New Bedford Manufacturer NFI Corp. Celebrates 1,000 Days of Safety

NEW BEDFORD, MA, ISSUED NOVEMBER 5, 2019. Media representatives and community officials are invited to join the NFI Corp. staff as they celebrate 1,000 Days of Safety on Friday, November 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at their corporate offices, 213 Theodore Rice Boulevard, New Bedford, Mass.

NFI Corp. ( is the global leader in manufacturing custom, high-performing printed graphics. The wide array of solutions includes long-lasting barcode labels, serial number labels, domed labels, asset tags, tamper-proof labels, metal nameplates, and electrical membrane switches. Backed by more than 40 years of success, and fueled by a commitment to innovation, NFI Corp. is certified in ISO-9001-2015, MIL specs, UL®/CSA/CE/RU, Lean Manufacturing, and Green Workplace. Concurrently with the company’s emphasis on and resulting 1,000 days of safety, NFI Corp. has also achieved a great deal of growth. This past summer, NFI Corp. was named to the Inc. 5000 list (#2,442), one of Boston Business Journal’s “Fast 50” (#23), and the fastest-growing company in the $5 million to $25 million category by Providence Business News.

Media are invited to attend the celebration, tour the facility, enjoy breakfast, and speak to representatives from NFI Corp., including Renaud Megard, president and CEO of NFI Corp. Local officials and community members are also invited to attend the celebration.

About NFI Corp. – Nameplates For Industry
Nameplates For Industry, or NFI Corp., was started in 1975 in England, and eventually established a business base in New Bedford, Mass. (which separated from the England location by 1988). The business, which specializes in printing on plastic, started as a screen-printing manufacturer, and has since added digital printing and flexographic printing to its services as a producer of custom, high-performing graphic solutions, which include long-lasting barcode labels, serial number labels, domed labels, asset tags, tamper-proof labels, metal nameplates, and electrical membrane switches.

NFI Corp. serves the medical, industrial manufacturing, government/military, professional services, technology and communications, transportation and equipment, and distribution industries, and has clients throughout the United States and globally. NFI Corp. is committed to standards of sustainability and incorporates eco-conscious guidelines and processes whenever possible. NFI Corp. is located at 213 Theodore Rice Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02745. For more information about NFI Corp., please visit, or call 800-999-8900.

Call for Artists! The Kilburn Art Expo is looking for exhibitors to participate in their upcoming expo December 7th & 8th in New Bedford

The Kilburn Art Expo will soon be upon us and we’d love for you to participate! We will be displaying artwork, designs, textiles, pottery, woodwork and jewelry and more created by local artisans in the Kilburn Event Center.

The show will be held on Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th from 11 am – 4 pm

This event is your opportunity to present your work for sale during this holiday season. All work must be handmade and original by the presenting artist, no kits allowed and work must be constructed with quality and integrity.

We will be promoting this show heavily on social media as well as posting flyers all around New Bedford, so this is a great chance to get your name out there.

• Displays are the presenting artists’ responsibility to set up and break down.
• The fee for a booth display is $100 (discount rate available for tenants).
• Each booth space is 10 feet by 10 feet.
• Tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis.
• Please inform us if you need electricity for your booth before November 30th.
• Wall space is limited, so if you need to hang artwork please let us know in advance.

To sign up or more information, please email us at Payments for your booth can be made via credit card.

Mi Antojo transports Mexico and authentic, mouth-watering festive cuisine to New Bedford

When it comes to America’s favorite cuisines, there are usually three top contenders: Italian, Chinese and Mexican food. All three have a rich tradition here and all three have contributed immensely to the melting pot identity that characterizes America’s eating habits.

What comes to mind when someone mentions Mexican food? Most people think of taco, burritos and quesadillas and truth be told that many seldom go beyond eating those “big” three. This is a tragic loss – they are missing out on so much, especially when you consider the astounding variety of dishes, regional differences, a range from casual street food to 5-star fancy and everything in between, and even some of the indigenous influences that are creeping into many menus. It would be like saying that you love Italian food and only eating pizza, spaghetti or lasagna and never having anything else.

Ask someone where to get some good, authentic Mexican food and you may get some great suggestions, but the vast majority of them involving some driving that leaves us with a sum total of two great local spots to choose from. Sticking with the theme of threes, there is a third great local spot that many haven’t heard of in spite of the fact that it has been in New Bedford since 1996: Mi Antojo Mexican Restaurant.

