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 dog daycare.
During that time, Eric developed a comprehensive marketing and advertising system that drove his business to become an industry leader. He also wrote two books, one on dog training and the other on marketing and advertising.
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.
In 2006, Eric sold his physical pet care facility and went to work revolutionizing dog training on the internet and teaching others how to begin pet related businesses.
Using the online marketing strategies that he teaches to his consulting clients, he now dominates www.YouTube.com in the dog training niche, is a paid expert at www.eHow.com, is one of the most popular authors at www.EZineArticles.com and runs a very successful dog training membership site.
Currently, Eric is working full-time as a Marketing & Advertising Consultant with his company, The Marketing Pitbull, helping people all over the country realize the dream of owning their own businesses. He knows first-hand what it takes to be a successful business owner, and how a properly executed advertising and marketing plan can take you there.
Eric is the author of numerous reports, the E-Book, "101 Ways to Improve Your Dog's Behavior," "The Amazing Dog Training Man Book," "IMPACT Marketing" and produced and stars in his DVD, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer." He has also been published in numerous magazines, including the pet industry's Groomer To Groomer, and Off-Lead. Please click on the images below to read the articles.