Eric “The Amazing Dog Training Man” Letendre took his first dog training class with his beagle-mix “Union” when he was 10 years old in Glastonbury, CT.  His professional career started in 1988 when he was hired as a security patrol dog handler for St. Francis Hospital Security Department in Hartford, CT.

Within two years he was promoted to K-9 Supervisor.  In 1992 he completed the Professional Dog Trainer’s Course at Connecticut K-9 Education Center in Newington, CT where he received his degrees in Professional Dog Training and Security Dog Training.  Upon graduation he was hired by Connecticut K-9 and was quickly promoted to Director of Training.  In 1995 Eric relocated to Massachusetts and opened American Canine, Southern New England’s premier pet care facility; offering training, boarding, grooming, and daycare.

Since 1995 Eric has continued working in many diverse areas of the pet industry including working as an animal control officer for the city of Fall River, MA, K-9 consultant for World Wide Plaza in Manhattan, NY, and K-9 consultant for Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT.

He has provided training and behavior programs for many area animal shelters including Placing Paws in Tiverton, RI, Animal Rescue League of New Bedford, MA, Potter League for Animals in Middletown, RI and Forever Paws in Fall River, MA.

He has also helped thousands of dog owners learn how to train their dogs.

Eric is the author of numerous reports, the E-Book “101 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Behavior,” “The Amazing Dog Training Man Book,” and produced and stars in his DVD “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer.”