Now, as Americans, we all know the great let-down that comes when claims of “authentic” are made. The word is an abused one. I lost track of the times I’ve heard “You have to go! It’s authentic!” only to find, to paraphrase Maury, “You are not that authentic!”

This however is NOT the case with Mi Antojo! Owner, Javier Rojas moved from Mexico’s heartland, Zacatecas to the U.S. in the early 90’s and founded Mi Antojo within a year. Since then he has opened three locations and survived and thrived on word of mouth. If you hadn’t heard people ranting and raving about Mi Antojo over the years, I’d be shocked.

The first time I ate at their location at 113 Conway Street, I was pleasantly surprised. This particular location does mostly takeout so I was excited for a sit down experience. I had never been to the 601 S 2nd St. spot and when I pulled up and saw the large size, colorful banners, and the crafted stonework on the outside I was caught off guard. For those of you unsure where that is, in terms of landmarks it’s right next door to the Howland Green Library and New Bedford Police Station #2.

When you open the door you travel through time-space and land in Señor Rojas’ home town of Zacatecas, Mexico. Straight away you hear Spanish in various dialects – a sure sign that the food must be darn good as well as authentic if nationals from many Spanish speaking countries are regulars. The interior is an explosion of festive pastels and bright reds, yellows, oranges, and reds. The decor is an eclectic mix of traditional Mexican pottery, paintings, knick-knacks, and clay tiles. That is one inviting and warm “Bienvenidos!

The expansive dining room ends with a large service counter and beyond that, you can peek into the kitchen and see the cooks and chefs at work and the aromas wafting out were increíble. For you Margarita, Sangria, and Tequila drinkers don’t fret: there is a large bar that seats a dozen and serves everything under the Mexican and American sun.

We arrived for early lunch and the dining room was already filling up, but we were seated immediately. After we sat down, in less than a minute the friendly, welcoming waitress came and we ordered our waters (yes, we’re boring) we pored over the menu and once again, I was shocked. I expected to open a menu that I would pretty much be able to guess. Tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, right? Wrong!

Not only were those items there and with many varieties, but there were also dozens of things I had never heard of. I’ve eaten at a lot of Mexican Restaurants, all over the world through the past 30 years and this menu has everything. I mean, everything.

When it comes to the quintessential Mexican fare all the standards for those of you who don’t like to rock the boat are there: 14 kinds of tacos, 6 kinds of quesadillas, 9 kinds of tortas and burritos, 7 kinds of fajitas, 7 kinds of enchiladas, and 5 kinds of gorditas. The kicker? The options: if you are not the adventurous type you can have your chicken, beef, chorizo, ham, shrimp, fish, bean or vegetarian. For those die-hard foodies you can have beef tongue, cow’s feet or tripe. Don’t be a wimp, gringo! Try it!

Of course, the standard flavors of al pastor (spit-grilled meat), mixto (combo), todas las carnes (“all the meats”), California (meat, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese), Milenesa (ultra-thin cut of meat, tenderized, seasoned, dipped in eggs, dredged in flour, and then quickly pan-fried on each side until super crisp), Tex-Mex, a la Diabla (spicy Chipotle sauce), or Ranchero (tomato-based sauce that includes onions, green serrano or jalapeno peppers, and mild seasoning) styles.

In addition, there is a large “Main Dishes” section for the kings and queens with big appetites, some amazing Cerviche options, 9 different kinds of soup and 10 types of “nachos preparados” to choose from.

For the little ones, there is a kids menu with all items between $2.99-$8.95: Chicken Fingers or Chicken Wings w/ fries or rice, and Cheese Quesadilla w/ fries or 1 taco (beef or chicken). All served with an agua fresca which is a popular Mexican drink made of water and fruit. There are also some dessert choices for them.

Hey, did you know Mexicans eat breakfast? Of course, you did but it sounds odd, right? Well, here’s a chance to broaden your horizons. Since Mi Antojo is open at 8:00 am that means you can have a hearty breakfast, one of ten different items to choose from.

A variety of fried or scrambled egg dishes with or without green/red sauce, refried beans, Mexican cheese, tomatoes, onions and choice of ham, chorizo, sausage. If you don’t want a meal, but something lighter there’s a choice of breakfast tacos (3 to a serving), a burrito, or a quesadilla – the latter two made with scrambled egg, tomato, onion, cheese, and beans.

