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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 his 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 all locations to better serve the DFW metroplex.

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 his 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 all locations to better serve the DFW metroplex.

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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.

When you become a BDB client, you are buying into the entire ecosystem – not just training. Training is only part of the journey. 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!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We are relationship-based, behavioral trainers. We don’t deliver robot dogs – we deliver balanced dogs. We can bring your dog to balance and teach him/her how great life can be in the human world – with proper fulfillment, guidance, protection, and leadership – but we can’t teach any dog to not need those things. It’s up to us to create an environment that allows our dogs to thrive.

The bottom line is this: 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 study us and learn from everything we do – good and bad. Obedience training doesn’t create a well-behaved dog (any more than a college degree creates a happy, polite person). But properly raising a child/dog does create a well-behaved adult.

They are not humans and they are not our children. They are canis lupus familiaris and must be honored as such. And they are a precious gift. So enjoy every second with them and never take them for granted.

We believe heavily in the ecosystem we have built featuring behavioral training, structured boardingstructured daycare, group classesstructured grooming, our shadow program, dog behavior workshops, and online educational content. This ecosystem is designed to educate humans, train dogs, and rebuild relationships. 

When you become a client, you aren’t buying “training” – training is only a small part of the journey. You are buying “life change” and we want the entire ecosystem to be used. Human addicts don’t just go to detox/rehab and come out the other side “fixed”. And neither do dogs with severe behavioral addictions/issues. Our model has proven itself time and time again when the humans commit to the program.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

We train dogs to live in a calm, connected, follower state-of-mind, modify their problem behaviors, and educate their 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. We believe treating a dog “as a dog” is a beautiful thing. 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 TEAM

OUR TRAINING CENTERS

BDB is proud to offer three locations to better serve the DFW metroplex – Dallas, Hurst/Fort Worth, and Rockwall.

Each of our Location Managers and our Behaviorists 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. Your dog will 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).


DALLAS

GM: Lisa / Head Behaviorist: Brad

BDB Dallas is where it all started and is the hub for our human education and dog training efforts. The facility boasts a large, all-synthetic turf outdoor socialization and training yard with a doggy grotto and two pools. It is also equipped with an air conditioned/heated indoor training area, treadmills, agility equipment, human education area, and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space for the dogs.  


The Dallas location is also nestled into a nice neighborhood that is never lacking in dogs on walks so we can easily work on focus and reactivity during our walks.


The Dallas location does the heavy-lifting for our more severe cases, as well as setting the basic expectations for all dogs coming into our program. It is also equipped with an air conditioned/heated indoor training area, treadmills, agility equipment, human education area, a doggy spa (where we will be performing grooming, massage, acupressure, and body alignment very soon!), and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space for the dogs.  

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HURST / FORT WORTH

Location Manager / Sr. Behaviorist: Robbie

BDB Fort Worth was our second location and mirrors the Dallas location. It features an all-synthetic turf outdoor socialization and training yard with a pool. It is also equipped with an indoor training area that features treadmills for daily fulfillment and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space for the dogs. 


One of the unique and incredibly helpful features of the Ft Worth location is access to a large pond and trails that are just yards away from the front door. This gives us access to a real-world environment that is key for working on focus and being able to control prey drive.

While at the Ft Worth location our training dogs focus on polished loose leash walking, pack walks, public behavior (Lowes, parks, patios), doorbell/knocking with guests entering, staying calm around human food, kids, & other distractions, sound desensitization, crowds, and trotting calmly next to the bike.

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ROCKWALL

Location Manager / Behaviorist: Mari

BDB Rockwall was our third location and provides a completely different environment and experience from Dallas and Ft Worth. Rockwall boasts an absolutely gorgeous indoor and outdoor space along with easy access to a lake, parks, and walking trails. In Rockwall the dogs also have access to an indoor training space, treadmills, and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space.


While in Rockwall our training dogs get a more “at home” experience. They actually live with Mari in her home and with her pack. 


It’s not uncommon to see them hanging out with her for morning coffee, getting a pedicure, or resting calmly as she enjoys one of her now infamous “Dinner with Dogs” dinners.


Mari proofs our dogs prior to going home and focuses her training efforts on: public and in-home behavior, reward-based obedience, basic grooming, accepting friendly strangers, sitting politely for petting, recall (coming when called), and an overall well-behaved and polished dog.

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Learn More About BDB Rockwall

OUR TRAINING CENTERS

BDB is proud to offer three locations to better serve the DFW metroplex – Dallas, Hurst/Fort Worth, and Rockwall.

Each of our Location Managers and our Behaviorists 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. Your dog will 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).


DALLAS

GM: Lisa / Head Behaviorist: Brad

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Learn More About BDB Dallas

BDB Dallas is where it all started and is the hub for our human education and dog training efforts. The facility boasts a large, all-synthetic turf outdoor socialization and training yard with a doggy grotto and two pools. It is also equipped with an air conditioned/heated indoor training area, treadmills, agility equipment, human education area, and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space for the dogs.  


The Dallas location is also nestled into a nice neighborhood that is never lacking in dogs on walks so we can easily work on focus and reactivity during our walks.


The Dallas location does the heavy-lifting for our more severe cases, as well as setting the basic expectations for all dogs coming into our program. It is also equipped with an air conditioned/heated indoor training area, treadmills, agility equipment, human education area, a doggy spa (where we will be performing grooming, massage, acupressure, and body alignment very soon!), and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space for the dogs.  


