Testimonials

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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)

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

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.

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.