If you think it sounds odd to you, England is famous for its breakfast which typically substitutes home fries with mashed potatoes with fresh grilled onions and leftover vegetables, grilled tomatoes, beans, and meats. Us Americans, in fact, love a wide assortment of omelets with all the ingredients you will find in the desayuno served at Mi Antojo.

Mike opted for the tostadas de ceviche and made the mistake of thinking four would be a meal. His mistake was that three would have been a meal! The fried corn tortilla base was made fresh to order, were piping hot and topped with generous portions of ceviche – a medley of seafood marinated in freshly squeezed key lime, sliced onions, chili peppers, salt, and pepper. He dressed them with one of the 4 different sauces already at the table – a different blend of flavors and spices in a variety of heats from mild to very spicy.

I felt it mandatory to get pupusas because I am, in fact, a pupusa connoisseur based on eating hundreds of them in my lifetime. They are one of my favorite of all Latin dishes. While pupusas are technically a Salvadoran dish, I’ve eaten them at many Mexican restaurants – when you eat one, you’ll understand why they have spread like wildfire throughout the cuisines of the Spanish speaking world.

When the “patties” arrive you may think “Oh, it’s hot, grilled bread.” However, these cakes of joy are stuffed with all manner of deliciosas: chicharrón (fried pork), beans, cheese, Revueltas (chicharrón, cheese, refried beans), or Queso con Loroco. Loroco is an edible flower found all over Mexico and Central America and the flowers and buds are used in the cuisine. Since they are affordable ($2.50), you can pick and choose so you can enjoy them all. These were hands-down some of the best I’ve ever had. If you stop in on Wednesdays pupusas are on special 3 for $3 and of course, every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, which also 3 for $3.

The rest of the crew ordered a variety of tacos, fajitas, and their famous Molcajete Cielo Mar y Tierra. A molcajete is the stone bowl throughout Mexico in preparing many dishes that require the grinding of spices, herbs, peppers, and just about anything else. In this case, it is used to hold the absolutely massive bounty of food, the “mar y tierra,” or land and sea. The “land” refers to the heapings of seasoned and grilled beef, chicharrón, and shrimp as well as tomatoes, onions, and blackened poblanos, anaheims, serranos, jalapenos, and Queso Oaxaca which is similar to mozzarella cheese. The “sea” is the generous, large seasoned and grilled shrimp. Think of the Mexican version of a Chinese Pu Pu Platter on steroids.

How do you know that food is good? Imagine a table full of guys and no one is talking. Well, that is where the “cielo” part comes in: cielo means heaven or heavenly and this monster-sized bowl was just that.

The portions in all the dishes we had and could see at the other tables were ample and generous, especially so when you consider how affordable the prices are. Those prices allow Mi Antojo to have a recurring theme at its corazón: a family-owned and operated restaurant that encourages families to be patrons. Tacos Tuesdays is an absolutely great introduction to Mi Antojos since you and your family can have a feast without breaking the bank.

Once bitten you’ll find yourself visiting over and again as you explore the vast menu. Mi Antojo offers a menu for all people which means if you have the fussy eater who just wants tacos, or the foodie explorer who wants to try tripe or beef tongue you can all come together in one happy place.

Mi Antojo, of course, offers to-go ordering – something that also seems popular with the working class and there was a steady stream of take-out orders throughout our visit. If you have a special occasion like a work party, birthday, anniversary, even a quinceañera, Mi Antojo offers catering. Servers speak both Spanish and English.

Mi Antojo brings Mexico to New Bedford with recipes handed down through generations offering traditional, quintessential Mexican dishes as well as a few breaks from tradition with some new creations.

This just became one of my new favorite spots!

See more of their mouth-watering photos on their Facebook page here. I’m warning you! Drooling ahead!


Mi Antojo Restaurante Mexicano

Location #1: 601 South 2nd Street (774-425-2748) or (508) 993-4985
Location #2: 113 Conway Street (508.999.6500)
New Bedford, MA 02740
Monday-Sunday: 8:00am-2:00am


New Bedford’s Bamboo Garden, once very popular Chinese Restaurant, to re-open Nov. 5

To the delight of many, one of New Bedford’s most popular Chinese Restaurants, Bamboo Garden is set to re-open on November 5th.

