Did you know? Great Companions has
always done phone consultations for
your dog's behavior problems.
30 minutes: $45
60 minutes: $80
Contact Ali at ali@greatcompanions.info
to set up an appointment.

Pay $135 for any full 6 week class!
Regular price $160 to $190
Friday December 6, 2020 only
 Sign up online only!

Where Do I Start?

Answer: Just about any dog over the age of 16 weeks is going to start with the Foundations class. This is the class where dogs learn manners, owners learn to communicate better with their dogs, and all the skills which you might need for other classes will be started.

There are a few exceptions: Puppies who have done Puppy Manners can do PupAgility before Foundations; Anyone can do Scent Detectives without having done any other classes; and reactive dogs need to start with private lessons.


Updated 12/5/2019


Puppy classes are $160 for 6 weeks, class max 6 puppies. All other classes are $190 or 6 weeks, unless otherwise noted. Class max 5 dogs. Please click on the Course Title for a class description or click here for a description of all classes. For more information on any class contact Ali Brown, ali@greatcompanions.info, 610 737-1550**.

You must send in both your filled-out registration and your payment
to be considered registered for a class or private lesson.

Puppy Manners and Foundations classes are now FLEX CLASSES*
at Great Companions. Register for a 6 week class and you have 8 weeks
to complete it. AND if you can't make your scheduled class, you can take
a Puppy Manners or a Foundations class one of the other days offered
(Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday).

Foundations, Class Filled FLEX CLASS
Starting: Sunday, Debember 8, 2019, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 PM,
No Class Dec 22 or 29. Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Puppy Teens, $95 for 3 weeks, register by mail   register online
Class Dates: Sunday Dec 8, 15, 2019 and Jan 5, 2020, 11:00AM - Noon
Description: Is your puppy now 5-7 months old? This class addresses the
adolescent age group and their changing bodies and behaviors. The classes
will offer basic focus skills, positions like 'sit' and 'down' and life skills such as
Door Manners and Go To Your Spot, along with a strong emphasis
on calm behavior and relaxation techniques. Learn to take some of the
stress out of your dog's day - and yours! Prerequisite: Puppy Manners

Intro to Canine Parkour,   register by mail   register online
Starting: Sunday, Debember 8, 2019, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM,
No Class Dec 22 or 29
Prerequisite: Foundations. Details coming soon or
contact Ali Brown ali@greatcompanions.info, 610 737-1550,

Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:15 - 7:15 PM, FLEX CLASS
No Class December 25 or January 1, 2020
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Jumping & Pulling, OH MY!!  register by mail    register online  
Starting: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
This six week class focuses on the most common sources of frustration
for dog owners. In it, we will spend our time working on such issues as
Loose Leash Walking, Sitting Politely for Greeting, Door Manners, and more.
Instructor: Ali Brown Prerequisites: Foundations

Intro to C-Wags Scent Detective -- Scent Patrol 
register by mail    register online
Starting: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Prerequisite: None

CGC (Canine Good Citizen)   register by mail   register online
Starting: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7:30 - 8:30PM,
Prerequisite: Foundations or a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training
NEW!!!! Week 6 will be a CGC test!

Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12 Noon, FLEX CLASS
Prerequisite: Puppies must be between 9 and 16 weeks old at the start date
of the class

Doggy Social, $10 per dog, 12 dogs maximum
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM
Please RSVP by the Wed night prior to the social via e-mail or 610 737 1550.

Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, FLEX CLASS
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Reactive Dog  register by mail    register online
Coming soon
click here to watch exercises from this class
Contact Ali by email or call 610 737-1550** for details.
Go to bottom of this page for the evaluation form.

$10 Special Discount to any student who registers and pays for
a 6-week future class BEFORE the end of their current one.



Great Companions now offers a new service: We will come and train your dog for you in your home.

For the same price as private lessons in your home, where we teach you how to teach your dog, you can have the expert do it for you. The service comes with periodic transfer sessions, where we meet with you to show you what your dog has been learning. Lessons are multiple times per week for several weeks. For more information and pricing, call or email!


Pavilion Rentals

$25 per hour for the first person

$5 additional for 2nd and 3rd person (3 people per hour max)

Each person may bring two dogs.

Price includes Rally-Obedience signs and agility equipment

Building is 96' X 50' with Artificial Turf and high output fluorescent lighting,
click here to see more images.Contact Ali via email for details.

Winter Bad Weather Policy: if the forecast is for 2 or more inches of snow,
or freezing rain and ice four hours before a scheduled class, that class may
be delayed by one week. If that happens again for that same class, that class

may be canceled and not made up. In that case, attempts will be made
to cover all materials in an abbreviated class schedule.

Summer Bad Weather Policy: classes cannot be canceled due to thunderstorms because they are too isolated and unpredictable to affect all students. Please call Great Companions any time prior to your scheduled class if you are aware of tornado warnings in your travel area.

Click here for directions to our facility

Private Lessons
are available at our location or at your home (fee slightly higher). Reap the benefits of our courses without the distractions of other dogs. Private lessons are scheduled at the owner's convenience. Call (610) 737-1550* for prices.

Semi-Private Lessons
Call us for information about semi-private lessons where your dog will be matched with a compatible dog. Only $280 for a 6-week session!

Rally in our pavilion
Ali judging one of her students at a recent Rally Trial. Rally and Agility classes are taking place now in our pavilion.
Pavilion Agility Rental

New Private Students only: after confirming the date and time of on on-line private consultation with Ali, please click on the BUY NOW button below to make an $80 deposit toward your new lessons. Your lesson will not be confirmed until that payment is received. You will be making a payment to Tanacacia@aol.com for Private Lesson Payment through PayPal. This is a secure transaction.


ALL NEW STUDENTS click here to download evaluation form.
After completing the form you may click the button below to submit your payment or pay by mail.

Private & Reactive Students

**It is important that you call to discuss your dog's needs for the purpose of setting up the correct training plan or apporopriiat class participation. However, at the discretion of Ali Brown, phone calls which discuss an individual dog's issues lasting longer than 15 minutes will constitute a consultation. You will be alerted before any charges are incurred.
30 minutes $45
60 minutes $80

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