Testimonials

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leon S. Benson, M. D.

I got a dog for our family three years ago, having no dog experience whatsoever. The best thing I did was to get our new puppy, Chelsea, enrolled in Alex’s Board and Train program. I then participated in weekly obedience lessons and now our pup is admired by everyone who meets her. Alex Brooks and his staff are the “real deal”. You can watch shows on TV or read a bunch of “how to” books, but when you decide you want to understand canine behavior and make your dog a positive partner in your life, contact Alex. His entire focus … 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

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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.