Bravo Dog offers dog training in North Vancouver, puppy training, dog training classes and virtual consulting.

We are experienced, credentialed, certified and recommended by Veterinary Behaviorists and Veterinarians.

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.

Our values & standards

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 and consulting virtually.

Our standards are extremely high, we work hard to ensure that your dog is never compromised or put in a position resulting in fear or intimidation. We don't use devices or tools that come with risky side-effects. Your dogs' welfare matters to us.

Changing our dogs' behavior, means changing our own behavior.

Training should always benefit the human & the animal.

    5 star review  Renee is a true professional and offers many useful services including group classes and one-on-one coaching, both online and in person. You can tell Renee cares so much about the well-being of her clients, both dog and human. If you are in need of any dog training or behavior help, hire this credentialed, kind professional. Your dog will thank you.

    thumb Erika Gonzalez
    September 2, 2020

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Michelle MeGill
    June 18, 2020

    5 star review  We have 2 dogs, and have worked with Renee for both of them. She is so patient and bring solutions that are attainable. She is so passionate about the well being of our dogs.

    thumb Teresa Hay-Sabourin
    June 12, 2020

    5 star review  Renée is a true professional! In a world of unregulated dog training, Renée is passionate about staying educated and up to date with current scientific studies and findings in dog psychology and behaviour training. We brought our 9 week old pup to her Kindergarten class and I highly recommend it. While most people think they know the basics of teaching commands like sit, down, wait, leave it etc, I found it super useful learning about the timing and marking of such commands, when to offer a treat, when to stop using a treat as a lure and appropriate body language etc. Renée is also great with teaching you how to watch puppies body language and regulate their play so it is consensual and positive for all dogs involved. We learned so much from that class and Renée was always willing to offer other advice specific to our puppy. We also did a follow up private session with her as our puppy started to show signs of resource guarding and body handling issues - he was extremely mouthy and would growl and bite us very hard. In one session Renée offered us a few different exercises to practise with some printable handouts that made it very clear and easy to follow. In just one week of diligent and consistent training it was like we had a different dog! We have continued to use the advice Renée has given us and kept up with regular training and we are so proud of our boy today. He is a 6 month old Husky X and we are constantly complimented on how well behaved he is - something I credit to Renée's philosophy and approach to dog training, one which I have adopted as my own. Dogs are our partners in life, not our servants. We owe it to them to respect their needs and tendencies with compassion and do the work necessary to helping them learn positive skills and reactions. 'Quick fixes' like prong collars or scaring them into compliance will not help in the long term. Long story short, Renée is great, go book a session with Bravo Dogs!

    thumb Jessica Jackson
    May 28, 2020


With the increase in COVID numbers if you choose to register for a class and become ill we cannot offer a refund or credit for services.