Who Is Eric Letendre
"I thought my dog Kimmy was a candidate for canine ADHD
before I met Eric. Now, she is well-behaved, obedient, and comes on
command. She is also an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen.
It is all due to the training she received with Eric."
Anchor animal Hospital
"My husband Michael and I have been practicing the
training methods that we learned from Eric with our two very large dogs and
the results are amazing. The training techniques are gentle and
patient. With all the harsh and cruel dog training methods out there,
Eric's methods are highly refreshing and truly invaluable.
Keep up the great work!"
"When we first got our puppy, she was out of control.
Going to Eric's puppy class has helped us out tremendously, and most of all,
gave us a better understanding of how our pup thinks.
I was amazed that I could learn how to train my dog.
Eric's patience and training style brings understanding our out of control
puppy to the forefront.
Thank you Eric!"
Paula Ferriera & Family
Fall River, MA
"Eric's classes are a great opportunity to work with your
puppy. The socialization with other puppies teaches the puppies to get
along with other dogs, which if you live in a one-dog family, is a great
Passing the puppies around the room is another great way
to socialize the puppies, and it gives the puppy a chance to be handled by
someone other than their own family. It also gives the puppy parents
an opportunity to get acquainted with a different breed.
Most people who purchase a puppy have high expectations
for their new little friend. When things don't go as smoothly as they
had hoped, sometimes frustration sets in, and what should be a fun learning
experience turns into something less.
Eric brings people together who share similar
experiences, both good and bad. Your knowledge and easy manner gives
us confidence to get our puppies the basic training they need to seamlessly
fit into our families.
Thanks for all your help."
Ron & Linda Magliocco
"I am the Director of Operations at the Potter League for
Animals in Middletown, RI. Since Eric Letendre has been coming to the
Potter League, we have seen an increase in adoptions and a decrease in
returned dogs to the shelter. His style and great sense of humor
during obedience class keeps bringing adopters back and spreading the word
about positive reinforcement.
The dogs that are adopted from the Potter League may be
rescued strays or dogs that have been voluntarily surrendered for adoption.
How important is obedience training? Extremely important! Eric
shows you one of the best ways for you to establish a relationship with your
new dog, and to begin to develop a bond through obedience training. A
class taught by Eric is full of positive reinforcement, lots of praise, and
fun for both you and your dog. We hope Eric will help us train here at
Potters for a long time, helping our new adopters."
Director of Operations
Potter League for Animals
"Clients that we have recommended to Eric Letendre have
come back with nothing but great results."
Dr. Jim Lunig, DVM
Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic
"Eric has a terrific sense of humor that makes his classes
fun and enjoyable. At the Potter League for Animals, his classes are
always well attended, with both the two legged and four legged participants
learning a lot. Eric uses positive reinforcement training techniques,
and has a commitment to help every family understand their dog's special
needs and traits.
We see results of Eric's teaching style and commitment
every day. If you want to be best friends with your dog and have the
best life long relationship with your dog, don't hesitate to take a class
with Eric Letendre."
Potter League for Animal
"My dog Rudy and I attended classes with Eric Letendre.
Rudy is a better dog and I am a better owner for doing so. The classes
are informative and fun for both of us."
North Dartmouth, MA
"Thank you so much for your assistance in helping me train
my new puppy, Nestle Crunch. Without your help, he was uncontrollable.
Now, he's well-behaved and learning new tricks. I will recommend your
classes to anyone who has a new puppy or dog needing a gentle way to train."
"The staff of the East Providence Animal Control Facility
would like to extend our appreciation to you on behalf of our dog Shady.
It is not often that someone will extend themselves to a "pound puppy."
Your knowledge and willingness to help has made a difference to Shady.
I am sure that he looked forward to his Saturday morning training sessions.
We want to thank you very much for all you have done, caring enough to help
one of our dogs. And of course, a very BIG thank you from Shady."
East Providence Animal Shelter
Eric Letendre's positive training class is incredible.
Through the techniques that I have learned, I have achieved exactly what I
wanted. I now have a dog that everyone loves and wants to be around.
She is well-behaved and understands specific commands. The training is
fun for the dog and practicing is all about rewards. The best thing
about the class is that it works."
"A number of my clients have given me positive feedback
after attending training sessions with Eric Letendre. It's always best
when an owner has more control and an obedient dog.
Dr. Ken Morris
Morris Mobile Animal Clinic
"Zeus was an adoptee and was five years old when we got
him. Most recently, at the age of ten, he has completed Eric's Level 3
training. It goes to show you that you can teach an old dog new
It's been a pleasure doing business with Eric, and I
never worry when Zeus is an overnight guest or a trainee."
"Eric Letendre was recommended to me by several sources.
I then decided to take a look at his website. In doing so, I signed up
to receive Eric's weekly E-zine. I found the information in the E-zine
to make sense, be extremely helpful, and most importantly, be achievable.
I have two dogs who have extremely different temperaments
and energy levels. I find that Eric's methods work equally well with
both of them. Also, I have begun, and continue to be, more in tune
with how my dogs think, and why they do what they do. This is a huge
breakthrough, and is a concept I had not given much thought to in the past.
What I admire most about Eric's training concepts is that
they apply obedience training successfully without the means of force that
may ultimately harm, injure, or backfire later on. It's been great to
realize that training may be accomplished without the owner becoming over
frustrated or completely insane."
