Dog Grooming, Training & Playschool

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

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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Dog Training

We offer science backed dog training classes or private training.

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Dog Daycare

We offer daycare separated by size and play style.

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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

BBF Pet Boutique Store Manager

Jen Smythe

Groomer

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.

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

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.
  • August 13th 12pm-2pm
  • No reactive dogs in this class

$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

5 Playschool Sessions (Training while in daycare)

C$200
  • 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

10 Playschool Sessions (Training while in daycare)

C$400
  • 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

5 DOG TO DOG INTERACTIONS DAYS

C$400
  • 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$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.
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