Alex spent the majority of his childhood learning and mastering martial arts. He began instructing others while still in middle school, becoming an assistant instructor after attaining his first dan black belt. He continued to the learn and teach under his Master while in college, attaining his second dan black belt, and teaching classes of all ages.
In addition to martial arts, Alex has a long history working in the hospitality industry. He worked his way through every position in the industry, culminating as the Assistant General Manager of a beloved Irish Pub in his home town. There he was in charge of day to day operations, and ensuring a positive customer experience for guests. He was also heavily involved in the planning and execution of large St. Patrick’s Day and Fourth of July festivities when the Irish Pub partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria for fundraising events.
Alex decided to move on from the hospitality industry and found a home that allowed him to utilize his teaching and customer service skills here at Suburban K9, making a natural transition to training dogs and working with their owners to solve their issues. Currently, Alex assists the Monona Grove High School Boys Swimming Team with workouts and flexibility training during practices outside of the pool. He has a love of the outdoors and enjoys; camping, hiking, backpacking and canoeing with his wife and Golden Retriever. Alex has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale as well as a Project Management Certification from Madison College.
Videos and Articles By Alex Chadesh
In this video Alex is working with a Golden Retriever named Aria. Aria is a great dog and is learning quickly. She is staying with Suburban K9 for our dog bootcamp program and we love having her around! Alex is working on off leash heel with Aria and she is picking it up quickly. Notice that she is a little tired after a busy September day. She will sleep well… Read More
Clients often ask for our assistance in teaching their dogs various games in order to provide mental stimulation. This is especially needed in the cold Midwest winters! Many dogs need an outlet above and beyond play time or train time, and nose work is a great option. After a long session using their nose, your dog will be much more tired than after walking or practicing their obedience for a… Read More
Lola is staying with Suburban K9 in Madison for our doggie bootcamp. In this video, the trainer is working with Lola at a local park. She is now far enough in her training that she is able to hold a stay command while the trainer walks away and even come when called with distractions present. This video was shot after about a week of training. Our bootcamp program is fourteen… Read More