Testimonials

Island Dog Rescues

Katie E. Block Island Dog Inc. Director/Founder

Alex and Marcy not only opened their facility to our Island Dog rescues, but they also opened their hearts. They voluntarily help give our Island Dogs a new leash on life. They have helped several of our dogs gain confidence and have taught obedience. They have also helped strengthened our foundation by enabling us to work with dogs that may have never found forever homes because of behavioral issues. Alex takes each dog as a special challenge, working individually with our dogs to determine their strengths and weaknesses. He has a gift and a way that allows the dogs to … Click for More Info.

Alex Brooks shines at Mount Prospect Public Library

Alex Brooks would be the first to tell you that if he wasn’t working with dogs, he’d be working with kids.  But it’s a good thing he’s working with dogs, because his methods are flawless and easy to learn, helping a great amount of people, including the large audience he had Tuesday night at the Mount Prospect Library. Click for More Info.

Deborah

I’ve used Alex Brooks for both training and boarding and they have exceeded my expectations. I brought my problem dog Max to them as he was about to be euthanized for nipping my granddaughter. They taught him; they taught me. Max is like a different dog. The trainer, spent time with him in an evaluation and within minutes I could see improvement. I’m a wolfhound (very laid back, gentle breed) owner and Max is a wolfhound/terrier mix (and a terror) and I don’t think either one of us understood the other. The staff were able to make both of come … Click for More Info.

Scottie and Hooper

Scottie Pippin, Chicago Bulls

I have known Alex and Marcy for over 20 years and have used Alex Brooks Canine Center in the past to train and board my dogs, so when I got my new puppy, Alex’s facility was the only place I thought to take him. I have always had 100% confidence in Alex’s training ability and have seen his methods change and evolve as the years have gone by. Having always owned a stubborn breed of dog, Alex has gone above and beyond to get me the results I had been looking for. I have never had a bad experience with … Click for More Info.

Zoes Progress

Arianna Harr

“Last night we left Zoe home alone on the couch. We came home to a happy excited dog but from when we left she wasnt barking and when we came home she wasnt. I think I might turn on the recorder to my computer today to see what happens during the time between. The only thing was one poop not stomped in just missed the wee wee pad. This morning Zoe is lying in the corner windows in a little nook where the sun is squeezing in between the blinds, this is something I prayed for because my dog never … Click for More Info.

King

Bobby Simmons, San Antonio Spurs

My dog King has been trained and boarded by Alex Brooks Canine Center since he was a small puppy. King had been to another facility for daycare and was deemed too aggressive. I found Alex through that facility, for training. Alex trained King to be a more social dog and a better family member. Since I must board King often I use only Alex Brooks Canine Center. King always does well there and spends his days in daycare enjoying the company of the staff and many other dogs. I know that he is loved and treated well at the center. … Click for More Info.

Seymour is Perfect

Seymour, Cathy and Jay Shino

I am sure everyone writes in to say this, but even after just one visit to our home from Alex, Seymour is amazing. We plan on working with Alex some more, but already we see ahuge difference with our 4 mth old Welsh Terrier and have been happy to give Alex the credit when people stop us to comment on how nice and behaved our puppy is (and we get stopped alot!) Thanks a million. Seymour, Cathy and Jay Shino

Active Minds

Dear Marcy and Staff, Thank you for bringing your dogs to Carthage! The students really enjoyed being able to spend some stress free time with the dogs. Your generosity was greatly appreciated by the student body! Active Minds (The card was singed by 11 individuals)

Lauren & Layla

Thanks you so much for everythign!! You Rock! There is no way I would be able to keep Layla if it wasn’t for your hard work and generosity! I can tell such a difference in my girl…and when I need to drop her off on the weekends – I know she is in such good care! Again, Thank you from the bottom of my (heart) – I appreciate everything and will always reccommend you to others…and look forward to continuing the training process with you! Enjoy the cookies! Lauren & Layla

Pepper

Rebecca-Jane Ruppert

Last spring we decided to add a second dog to our family. Lucky for us, Alex and Marcy had the perfect little Pit in mind. Pepper has been a wonderful addition to our home. She is well-behaved, but at the same time she is a bundle of laughs. There is not one day that goes by that Pepper doesn’t have us cracking up. Whether it is playing fetch with herself, or doing leaps across the living room, she is always providing entertainment. Alex rescued Pepper and trained her to be the perfect pet. She is extremely well-behaved and does great … Click for More Info.

Lola

Gabriel Ortiz

When I bought Lola in 2005 I wanted to make sure she grew up to be a dog that I could have with me in any situation. Thanks to Alex, Lola has become the best dog I have ever had! I took her to Alex when she was about 8 mths old. We started in group classes for beginner than advanced obedience. During this time she also spent time in daycare to ensure good socialization since she is an American Bulldog and sometimes they are not so great with other dogs. For the last three years I have boarded Lola … Click for More Info.

Robert LaMantia, Chief of Police

Finding a safe home for a special needs dog is very complicated. However, your compassion for animals made the experience hopeful and rewarding. Alex Brooks Canine Center is lucky to have such proactive and loving animal advocates.

Kelly

Kelly Yearwood

I have been personally working with Alex Brooks and his training staff for the last two years. I began training with Alex when my rescued 2 year old boxer/pit mix began exhibiting both dog and people aggression. After a few sessions with Alex, he informed me to have my dog medically checked out, as he was “just not quite right in the head”. Unfortunately my boy was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. But there is good news in this story, it is a year later, my boy is still with us and doing well , and with the exceptional training … Click for More Info.

Katie – Island Dog

Dear Marcy & Alex, Thank you so much for all your help with Patrick. We are so appreciative of all your help and dedication to helping us save more island dogs! Katie http://islanddog.org

Staff and Students of The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts

Dear Alex, You are truly an inspirational role model for all of us. Thank You, Staff and Students  of The Academy of Dog Grooming Arts