Dog Daycare

Welcome to the BBF daycare & playschool!

Our limit is 30 dogs, who are separated by size and play style. We are located in an old character home (built in 1912) in Kensington, Calgary. There are 4 separate daycare rooms for the dogs to play in depending on the energy and friends that suit them. We keep our number of dogs low, to ensure every dog has fun, is able to regulate their energy all while learning a bit of manners.

Our playschool is supervised by highly trained staff, with years of experience and dog knowledge. 

Interested in starting your dog in daycare? Fill out this quick form to get started.

What will need for your dogs first day?

  • Please bring your dog in on a harness or bring one with you. We require dogs come with a harness if you would like us to take them outside for a pee break since we are located close to such a busy road we want to minimize the chance that a dog may become spooked from the traffic and slip their collar.
  • If your dog eats throughout the day and you would like us to feed them their lunch/breakfast/dinner you are welcome to bring it with them and we will put them in their own area for their food time.
  • You are more than welcome to bring any chews or treats for them while they are here for the day of daycare. If you do bring a chew it will be used if they require a short break/nap time. (only dogs that need help regulating their energy go in for a nap)
  • If your dog has any allergies make sure to let us know as we use treats in our facility. If your dog has many allergies or a favourite kind of treat you may bring that for us to use for your dog only.
  • Please inform us if you would NOT like us to give your dog chews, treats, antlers etc.


If you are wanting playschool (1-hr with a certified trainer) while your dog is with us for daycare, check in for availability first. 
Playschool must be paid for before its completed, and we may require a consultation before starting training, depending on the type of training. 

Things we can work on with your dog in playschool (only basic training - no complex behaviours)

  • Loose lead walking
  • Polite greetings (no jumping)
  • Kennel training
  • Sits
  • Downs
  • Leave it/ drop its
  • Mouthing
  • Handling
  • Stay
  • Bed cue
  • Attention
  • Recall

Daycare Policies

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.


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