Dog Grooming, Training & Playschool

We provide a low-stress lifestyle for your best friend!

Response to COVID-19


UPDATE!
Alright everyone! 👋
We are okay to open on April 1st since the Alberta government has deemed us an essential service!

Lots have changed so here is the new rules and they NEED to be followed or we have the right to refuse service!

  • Open hours are now Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm.
  • Curbside Pickup & Dropoff for grooming & daycare clients!CALL 403-454-7342 and we will come to your car and bring your dog in or bring your dog out. DO NOT COME TO THE DOOR IT WILL BE LOCKED AND STAY LOCKED!
  • Payments can be made through our website (www.brilliantbestfriends.org) or we can bring our mobile terminal out to your car for payment.
  • WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CASH!
  • All dogs collars and leashes will be bagged separated for the time they are with us.
  • No pee breaks until further notice.
  • Grooming will be taken all days open for the time being. New grooming clients must provide us with all information needed on our grooming cards at time of booking.
  • Only 2 nail trims per day and they will be done by appointment at 10:30am & 2:30pm. Dog comes into facility, human stays outside.
  • Last of all BE PATIENT! We are working as quickly as we can while also being safe and trying to keep you safe and healthy as well. This situation is as stressful for us as it is for you, so be kind to us! We want your dogs to still have fun during this crisis so make things as easy as possible. 💜


Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage our guests to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.
Response to COVID-19

About






We are a little grooming salon, in Kensington, Calgary, Alberta! We also offer Playschool and Reward Based dog training. We have 3 employees working here, one of them being the owner of the business, we like our clients to feel like family here at BBF. Our goal is to help the average pet owner, get the help they need so that Fido can live happily in their home, as well as helping dogs to get the right socialization from the beginning to prevent any fears or behaviour issues later in life! We also put a huge focus on proper play and regulation of dogs energy during playschool and working with dogs to help them to really enjoy being groomed!
Come check us out today!

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday - 7 am - 6 pm
Saturday - 8 am - 4 pm
Sunday - CLOSED
Closed on Statutory Holidays


About

Services


Private Training

All of our training is 100% positive reinforcement and force free, we use no harsh methods, we use science-backed positive reinforcement to help Fido learn!

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Group Training Classes

Our group classes have from 4-8 dogs per class.We offer many types of group classes for all types of dogs.

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Daycare/Playschool

We keep our number of dogs low, to ensure every dog has fun, is able to regulate their energy and able to have multiple potty breaks everyday! Our playschool is supervised by highly trained staff, and we have the highest human - dog ratio in the city!

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Grooming

We offer all breed dog grooming! We use treats to build positive associations with the grooming experience to help all dogs feel more comfortable when having to be groomed.

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Contact


  • 4 14 Street Northwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

BBF Calendar


New Arrival


Main categories


Book Your Daycare/Private Training


Book Your Groom


Buy Daycare Online


5 Full Daycare Days

C$165
  • $33 per day ($10 Savings)
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day

10 Full Daycare Days

C$300
  • $30 per day ($50 Savings)
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day

Monthly Unlimited (Not including Saturdays)

C$484
  • $24 per day ($200 Savings)
  • Welcome Monday through Friday
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day

Monthly Unlimited (Including Saturdays)

C$572
  • $24 per day ($200 savings)
  • Welcome Monday through Saturday
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day

Buy Private Training Online


Lets Get Started Package

C$280
  • 1 Free Consultation
  • 4 - One hour training sessions ($73.50/Session)

Building Behaviours Package

C$780
  • 1 Free Consultation
  • 12 - One hour training sessions ($68.25/Session)
  • 1 Free front clip harness (Valued at $45)

Building Behaviours and Bonds Package

C$992
  • 1 Free Consultation
  • 16 - One hour training sessions ($65.10/Session)
  • 1 Free front clip harness (Valued at $45)
  • 10% OFF grooming price for dogs lifetime

Train To Groom Program

C$341.25
  • 5 Socialization days in daycare
  • 5 Sessions with our certified trainer (working to build a good association to grooming)
  • 1 Full groom
  • 10% OFF all grooms for the life of your dog

Sign up for Group classes


Level 1 Obedience Class

C$220
  • 6 Week Class
  • Monday's at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm & Tuesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 4-6 dog per class
  • This level is suitable for any age over 6 months with proof of up to date vaccines
  • (Mondays class is Full)
  • Next round starts March 17th, 2020 (Tuesday)

