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Ali Brown's new DVD showing the exercises used in her reactive dog classes. For owners, trainers, and students, this DVD will show how to use positive reinforcement, shaping, and classical conditioning to help your dog learn to tolerate the world around him.
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Updated 1/26/2015

GENERAL INFORMATION

Puppy classes are $145 for 6 weeks, class max 6 puppies. All other classes are $175 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.


$10 Special Discount to any student who registers and pays for
a future class BEFORE the end of their current one. Click here to learn about
Membership at Great Companions.

Competition Obedience, Level 2,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, No Class February 12
Prerequisite: Competition Obedience. Level 1

CGC (Canine Good Citizen)   register by mail   register online
Starting: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Prerequisite: Foundations or a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training
and basic skills

C-WAGS Scent Detective -- Level 2    register by mail   register online
Starting: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:45 - 8:45PM
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Scent Patrol (Level 1)

CGC (Canine Good Citizen)   register by mail   register online
Starting: Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00PM
Prerequisite: Foundations or a working knowledge of positive reinforcement training and
basic skills

Doggy Socials, $10 per dog, 12 dogs maximum
Fridays, February 6, 2015, Feb 27, March 13, March 27
6:30 - 7:15 Puppies, open to ALL puppies under 6 months (proof of vaccination required)
7:15 for Small Dogs; current and past students only
8:00 open to All Dogs; current and past students only
Please RSVP by the Wed night prior to the social via e-mail or 610 737 1550.

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Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Monday, February 16, 2015, 7:45 - 8:45PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 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: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:45 - 8:45PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Reactive Dog group classes Saturday mornings,
(click here to watch exercises from this class)
Evaluation and four private lessons (minimum) required before beginning class.
Contact Ali by email or call 610 737-1550 for details.
Go to bottom of this page for the evaluation form.

Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 PM,
Prerequisite: Puppies must be between 9 and 16 weeks old at the start date of the class

Control for Agilityregister by mail    register online
Starting: Saturday, March 14, 2015, Noon - 1:00PM. No Class April 4.
Instructor: Ali Brown, 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.

C-WAGS Rally -- Starter   register by mail   register online
Starting: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Prerequisite: Foundations or working knowledge of positive reinforcement training and basic skills

C-WAGS Scent Investigator -- Level 3    register by mail   register online
Starting: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:45 - 8:45PM
Prerequisite: Scent Detective (Level 2)

Intro to C-Wags Scent Detectives -- Scent Patrol  register by mail    register online
Starting: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30PM, Prerequisite: None

Foundations,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:45 - 8:45PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Puppy Manners and Socialization,   register by mail    register online
Starting: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 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: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:45 - 8:45PM,
Please Note: Do not bring your dog to the first class!

Handling In Agility, register by mail    register online
Starting: Saturday, May 2, 2015, Noon - 1:00 PM,
Prerequisite: Control For Agility or permission from the instructor.

$10 Special Discount to any student who registers and pays for
a future class BEFORE the end of their current one. Click here to learn about
Membership at Great Companions.



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 cancelled 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 cancelled 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.

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.


 

New REACTIVE 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.

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