Testimonials

Lincolnwood Police Department

Robert LaMantia - Chief of Police

Dear Mrs. Brooks, This letter is to express the gratitude of the Lincolnwood Police Department and police-based social worker for your outstanding and steadfast effort to help us rescue a relinquished dog. Finding a safe home fpor a special dog is very complicated. However, your compassion for animals made the experiance hopeful and rewarding. Alex Brooks Canine Center is lucky to have such a proactive and loving animal advocates. Sincerely, Robert LaMantia

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

Joan Parojcic

Hello! Just a quick update on my Belgian Malinois Grace that you helped us train to safely get in and out of my daughter’s car. Since your home visit and our training days, Grace has been to the vet and to the groomer’s, as well as on short car rides to parks and the McDonald’s drive thru. Thank you again for all your help!

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.

Paula

First of all, let me just say you did an incredible job tonight at the library. I came home with several pages of notes, and worked my dogs as soon as I came in the door – walking right past them until they settled down, then calmly greeting them. They were surprised that I didn’t come in and ruff up their fur with a giant greeting, but I really think they liked this new, calmer greeting better. Secondly can I compliment you (because I didn’t get a chance yet) to say how incredible your Doggiepalooza was!? It was my first … 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Vick

I have two adopted x-racing greyhounds. Within weeks of adopting my first dog, I was able to train my dog to stay, come, no and down commands. My second adopted greyhound within weeks of adoption, learned stay, come and no. I was not able to train my second dog to learn the down command. Unfortunately, my second dog had negative reinforcement used while training as a racer, unlike my first dog. I had signed my dogs up for daycare, and asked about training. The Saturday before my dogs were going to be at daycare, I took my second dog in … Click for More Info.

Kassie Houlihan

It is a good sign when your dog prances into daycare never looking back. I am confident in the care and attention that the staff at Alex Brooks Canine Center gives to my dog. They report to me each day I pick him up how he did with the other dogs. It is nice to know that our dog is getting proper socialization and activity while in their care. They honestly do what is best for each dog. Their dog handlers are experts in their field and from what I can tell in my many visits, love working at Alex … 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.