Dog Grooming, Training & Playschool

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

Full & Half Days of Daycare

We welcome all breeds and sizes of dogs. Daycare groups are separated by size and playstyle and we are open from 7:00AM to 6:00PM Monday to Friday.

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Dog to Dog Days

This program is for dogs who are learning to be comfortable with other dogs. Ideally to be able to come into a daycare setting.

Playschool

One hour spent with our certified dog trainer working on basic behavours and cues while at daycare for the day.

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Daycare Addons

While at daycare you can add some of these yummy treats or fun activities to your dogs day!

Minimum Requirements For Daycare

Brilliant Best Friends requires your dog to be 12 weeks of age and over with their vaccinations up to date with proof (first 2 sets administered by a vet)
You will be required to provide updated copies of vaccines as they are administered.

Drop Off & Pickup Times

Drop off Between 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pickup Between 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Pee Breaks/Walks  

In extreme cold/heat we may do limited pee breaks or none at all (dogs who NEED to go out will but for very short pee breaks). Harnesses are a requirement for taking your dog outside our building due to us being on an extremely busy road. Dogs that aren't used to so much traffic so close can become spooked and back out of their collar and flee. So if you do not bring your dog with a harness they will be unable to go outside for pee breaks. Any dog leaving the building in our care MUST have a harness.


Unfixed Dogs

We require that your dog should be fixed by the age of 1 year unless there is a breeding contract or a note from your vet. Should your dog start showing undesirable behaviours associated with an unfixed dog before they are 1 year old, we may ask you to take a break from daycare until your dog is able to be spayed/neutered. At this time no refunds will be given.


Cancelations

You can cancel for free at anytime, so please email or call to inform us if your dog cannot attend that day. 
If you no show a booked daycare day, 1 daycare day will be subtracted from your daycare package.


Late Pickup Fees  

If you are going to be late for pickup please give us a call to let us know. If you call and inform us that you will be late you have a 10-minute leeway before being charged a late fee. On the chance you do not call and let us know you will be late, you will be charged  $1 = 1 Minute from close until the time of pickup.

Recurring Attendance

We require your dog to attend daycare regularly at BBF. Most clients choose the same day each week and some prefer to book depending on their schedule. Either way we require at least one day a week attendance to daycare .Consistently coming to daycare helps them make friends and connections with us and their doggie peers.


Credits are not transferable & Non-refundable
All daycare packages expire 2 years from purchase date

5 Full Daycare Days

C$190
  • $38 per day ($10 Savings)
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day
  • This package is for 1 dog
  • Double dog discount available - Request a invoice
  • Expires 2 years from purchase date
  • Non Refundable

10 Full Daycare Days

C$350
  • $35 per day ($50 Savings)
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day
  • This package is for 1 dog
  • Double dog discount available - Request a invoice
  • Expires 2 years from purchase date
  • Non-refundable

Monthly Unlimited

C$560
  • $30 per day ($200 savings)
  • Welcome Monday through Friday
  • Free nail trims
  • Two pee breaks per full day
  • Expires 1 month from purchase date
  • Non-refundable
C$15

5 Package of $3 Daycare Addons

  • 5 $3 Daycare Addons
  • Can be any Frozen Yogurt Cup or Broth Cup
  • Let your dog take a break from playing in daycare to enjoy one of the yummy addons
  • Add to your daycare day when booking through our Paw Partner App
C$30

10 Package of $3 Daycare Add ons

  • 10 $3 Daycare Addons
  • Can be any Frozen Yogurt Cup or Broth Cup
  • Let your dog take a break from playing in daycare to enjoy one of the yummy addons
  • Add to your daycare day when booking through our Paw Partner App
C$60

20 Package of $3 Daycare Add ons

  • 20 $3 Daycare Addons
  • Can be any Frozen Yogurt Cup or Broth Cup
  • Let your dog take a break from playing in daycare to enjoy one of the yummy addons
  • Add to your daycare day when booking through our Paw Partner App
C$25

5 PACKAGE OF $5 DAYCARE ADDONS

  • 5 $5 Daycare Addons
  • Can be any Peanut Butter Kong or Thin Bully Stick
  • Let your dog take a break from playing in daycare to enjoy one of the yummy addons
  • Add to your daycare day when booking through our Paw Partner App
C$50

10 PACKAGE OF $5 DAYCARE ADDONS

  • 10 $5 Daycare Addons
  • Can be any Peanut Butter Kong or Thin Bully Stick
  • Let your dog take a break from playing in daycare to enjoy one of the yummy addons
  • Add to your daycare day when booking through our Paw Partner App
C$60

20 PACKAGE OF $5 DAYCARE ADDONS

  • 20 $5 Daycare Addons
  • Can be any Peanut Butter Kong or Thin Bully Stick
  • Let your dog take a break from playing in daycare to enjoy one of the yummy addons
  • Add to your daycare day when booking through our Paw Partner App

Private Training

We offer private training sessions, in your home, or at our location, or even at an alternate location. At BBF we have experience with a range of behaviours including fear and reactivity.