Level 2 Obedience Class

C$240
  • 6 Week Class
  • Tuesday's 7:30 - 8:30 pm
  • 4-6 dogs per class
  • This level is suitable for any age over 6 months with proof of up to date vaccines, who have completed Level 1
  • Next round starts March 10th, 2020

Leash Reactivity Class

C$250
  • 8 Week Class
  • Saturday's 6:30 - 7:15 pm
  • Maximum 4 dogs per class
  • This course is for dogs over 5 months old who are experiencing fear, over excitement or showing aggressive displays on leash
  • Next round starts March 7th, 2020

Grooming Certificates


C$100

Grooming Certificate

  • Once you have purchased you will have a $100 credit added into your file for your next grooming service at BBF.
C$200

Grooming Certificate

  • Once you have purchased you will have a $200 credit added into your file for your next grooming service at BBF.
C$300

Grooming Certificate

  • Once you have purchased you will have a $300 credit added into your file for your next grooming service at BBF.
C$400

Grooming Certificate

  • Once you have purchased you will have a $400 credit added into your file for your next grooming service at BBF.

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Donation Amount


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The BBF Blog


Food Etiquette - Leave its/Drop its

How to prevent resource guarding and help our dogs have self control near food!

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Potty Training How-To!

How to teach your dog to ask to go outside and use potty bells.

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Dog Body Language - What are they saying?

Watching our dogs body parts can tell us a world of things about how they are feeling, this document will show you what to watch for.

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Dog Calming Signals!

All too often, dog owners misread the language of dogs interacting with one another. Whether it's incorrectly defining innocent play as dangerous fighting or taking too lightly what is actually aggressive behaviour, it is important to learn what dogs are saying to each other through their play.

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How to Teach your Dog to Walk Nicely on Leash!

How to get your dog attentive and not pulling your arm off!

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Basic Puppy Cues!

Set your puppy up for success with these amazing tips!

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Solving Leash Reactivity!

Reactivity & Fear On Leash - How the Engage Disengage Behaviour can Help

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A Hands Free Way to Get your Dogs Attention or Interrupt your Dog - The Positive Interruption Cue

How to move your dog away/stop them/get their attention with out having to yell, say uh uh, no or even have to touch them at all.

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How To Introduce The Calming Band Or Muzzle

Teach your dog to wear the muzzle or calming band comfortably

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Why owning a reactive dog is so rewarding!

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Downfall to Aversive Dog Training Tools

Learn about all the downfalls to using certain training tools

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Team


Nadia Ansari

Owner/Trainer/Groomer

Nadia is the owner of BBF but you would never know because shes always so busy grooming and training!

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Courtney Ennis

Operations Manager

Courtney will welcome you every morning your here to drop your dog off. You can always be rest assured they are in good hands.

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Tama Parsons

Daycare Attendant/Bath & Brusher

Tama's one of the newest to the BBF family, but she fits right in.

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F.A.Q


Do you offer half days for daycare?

Yes, the cost of a half day of daycare is $21.00, and a half day consists of under 5 hours

How old does my dog have to be to start daycare?

Your dog should be at least 12 weeks old with the first two sets of vaccines.

How much does a nail trim cost?

Nail trims cost $10.50

How much does it cost for my dog to be groomed?

Price quotes are given when you inquire because every dog is different and haircuts vary quite a lot too!

How much does an anal gland expression cost?

 Anal glands cost $5.25

Do you do drop in nail trims?

Yes, but make sure to give us a call to make sure there is someone who can do nails. Usually come before 4pm.

How long will it take for my dog to be groomed?

We quote grooms to take 3-4 hours on a regular sized dog. Giant breeds and some large breeds may take longer, we can give time quote upon arrival. 
If you would like an Expressed groom (2 hours or under) you may pay a $21 express fee.

Do we use a dremel for nails?

Yes, but only if you request it.

Where are you located?

We are located right off 14th Street and Kensington Road NW, right behind "Chicken On The Way" and across the street from the "Goldsmiths". We are in the bottom of an apartment building in the commercial strip. Our parking lot you can access from either side of 14th street, and the parking is free!
Visit Contact page for a map!

Will you groom my dog if it is in heat?

No, unfortunately it causes quiet a disruption in our grooming day as we have to keep them separated, sanitize all our tools, kennels and anywhere they may have bled. It is much easier to just wait till they are no longer in heat to have them groomed.

Do you do evening grooming appointments?

Unfortunately, we do not take grooming appointments in the evenings because our groomer is also a trainer. In the evening she is busy doing training sessions.