The Purchase Street eatery had been a downtown fixture since owner Wei Ng opened its doors in 1971 until it closed in 2018 because of a family illness. Wei’s daughter Lina said the restaurant will offer the same menu, same decor, using the same recipes her father cooked with, and that means the same delicious food everyone fell in love with.

If you have no memory to go by, you can ask around or visit one of the restaurant’s social media accounts which still exist. You will not only see their above-average ratings, but see what people are saying specifically and why the spot became so popular in the first place: very affordable prices (even with the whole family), expansive menu, traditional Chinese recipes, large portions, fresh ingredients, and speedy service.

Downtown will be without a Chinese Restaurant no more!

Mary’s Steamed Cheeseburger’s closing her doors and plans to re-open as a vegan ‘take and bake’ shop

The following was posted to Mary’s Steamed Cheeseburger’s Facebook page:

“Who would have ever thought a burger joint in NB would be a destination restaurant for vegans and vegetarians, certainly not me.

After much consideration, I have decided to close my restaurant at 288 Union street to concentrate my efforts on opening a small shop specializing in vegan comfort food, a much-needed option in Massachusetts. My business plan is to offer a ‘take and bake’ shop to make vegan options more affordable and offering cooking classes.

We are so proud to be the first restaurant in the area to offer so many vegan/vegetarian menu items that were in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. We were the first restaurant in the area to offer a vegan brunch, avocado toast, avocado fries, Impossible burgers, house-made fried vegan chicken, house-made vegan pepperoni, meatballs & sausage, house-made vegan mac and cheese and vegan alfredo, dairy-free cheese options as well as house-made vegan sauces and more.

Our last day of full restaurant service will be November 23rd, however, we will be offering many of our vegan options for sale for you to take home and bake. We will post the menu and pick up days within the next week.” – Mary’s Steamed Cheeseburgers.

5 Reasons to buy a hot tub today

We Americans love to work hard and play hard. However, we often focus so much on working that we don’t realize we need that rest, relaxation, or downtime until something “breaks.” We have drawn the proverbial bowstring too tightly and it snaps. We are overstressed, snappy, overtired, or cranky. We get indigestion, ulcers, high blood pressure, nervous breakdowns, and in extreme cases heart attacks or strokes.

Even playing too hard leads to breakdowns in the body, e.g. sprained joints, torn ligaments, muscle cramps, tension, and other signs of your body saying “Time to take a break.” Whether we schedule in our time to take a break or what for something to break, we are always looking for ways to destress, to physically and psychologically heal.

We simply need a balance between the two.

Rest and relaxation can come in many forms and often these forms come at a high expense like going on vacation to somewhere tropical or a massage, or come in the form of going out partying or drinking. We have to keep funneling money into trying to maintain that balance.

A hot tub is no longer a “box” with some hot water and a few jets. Those hot tubs are a thing of the past and long gone. There is now a variety among them and they can serve multiple purposes beyond the old-fashioned ones.

People often talk about success coming in the form of owning a home, a car, and making a decent salary, however, what is the point of being successful if you can’t enjoy life, enjoy yourself?

A hot tub is a great, inexpensive way to reward yourself. Best of all is its availability: you can be in your hot tub within a minute’s notice. And since modern tubs usually come with self-cleaning there is no worry or added stress to maintain them – anything else would defeat the purpose!

Earlier this year, we spotlighted a great local business, the family-owned and operated Aaron Pools & Spas. Being local means you are 10 minutes away from seeing, touching, feeling a hot tub in their showroom. You can discuss your options with friendly, experienced staff and if you decide to pull the trigger, in no time at all you will have a hot tub in your very own home.

Here are 5 reasons to buy a hot tub today:

1. Daycation

Had a rough day at work? Experiencing stressful events at home or with family? Just need to get-away but don’t have a week or even a few days to take off? At the drop of a hat, you can uncover your hot tub, hop in and treat yourself to a daycation. Heck, it can be an “hourcation.”

The instant you hop in you can feel the stress begin to slough off. You know that “Ahhhhh…..” moment you have when you hop in a shower after a long day and the hot water is beating down on your neck and shoulder? Imagine that times ten. You get whisked away to another place and even if it’s just for an hour the payoff is massive.

2. Rest, rejuvenation, rehabilition

No need to wait until you feel like you need a daycation, you can just maintain balance between work and rest with a daily visit to the hot tub. Don’t wait until stress is reaching a breaking point – be pro-active and nip it in the bud. Your body will thank you, and best of all a visit to the hot tub after a long day means you will sleep like a baby.