South Dartmouth, MA
"Your E-zine has given new and practical information about
dog (and human) behavior, as well as reinforced some of the things we
learned in your classes and in speaking with you.
Matt and I know that kindness towards animals pays off,
and that is what makes your methods workable for people of any age.
We've seen very young and very old people with very active pets attending
your classes, and all we humans have benefited. Our dog Sam is a very
different dog from when we first adopted him because of the way we learned
to work with him. Also, I got over my "big dog" fear, and truly enjoy
You are well-respected and well-known and it's
well-deserved. When your name came up about a month ago, I commented
to someone that you are kind of like Cher (I'm sure you are wondering where
this is going, or maybe you've heard it before)...Lots and lots of people
refer to you simply as "Eric" (no last name), and everyone knows who they
are talking about.
Thank you again!"
"Your class and E-zine have helped me, a first time dog
owner, successfully rescue a "pound puppy" who needed serious lessons on how
to act with people. Both Cody and I are grateful for your guidance,
and I believe it's helped me have a better, happier experience as a dog
"Another trainer told us that for the most part, Basset
Hounds are not trainable. We met Eric, liked what we saw, and signed
up for a class.
The manner in which the training is conducted is
extremely important. Dogs aren't cowering and there's no yelling.
We were most impressed with the technique Eric taught us to stop our dog
from jumping on people. We've shown it to every person coming to our
home. We would recommend Eric Letendre to anyone seeking help with
their dog, and plan to take more classes."
"Eric knows what dogs are thinking about. It's the
same gift that enables John McEnroe to be such a good tennis commentator.
He knows what the players are thinking and what the players are likely to
When my beagle wouldn't obey a particular command in dog
school, Eric suggested that the dog was confused. He said, "Your dog
is thinking you meant something else." The he would clarify the
command by hand signals or voice, and it worked. We are indebted to
Eric. My hyper Minnie beagle is now normal, and so is my wife."
Little Compton, RI
"In October, Abby came into our lives with the force of a
hurricane. Four months later, as we continued to work at convincing
ourselves that her ping-pong behavior was simply healthy exuberance, we saw
the first signs of aggressiveness towards other dogs. Fortunately, our
Vet recommended a visit to Eric Letendre.
Thanks to Eric's astute evaluation and very workable
suggestions, Abby's behavior quickly improved. She began to attend dog
daycare, where she played and interacted with other dogs.
After a few private lessons with Eric, where he taught us
some key management techniques, we joined a training class - not a bark
or lunge on Abby's part!
I hesitate to think of Abby's fate had we not found Eric.
His gentle, but very effective training methods worked wonders with her.
His expertise, confidence, and obvious love of dogs worked wonders with us.
When Abby is in daycare, or boarding with Eric, we're
certain that she is as well cared for as she would be at home. Abby is
becoming more enjoyable every day, and we're having fun training her and
watching her progress. Thank you Eric!"
"We have become better owners because of what we have
learned from Eric. We have gotten knowledge and help that we wouldn't
have gotten anyplace else."
Sheila & Peter Hagensen
The class was excellent! Happy is a service dog in
training, so the skills Eric taught are vitally important. Every skill
taught is based on positive reinforcement - something that Paws With A Cause
The class in not only informative, but fun! The
techniques that Eric uses are simple, yet effective. Happy goes to
school with me every day (I teach 8th grade special education). Each
student in my class spends about ten to fifteen minutes helping to training
Happy and graphing his progress.
I have taught the students the techniques that Eric uses.
The students not only were able to use the techniques, but found almost
"Dear Dr. Letendre,
You are not only a dog trainer, YOU ARE A THERAPIST!
I can remember countless hours you have spent working with Emma. You
listened to us voice our fears, dreams, hopes, and concerns about her.
The truth is you have always believed in her, even when we have not.
Thanks for everything."
Mike & Lori Yelnosky
"Eric's years of "positive" dog training methods have
remedied many behavior problems with our dogs- making them more likely to be
adopted. We often recommend obedience classes with Eric to promote
continuing good doggy conduct in our dogs after they find homes, to assure
that they remain well-mannered members of their new family.
Eric has been extremely generous in donating time and
much needed funds to our organization. We are grateful for all that
Eric does for Placing Paws."
Board of Directors
"Eric is very easy to understand. He explains the
training techniques clearly and simply. He offers encouragement for
the owner as well as the dog. He is very helpful in addressing
individual problems unique to your dog. Eric always has good
suggestions that work. The class is fun!"
"Eric Letendre's training style is consistent,
informative, and fun. If you make mistakes, he helps you correct them
in a way that encourages you to keep trying. If you're looking for a
positive training class that is fun for both you and your dog, I highly
recommend Eric Letendre."
Potter League For Animals
Volunteer of the Year 2001
"Your weekly E-mails are great, friendly, fun, and
informative. Your classes are also great. My stubborn little
beagle is now walking very nicely on his leash. Thanks for a great all
South Dartmouth, MA
"I like Eric's concept of offering classes that focus on
particular obedience exercises. The "Recall" class in of great
importance to every dog and their owner!
Eric's knowledge of the "canine" philosophies in all
aspects of training is invaluable. Thank you Eric for sharing your
knowledge with all of us. You are a true dog lover!"
Who Is Eric Letendre