HURST / FORT WORTH

Location Manager / Sr. Behaviorist: Robbie

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Learn More About BDB Hurst / Fort Worth

BDB Fort Worth was our second location and mirrors the Dallas location. It features an all-synthetic turf outdoor socialization and training yard with a pool. It is also equipped with an indoor training area that features treadmills for daily fulfillment and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space for the dogs. 


One of the unique and incredibly helpful features of the Ft Worth location is access to a large pond and trails that are just yards away from the front door. This gives us access to a real-world environment that is key for working on focus and being able to control prey drive.

While at the Ft Worth location our training dogs focus on polished loose leash walking, pack walks, public behavior (Lowes, parks, patios), doorbell/knocking with guests entering, staying calm around human food, kids, & other distractions, sound desensitization, crowds, and trotting calmly next to the bike.


ROCKWALL

Location Manager / Behaviorist: Mari

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Learn More About BDB Rockwall

BDB Rockwall was our third location and provides a completely different environment and experience from Dallas and Ft Worth. Rockwall boasts an absolutely gorgeous indoor and outdoor space along with easy access to a lake, parks, and walking trails. In Rockwall the dogs also have access to an indoor training space, treadmills, and a very comfortable, climate-controlled kennel space.


While in Rockwall our training dogs get a more “at home” experience. They actually live with Mari in her home and with her pack. 


It’s not uncommon to see them hanging out with her for morning coffee, getting a pedicure, or resting calmly as she enjoys one of her now infamous “Dinner with Dogs” dinners.


Mari proofs our dogs prior to going home and focuses her training efforts on: public and in-home behavior, reward-based obedience, basic grooming, accepting friendly strangers, sitting politely for petting, recall (coming when called), and an overall well-behaved and polished dog.

BRAD'S STORY

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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 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 but communicating with and leading dogs in an instinctual way is another. 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 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 family dogs for the first time and fell in love with a new language – the common, unspoken language between humans and dogs.

Dogs have been Brad’s constant companion ever since. Brad was a college athlete who studied Exercise Physiology and eventually became a personal trainer. Here he developed a deep desire to help transform people’s lives. As a personal trainer he was able to witness not only the physical transformations but the mental transformations that went along with a healthier lifestyle. 

While working as a personal trainer, Brad stayed up all night teaching himself graphic design, web development, and video editing skills. After a year of creating digital content and not sleeping, Brad was offered a job as a Web Developer for the #8 brand in the world at that time, Nokia.

And so began his career in marketing and advertising. During his marketing and advertising career, Brad worked for some of the biggest brands in the world, built and lead numerous teams, ran four companies, and spoke in front of large audiences. Brad credits his corporate success to his ability to read people’s energy, body language, and the intangible knack for finding what makes individuals “tick”. 

After 18 years of Corporate America, Brad needed a change. He felt a pull to do work that was in line with his deepest values and that truly made a difference in people’s lives.

Brad founded Bevill Dog Behavior in 2013 to combine his passion for animal and human psychology with his knowledge of behavioral studies. The company has since grown to three locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and has helped thousands of dogs and humans find happiness through balanced relationships.

Brad’s unique system and success rehabilitating some of the most difficult dogs out there has gained him multiple notable clients, a book deal, and appearances on numerous TV shows.

Brad’s enthusiasm for human behavior, coupled with his passion for transforming lives as a personal trainer, is the same enthusiasm that makes Brad one of the most up and coming success stories in the dog behavior world. 

Brad has studied under Cesar Millan and several times a year flies to the beautiful Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California to work for Cesar. Brad is an Assistant Trainer and also the Volunteer Director (managing a team of 15-20 volunteers) for Cesar's “Training Cesar’s Way” workshops. Brad is honored and humbled to continue to learn from the best dog behaviorist in the world while also supporting his mission of “Better Humans. Better Planet." 

Brad is a Consulting Producer and talent on the TV show, To the Rescue and has been featured on many other shows including The Real Housewives of Dallas.

Brad is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and has studied under some of the top trainers and behaviorists in the country including: Cesar Millan, Linn Boyke, Cheri Lucas, Brian Agnew, Colleen Steckloff-Aguilera, Todd Langston, Jason Vasconi, and Sarah Dixon. 

Brad lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Andrea, son Henry, cat Jaycee, and their three dogs – Duke, Sweetie, and Roadie. 

Brad’s enthusiasm for human behavior, coupled with his passion for transforming lives as a personal trainer, is the same enthusiasm that makes Brad one of the most up and coming success stories in the dog behavior world. 

Brad has studied under Cesar Millan and several times a year flies to the beautiful Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California to work for Cesar. Brad is an Assistant Trainer and also the Volunteer Director (managing a team of 15-20 volunteers) for Cesar's “Training Cesar’s Way” workshops. Brad is honored and humbled to continue to learn from the best dog behaviorist in the world while also supporting his mission of “Better Humans. Better Planet." 

Brad is a Consulting Producer and talent on the TV show, To the Rescue and has been featured on many other shows including The Real Housewives of Dallas.

Brad is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and has studied under some of the top trainers and behaviorists in the country including: Cesar Millan, Linn Boyke, Cheri Lucas, Brian Agnew, Colleen Steckloff-Aguilera, Todd Langston, Jason Vasconi, and Sarah Dixon. 

Brad lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Andrea, son Henry, cat Jaycee, and their three dogs – Duke, Sweetie, and Roadie. 

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