Bravo Dog offers dog training in North Vancouver, puppy training, dog training classes and virtual consulting.
We are experienced, credentialed and BC SPCA Animal Kind Accredited.
Bravo Dog acknowledges that it operates on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We offer Puppy Kindergarten for 9 15 weeks of age and our Manners & More classes. Small sized classes to focus on results.
I don't need to "see" your dog misbehave or struggle in order to help. You may have questions about your new puppy! We can help.
When I started Bravo Dog my sole goal was to help dogs and their owners. That hasn't changed much over the years. Working as a dog trainer in North Vancouver and Vancouver has not limited me to helping other people, in fact, people all over the world learn about dog behavior through our Podcast, our Virtual Training and Online courses.
I continue to further my own knowledge with continuing education and certifications and ensuring we adhere to the BC SPCA Animal Kind Standards.
Changing our dogs' behavior, means changing our own behavior.
We rescued our dog Ellie from the SPCA who is wonderful but jumps and barks at other dogs. We were recommended to see Renee by multiple sources and she quickly assessed Ellie as leash frustrated but friendly with dogs off leash. Renee listened to our concerns gave us baby steps where we needed baby steps and gave us leaps where we needed leaps based on her assessment of our dog, not just wrote training steps. She coached us through the techniques for helping our girl, gave us the tools and encouraging us to trust our dog. If we hadn’t of started working with Renee, Ellie would definitely still be on leash, not allowed near other dogs, without an end in sight. I honestly cried a few times before working with Renee as I was overwhelmed. We are both so thankful for her guidance, support and understanding of Ellies behaviors and her coaching of Ellie and most importantly of us too. When we finally let Ellie loose in a dog park (which went awesome) I immediately texted Renee at probably 6 oclock on a Saturday and Renee was probably as excited as us. We aren’t done with training yet but we have guidance and milestones to reach and will absolutely continue to use Renee to get us to where we would like to be.
It has been so wonderful to work with Renee. Her approach to our dog's behavioural issue is positive and we are so grateful. Previous trainers taught us to "correct with punishment" or "correct with No" A constant battle and negative experience for both of us. At the end of our leash we got lucky and found Renee as a trainer. Each lesson she has been able to relieve us of tension and stress and show us how positive markings can make a change. Our dogs issue is not an over night fix but we have learned good skills on how to be successful and turn this around. No more 'No's'. More "yes''. We have learned that a positive approach to training is essential to building love and trust . Thank you so much.
Renée is educated, experienced and the best in the field. I have know Renée for many years now and I it is difficult not to recommend the best in the professional field. Renée uses science/reward based training methods that will help your dog succeed in the world we live in. No matter what difficulty your dog faces she has the answer for you. Remember in the world of dog training the best handlers are those who use the least invasive methods to train your dogs which means fear and pain free and no use of intimidation or other aversive training tools to get the desired behavior.
Renée is incredible. The world of force-free dog training is better, part because of her influence. She is not only empowering to the pet guardians she coaches but also to dog trainers she mentors on her own and FREE time. She is warm, thoughtful and inspiring. I recommend her services no matter what type of dog training you’re looking for.