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.


Scaredy Dog!
Understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog


Learn how to use positive reinforcement, shaping, and classical contidioning to help your dog learn to tolerate the world around him.

Buy Ali Brown's primer on fearful and reactive dogs.
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Directions

Updated 4/16/2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

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**.


Reactive Dog group class, Class Filled

Starting: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 AM.
Evaluation and four private lessons (minimum) required before beginning class.
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.

C-WAGS Scent Detectives League   Premium - Word Doc  Premium - PDF
League Starts: Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:00 PM
Other dates: April 20, May 4 and 11

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

C-WAGS Scent Detective -- Level 2    register by mail   register online
Starting: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30PM
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Scent Patrol (Level 1)

Calling All Canines -- an Outdoor Recall Class, Class Filled
$95 for 3 weeks, Starting: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - Noon
Prerequsite: Foundations or equivalent (at the instructor's discretion),
requires 20' longline

* NEW CLASS *
Outbound Hound,  register by mail    register online 3 Weeks for $95.00
Starting: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Prerequisite: Foundations. Description: This three week class allows us to practice
and fine-tune all of the skills we have begun to learn in the Foundations class and
apply it to real life situations outside. The focus will be on loose-leash walking,
walking past other dogs, behind or in front of other dogs, past dogs behind a fence,
and past other distractions.* NEW CLASS *

Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:30 - 10:30 AM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Intro to Rally, C-WAGS Rally -- Starter   register by mail   register online
Starting: Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:00 AM - Noon
Prerequisite: Foundations or working knowledge of positive reinforcement training
and basic skills

Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 11:00AM - Noon,
Prerequisite: Puppies must be between 9 and 16 weeks old at the start date of the class

Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30 PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

CGC (Canine Good Citizen)   register by mail   register online
Starting: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM,
Prerequisite: Foundations or a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training

Basic Agility Sequencing,   register by mail   register online
Starting: Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 PM,
For dogs that are proficient on all the equipment and are in the early stages of
sequencing skills. Must have completed several Control For Agility classes or
have permission of the instructor. Please be prepared to crate your dog.
Prerequisite: Control For Agility Class -- or equivalent, plus the dog
should be acclimated to the sound of the clicker, and owner must have working
knowledge of positive reinforcement training.

Advanced Agility Sequencing,   register by mail   register online
Starting: Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:50 - 8:50 PM,
Prerequisite: Beginning Sequencing in Agility -- or equivalent,
or permission from the instructor.

Control for Agilityregister by mail    register online
Starting: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Prerequisite: Foundations or a working knowledge of Sit, Down,
Focus, and Stay in a class environment and working knowledge of
Positive Reinforcement Techniques including Clicker Training.

Control for Agility, Level 2  register by mail    register online
Starting: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:45 - 8:45PM.
Prerequisite: Control for Agility


Intro to Rally, C-WAGS Rally -- Starter   register by mail   register online
Starting: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Prerequisite: Foundations or working knowledge of positive reinforcement training
and basic skills

Outbound Hound,  register by mail    register online 3 Weeks for $95.00
Starting: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:45 - 8:45PM.
Prerequisite: Foundations. Description: This three week class allows us to practice
and fine-tune all of the skills we have begun to learn in the Foundations class and
apply it to real life situations outside. The focus will be on loose-leash walking,
walking past other dogs, behind or in front of other dogs, past dogs behind a fence,
and past other distractions.

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


 




HOME SCHOOLING!

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.
Fees:
30 minutes $45
60 minutes $80





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