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Playschool

Your dog spends 1 hour with our certified dog trainer while at daycare for the day. Mondays & Fridays only!

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Train to Groom Program

Train to groom is a 5 week training program that is created to help your dog feel more comfortable with the grooming process.

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Group Classes

We offer a variety of group classes for all ages and stages of life.

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Dog to Dog Interaction Day Training

This training is for dogs who need a little extra help to feel confident/comfortable around other dogs. Ideally graduating them to regular daycare once they are comfortable with their friends and us.

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C$200

5 Playschool Sessions (Training while in daycare)

  • 5- 1 Hour sessions spent with our certified dog trainer while your dog is at daycare
  • We can work on Loose lead walking, Polite greetings (no jumping), Kennel training, Sits, Downs, Leave it/ drop its, Mouthing, Handling, Stay, Bed cue, Attention, Recall, ect...
  • Check for availability
  • THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE A DAYCARE DAY - MUST PURCHASE DAYCARE SEPARATELY
  • Non-refundable
C$400

10 Playschool Sessions (Training while in daycare)

  • 10- 1 Hour sessions spent with a certified dog trainer while your dog is at daycare
  • We can work on Loose lead walking, Polite greetings (no jumping), Kennel training, Sits, Downs, Leave it/ drop its, Mouthing, Handling, Stay, Bed cue, Attention, Recall, ect...
  • Check for availability
  • THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE A DAYCARE DAY - MUST PURCHASE DAYCARE SEPARATELY
  • Non-Refundable
C$400

5 DOG TO DOG INTERACTIONS DAYS

  • 5 Days (4-6 hours at Brilliant Best Friends)
  • Breaks throughout the day
  • Supervised and monitored interactions by trainer
  • Private training consultation required
  • Dog to dog assessment required
  • Non-refundable
C$100

Dog to Dog Assessment

  • Assessment of dog to dog interactions to decide what level your dog is at
  • This is for dogs who are unsure, nervous, anxious etc. around other dogs
  • Non-refundable

$100 Deposit

C$100
  • Purchase a training package or this deposit to secure your spot in line for a consultation
  • Comes off the price of your training package
  • Non-Refundable

Lets Get Started Package

C$425
  • 1 Free Consultation
  • 5 - One hour training sessions ($85/Session)
  • Payment or deposit must be made before consultation can be booked
  • Non-Refundable
  • Expires 1 year from purchase date

Single dog to dog Assessment

C$100
  • Assessment of dog to dog interactions to decide what level your dog is at
  • This is for dogs who are unsure, nervous, anxious etc. around other dogs
  • Non-refundable

Small Breed T2G

C$400
  • Under 50lbs (Based on full grown weight)
  • 5 Socialization days in daycare
  • 5 Sessions with our certified trainer (working to build a good association to grooming)
  • 1 Full groom (Bath & Tidy or Shave)
  • 10% OFF all grooms for the life of your dog

2hr Loose Leash Walking WORKSHOP

C$80/Month
  • Does your dog pull when they are on the leash and struggle to give you their attention? Lets work together to help teach them to be more attentive on leash when asked.
  • No reactive dogs in this class
  • Date TBA

Solving Leash Reactivity Class

C$500
  • For dogs over 6 months dealing with reactivity on the leash
  • Starting December 3rd, 2022
  • Saturdays at 6pm for 8 weeks (skipping Christmas Eve & New year's Eve)
  • Only 4 spots in class

All Breed Dog Grooming

We offer all breed dog grooming, during the groom we use treats to build a positive association to the experience as a whole.

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Same Day Nail Trims

Call 403-454-7342 to book your same day nail trim! $10.50

Train To Groom Program

Train to groom is a 5 week training program that is created to help your dog feel more comfortable with the grooming process.

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Colourful Grooming

We can add some pet safe hair colour to your dogs groom, or even paint their toenails!

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Complimentary Doggie Daycare Day

All dogs that come for grooming that are dog friendly are welcome to play in the daycare before or after their groom. Ensure the appropriate waivers are signed.

Puppies First Groom

During your puppies first appointment we are going to give them a taste of grooming without overwhelming to ensure they have a positive experience.