Maintaining that balance will rejuvenate and replenish your mind, body and soul and put you in a good place to tackle the next day. You can even hop in before heading off to work and start the day totally relaxed.

Finally, if you have some sprains, cramps or aches from playing baseball, running, hockey, yoga, rock climbing or any other physical endeavor you can remove gravity from the equation and rehabilitate those sore joints and muscles. Ben-Gay or Icy Hot? Why when you have something a thousand times better?

3. Exercise

Maybe you already play hard and looking to alternate light workouts with hard ones. With swim spas your hot tub’s jet streams create a current that you can swim against. Since they are adjustable in terms of power, you can make it everything between light to challenging – up to 5 miles per hour!

If a swim spa is good enough for competitive swimmers it will good enough for those of us who consider themselves a bonafide athlete.

If you are longer “in the tooth” – in your 50s or older – here’s a fantastic way to get some low impact exercise with all the cardiovascular benefits.

4. Affordable

Hot tubs are much more affordable than you think! Not just in terms of the purchase, but when it comes to maintenance. Once you buy the hot tub you get decades of a renewable experience – unlike things like a vacation or massage, you don’t need to pay every single time.

5. Social Benefits

Have some family over? Some friends stopped by? Unwind with them in the hot tub. Whether summer or winter you can head to the hot tub and entertain company. No need to keep to yourself! Success is no good if there is no one to share it with. A hot tub is a great way to lighten the mood, break the ice, or just have plain old-fashioned fun.

In fact, you’ll find friends and family will want to visit more often and you’ll have to come up with ways to hoard it for yourself!

Ready to make the leap? You can visit Aaron Pool’s and Spa’s hot tub page to see which type of hot tub or swim spa is right for you or your family.


Aaron Pools & Spas

597 State Rd
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Phone: (508) 996-3320

Wednesday-Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sunday & Tuesday: CLOSED


The Airport Grille to get a brand new set of wings and reopen with new menu, pricing and look

While the Airport Grille is keeping its name, very little of the once very popular eatery will remain once it re-opens on October 22.

When it open about a decade ago the location was popular almost out of the proverbial, um gate. Pardon the pun. Many people will offer reasons why the Airport Grille’s popularity declined and one of the more common ones is that it was too expensive to eat at with any regularity and best reserved for special occasions.

On August 17th, 2019 they closed their doors but End Zone owners Troy and Ryan Demelo partnered up with investors Steve Furtado and David Slutz snatched up the property with a mind to improve and reinvent it.

The “new” Airport Grille will be far more affordable – affordable enough that you can stop in on any old day of the week at a whim and with regularity. A quick look at the new menu shows that most prices are in the $10-16 range with many appetizers under $10. There will alos be an “All items under $9” lunch menu and a loyalty club.

With the revamped logo, months of extensive interior and exterior renovations which includes 10 outdoor tables, a 16ft circular firepit which allows for lounging or even some leisure or tournament cornhole, a 12×20 outdoor stage with built-in 6x8ft drum riser and a musical line-up already booked (Thursdays from 6-8:30pm) it seems the new owners have big plans, hopes, and high expectations.

As you would expect with the restaurant to open soon, for those who are interested in work: The Airport is hiring for “experienced line cooks and kitchen staff for all back of the house operations.” You can apply here


The Airport Grille

1569 Airport Road
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Open Every Day: 11:30am–11pm


All photos from The Airport Grille Facebook:

FREE Octoberfest Homebuying Event, Oct. 3rd at Moby Dick Brewing Co, sponsored by BayCoast Mortgage

Mix and mingle with local Real Estate professionals who will guide you through the home buying process.

Stop by Moby Dick Brewing Co. on Thursday October 3rd from 6:30 to 9:00pm.

Your attendance will give you access to over $500 in savings in special offers! There will be raffles and prizes for those who attend. Learn about Owning Vs. Renting, the pros and cons. Learn how to buy with NO Money down! Receive tips on how to invest in multi-family homes.

Stop by and have a bite to eat, grab a drink ask one of the experts on hand your real estate questions! This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insight in the current market and prepare yourself if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Receive a $500 closing costs credit from BayCoast Mortgage for attending.

Facebook Event:
Moby Dick Brewing Co.
16 S. Water Street
New Bedford MA.

