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.

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.

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

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.

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

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)

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.

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.

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.

Julie – Academy of Dog Grooming Arts

October 19th, 2011 Dear Alex, Thank you on behalf of the staff and students for your patience expertise and fabulose suggestions related to Animal Behavior – your presentation was amazing! I am especially grateful for the additional time that you shared with my precious Scotty, Isavella; we both learned so mych from you. You are truly an instpirational role model for all pet professionals and pet owners, Thank you again. Very Truly Yours, Julie Academy of Dog Grooming  

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.

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.

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.

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.