Bevill Dog Behavior formally came into existence in 2013 when owner/founder, Brad Bevill, decided helping dogs was more important and fulfilling than climbing the corporate ladder. In January of 2017 Brad made BDB his full-time focus and quickly built a team of wonderful human beings and very talented dog behavior specialists. As the business continued to grow, he quickly realized that a single location in Dallas wasn’t convenient for our Fort Worth clients. So in August of 2017 Brad added Robbie Estill to the team and together they opened the Fort Worth location. Mari Forssell joined BDB in June of 2017 and opened the Rockwall location in March of 2019. BDB is proud to offer behavioral training, structured boarding, and structured daycare at three locations to better serve the DFW metroplex.
From day one our goal has been to create clarity, balance, and contentment for as many human-dog relationships as we possibly can. We commonly work with dogs that pull on the leash, bark excessively, jump on guests, potty in the house, whine in or destroy their crate, aren’t social, are fearful, anxious, insecure, or aggressive.
Nothing makes us happier than hearing how we not only helped create a calmer, happier dog, but the impact that newly balanced dog had on the family.
Our ecosystem and philosophy, when paired with hard work from our clients, has been the solution for countless challenging behaviors and strained relationships. Join the BDB family today and let us help bring balance to your home!
We are relationship-based, behavioral trainers. We don’t deliver robot dogs – we deliver balanced dogs. A well-known trainer and author, Marc Goldberg, says – “I can train your dog to follow its leader, but I can’t train it to not need one.” And we agree.
To summarize Larry Krohn: Whether you realize it or not – if you have a dog, you are training it. The question is – what are you teaching it? How you live with your dog dictates how your dog lives with you. They learn from everything we do – good and bad. Obedience training doesn’t create a well-behaved dog. But properly raising a dog does. They are not humans and they are not our children. They are canines and must be respected as such. And they are a precious gift that is not here long enough. So enjoy every minute and never take them for granted.
We have built an ecosystem featuring behavioral training, structured boarding, structured daycare, and group classes that is designed to educate humans, train dogs, and rebuild relationships. Our model has proven itself time and time again.
We train dogs to live in a calm, follower state-of-mind, modify their problem behaviors, and educate humans on how to maintain a harmonious home through species specific fulfillment, calm, confident leadership and clear, consistent communication.
We believe humans have a responsibility to fulfill their dogs’ needs first, since we brought them into our lives. We believe treating a dog “as a dog” is a beautiful thing – not a negative one. We believe a dog’s behavior shouldn’t be a performance, but rather a state-of-being. We believe dogs live in the moment and are eager to let go of negative experiences – ready to return to their natural, balanced state-of-being. We believe that no dog is too old to let go of unhealthy behaviors and choose a calmer way of life. And we believe that dogs will only follow, trust, respect, and be loyal to calm, confident, and consistent leaders.
“Trust. Loyalty. Respect.” is our tagline and our mantra. It tells our clients what to expect not only from their dog – but from all BDB employees.
We are passionate about facilitating true transformation in both dogs and humans – creating an unbreakable bond between our clients and their family pets. Let us help you and your dog find contentment in your relationship!
OUR TRAINING CENTERS
BDB is proud to offer three locations to better serve the DFW metroplex – Dallas, Rockwall, and Hurst/Fort Worth!
Each of our behavior specialists have worked hard to create a comfortable home environment for our clients and their dogs with the amenities of a large dog training/boarding facility. Our dogs enjoy a top-notch experience including a large, all-synthetic turf outdoor socialization and training area, an indoor socialization and training area (for inclement weather), treadmills, doggy pools, agility equipment, and more. Because we welcome our client dogs into our homes, we have access to the actual environments needed to work on behaviors that happen inside our client’s’ homes (unlike the big-box dog training facilities).
In 1985 while riding his bike around an Irving, TX neighborhood, a 9-year-old boy found a box of spaniel puppies, brought home his first dog, and the rest, as they say, is history. From that day forward, every dog that entered the Bevill home was led through the backdoor by Brad. Loving dogs is one thing – and Brad does have a deep love for dogs – but communicating with and leading dogs is another story. Brad learned that lesson at an early age while working on his uncle’s ranch in northern Oklahoma. Watching cattle dogs work was a new experience and opened his eyes to the organic bond that exists between humans and dogs. The willingness dogs have to communicate with us, their desire to fulfill our requests, and their ability to read us and understand our emotions, energy, body language, and commands was so apparent on a ranch where dogs still had real jobs. That experience on the ranch changed Brad’s life forever. In 1992, Brad started training the family dogs for the first time and fell in love with a new language – the common, unspoken language between humans and dogs.
As a college athlete who studied Exercise Physiology and eventually became a personal trainer, Brad has always had a deep desire to help transform people’s lives. As a personal trainer, he saw a pattern; his client’s transformed their bodies, but they transformed their hearts and minds the most.
Brad has always been fascinated with human psychology and sociology. Understanding how the human mind and ego work, along with how humans behave socially, was something he found more than just interesting. Observing and analyzing human behavior became a passion, which Brad believes is one of the keys to his success in his corporate career. After more than 18 years in the marketing/advertising industry, building and leading teams and working with some of the biggest brands in the world, Brad credits his corporate success to his ability to read people’s behavior, body language, and the intangible knack for finding what makes individuals “tick”.
This enthusiasm for human behavior, coupled with his passion for transforming lives as a personal trainer, is the same enthusiasm and passion that makes Brad one of the hardest working and most dedicated dog behavior specialists in the country. As Brad says, “One day it just all made sense. I knew during my entire 18-year career that I wanted to leave Corporate America. I felt such a strong burning inside – I needed to do something more tangible with my life and something that changed other people’s lives. When the dog behavior business hit me, I almost felt dumb. It was just so obvious. Being able to go to work and use my behavioral study knowledge plus animal and human psychology, all while transforming lives, is a dream come true. Dog behavior allows me to do all of it. And I love it every minute of it.”
“One of the elements I do truly love about my job is the human relationship aspect. In most cases, I’m training the human – not the dog. I love that. I love working with people and opening their minds to what dogs really need in order to be fulfilled. I love seeing and facilitating transformation as much now as I did as a personal trainer.”
Brad is a member of the IACP and has studied under some of the top trainers and behaviorists in the country including: Cesar Millan, Cheri Lucas, Brian Agnew, Colleen Steckloff-Aguilera, Heather Beck, Jason Vasconi, Sarah Dixon, and Todd Langston.