Spotlight: Football at the Last Round Bar & Grille in New Bedford

Here’s a spotlight video on the Last Round Bar & Grille in New Bedford at 908 Purchase Street in downtown New Bedford. Get a FREE game-day breakfast this Sunday from 11-1!

From instilling good habits in puppies to correcting bad behaviors Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School offers effective, fast solutions

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 Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School has worked professionally with dogs and their owners for nearly 35 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 and together with his wife, Rachael, and two dog trainers Claire Pelletier and Alexandria Mauck, they bring world-class dog training to the South Coast, and even beyond.

On any given day they see 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, they are 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 – they resolve 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 this 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 while 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 out 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 where he has been for the past two years.

Through the entire process, he realized that he also enjoyed working directly with the dog owners – something he recognized wasn’t particularly the case in the dog training industry. Many trainers he encountered disliked working with people – in his case, he loved doing both.

Eric has worked for or provided training for every shelter in the area including Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast in Dartmouth, Placing Paws, Forever Paws, and was the head trainer at Potters League for Animals for three years.

In addition, he is an author of four 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.

When asked about the training sessions he offers he explained: “We provide a combination of private and group training sessions to get the best results. We get fast results and don’t waste any time. Most of our 100 five-star Google reviews tell how we solved the dog’s problem in just one session. We use the most up to date, science-based training techniques so we can provide dog owners with fast results and help with especially difficult dogs.”

Those results speak for themselves.

Whether you are simply looking out to start your puppy on the right behavioral path or dealing with minor or major issues with your best friend, or in extreme cases at the end of your rope and in the unenviable position where you may not be able to keep your dog because of these bad behavior Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School will be able to assist you.

If you are at the point where you are ready to give up and bring your dog to a shelter or rescue center, don’t. Eric and his staff will shock you with the effectiveness of their program and with how fast they can turn a dog around. They have done it time and time again.

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.

Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School recently won SouthCoast Today’s “Best of the Best” Dog Trainer on the South Coast and to thank the area they are having a Customer Appreciation Party on Friday, September 27th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The event is for not just dog owners, but all dog lovers. There will be a raffle to benefit the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, door prizes, giveaways, photo ops, contests, prizes delicious food, and lots of fun for you and your dog.



“I recommend Eric to everyone I meet. He is incredible. When we got our boxer puppy Mia we quickly became overwhelmed with incessant demand barking and biting, as well as jumping on our guests, stealing items off countertops, and chasing our cat. As promised, Mia no longer barked at us, bit, or jumped after our very first session. The following sessions helped us teach her the skills that she needed to become a well rounded and behaved dog. The fights about the dog have stopped, and there is peace and order in our home again. I feel like I have my life back! We are completely indebted to Eric and will recommend him forever. Thank you!”-Courtney C.

“I was desperate to get help for my Teacup Chihuahua, Badger, that I thought had become aggressive. He would bark, growl and snap at everyone that came anywhere near him or my truck. In looking for a trainer, I came across a U-Tube video of Eric working with a Rottweiler, and as I watched additional videos of Eric, I was thinking this looks like the guy I needed. I called and Eric’s wife Rachel was just so calming and made me feel like there was hope for Badger and myself.

Amazing is the only word that I can use to explain Eric and his skills with dogs. His individual and group training classes are very helpful and informative. Badger was immediately a changed dog the very first lesson we had, I learned he was not aggressive, but scared and it was a coping mechanism to keep people away. Badger now works as a service dog and visits nursing homes and loves attention of children. I definitely have and will continue to recommend Eric if someone needs help with their dog. I honestly carry a supply of his business cards everywhere and have had to re-stock, as I give them out so often. So if you are looking for training for your dog and YOURSELF, Eric is the man for you, any breed or size of dog. THANK YOU ERIC FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” -Carol Nguyen.

“I honestly can not say enough about Eric and how he helped us with our adorable puppy! It sounds corny, but he literally changed our lives! We are the happiest and proudest dog owners now thanks to the terrific training Eric provided. Eric has the nicest way about him and it’s so obvious how much he loves dogs and just wants you and the dog to have the best quality of life. I highly, highly recommend Eric to anyone who loves their dog but doesn’t want their dog to rule their life. Thank you Eric…you made us fall in love with our puppy all over again!” ~Kathleen Breede.

Read dozens more testimonials in the section of his website.


Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School

1180 State Road,
Westport MA
Phone: 774-319-6351

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm

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