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 8/2/2017

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**.



Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 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, August 27, 2017, 12:30 - 1:30 PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 PM,
Prerequisite: Puppies must be between 9 and 16 weeks old at the start date of the class

Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 7:45 - 8:45 PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Intro to Rally C-WAGS Rally -- Starter   register by mail   register online
Starting: Saturday, September 2, 2017, Noon - 1:00 PM, No class Sept 23
Prerequisite: Foundations or working knowledge of positive reinforcement training
and basic skills

PupAgilityregister by mail    register online
Starting: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Prerequisite: For dogs 11 months and younger. Puppies must be at least 12 weeks
and have taken or be in Puppy Manners. Must bring a crate or place to give
puppy time out. Bring lots of fun toys and food including a small dog bowl.
Puppies need to know "sit". We will work on "stay" a lot but having had
some work on this would help If they are going to enroll under 20 weeks.

 

Control for Agilityregister by mail    register online
Starting: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:45 - 8:45PM.
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.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)   register by mail   register online
Starting: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:45 - 8:45 PM,
Prerequisite: Foundations or a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training

C-WAGS Scent Detectives Trial   Premium - Word Doc Premium - PDF
Trial Date: Friday, September 8, 2017, starting 5:30 PM

Reactive Dog group class, register by mail    register online

$95 for 3 weeks, Starting: Saturday, September 2, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
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.



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













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-O 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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