Lates
Our Schedule is tight so late's are not tolerated, please show up on time for your appointment. O
5 Minutes late with no call = $20 Late fee
15 Minutes late = Automatic reschedule
 
Puppies 1st Groom

All puppies on their first grooming experience will receive a bath and tidy. That includes a bath, brush, nail trim, and trim up their feet, face and bum (depending on breed). We will not shave your puppy for their first groom, no exceptions! I encourage you to bring your puppies favorite treats for this groom so that we can build a positive association to grooming early.

Dematting Charges/Time
If your dog is severely matted or tangled there will be a dematting fee added to the price of your groom. Matting is painful and it is extremely difficult to remove, therefore we cannot give an estimated time of how long your dog will be at the grooming salon.
Dematting fee is based on severity of matting.

All grooms take roughly 4-6 hours to complete, expect giant or large breed dogs to be here for the majority of the day. Please wait for us to call when complete.

Small Breed T2G

C$400
  • Under 50lbs (Based on full grown weight)
  • 5 Socialization days in daycare
  • 5 Sessions with our certified trainer (working to build a good association to grooming)
  • 1 Full groom (Bath & Tidy or Shave)
  • 10% OFF all grooms for the life of your dog
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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Owning and Loving a Reactive Dog

Why owning a reactive dog is so rewarding!

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  • 1213 Kensington Road Northwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada





Brilliant Best Friends a little grooming salon, in Kensington, Calgary, Alberta!
We also offer Playschool and Reward Based dog training. We have 3 employees working here right now, 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!

We have recently opened up a Pet Store to help guide all our clients in the right direction when shopping for their pets. Pet stores can be confusing and sell all kinds of misleading and unsafe treats, training tools and food. We took out the confusing and made sure EVERYTHING we sell is trainer approved and good for your pup!

Come check us out today!

Hours of Operation During COVID19
Monday to Thursday - 8 am - 5 pm
Friday to Sunday - CLOSED
Closed on Statutory Holidays



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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Heather Ansari

Reception & Front Desk

Justine Loffler

Daycare Attendant

Justine has experience with a variety of animals and reptiles, but her absolute passion is taking care of dogs.

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Do you offer half days for daycare?

Yes, the cost of a half day of daycare is $26.00, 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 $10

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 4-6 hours on a regular sized dog. Giant breeds and some large breeds may take longer, we can give time quote upon arrival.


Do we use a dremel for nails?

Yes, but only if you request it.

Where are you located?

We are located right off Kensington Road NW, across from the "Tim Hortons" & "Original Joes". Our parking lot you can access from either side of Kensington Road, and the parking is free for our clients only!
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.
But we do offer grooming on Sundays.
Refer your friends to Brilliant Best Friends and receive 10% off your next purchase of a daycare package or groom.
  1. Tell your friends about all the fun your dog has in daycare, or how good your pooch looked after their groom.
  2. When your friend visits BBF make sure they mention your name so that we can ensure you receive your coupon code. 
  3. Check your email for your coupon code 
  4. Purchase a daycare package online to use your coupon code or book a groom and use the code instore towards your dogs groom.
Coupon code is valid for online daycare packages or in-store grooming ONLY. Coupon cannot be used in combination with any other coupons or used during a sale. Coupon code will not be sent until a daycare package or groom has been paid for.

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C$200

$200 Gift Card

  • Great for a gift
  • Valid at the BBF Boutique
  • ZERO Fees
  • To activate gift card email the full name of the person receiving this card to Boutique@brilliantbestfriends.org including the purchasers name.
C$300

$300 Gift Card

  • Great for a gift.
  • Valid bat the BBF Boutique
  • ZERO Fees
  • To activate gift card email the full name of the person receiving this card to Boutique@brilliantbestfriends.org including the purchasers name.
C$50

Brilliant Best Friends Gift Card

  • Only valid at Brilliant Best Friends Grooming, Training & Playschool.
  • ZERO Fees
  • To activate gift card email the full name of the person receiving this card to Info@brilliantbestfriends.org including the purchasers name.
Download the Brilliant Best Friends Booking App on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

The Brilliant Best Friends App enables users to make reservations, purchase package credits, see and pay invoices, message with Brilliant Best Friends, see photos of their pets, and more. Employees of Brilliant Best Friends are able to manage the business and connect with customers. This app is made specifically for the customers and employees of Brilliant Best Friends.

Use this app to book daycare or training!
Download The Brilliant Best Friends App 

If you no not wish to download our app you can still book through this link below
Book Daycare or Training Online Here​​​

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