issues

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.


Amazing Dog Training Man
Phone: 774.319.6351


Spotlight: Quality Home Heating in Acushnet

Here’s our spotlight on Quality Home Heating Inc (1277 Main St., Acushnet) – a fantastic small business serving the local community since 1988. They offer a 10% discount to seniors 65+ and military. Contact (508) 763-2777 or visit

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