unleash your dog's spirit 



2 Locations in Calgary with easy access to downtown. We are open 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday through Friday!



Each facility has been designed from the flooring up to ensure the safety of every dog in our care. No other daycare in Calgary has invested in their design to ensure the same level of safety for the dogs.

Setting the Standards

standardsdogma recognizes that there is still no regulation within the dog care and training industry. We want to see this change and are working towards regulation in the industry. For now, we are setting the standards and continue to strive to provide excellence in dog care and training and want to see the industry continue to follow!

dogma has set the standards by:

Education and Certification:

  • dogma is only daycare in Calgary owned and operated by, along with being managed by DCBC and CPDT-KA certified dog trainers.
  • the entire training team holds the DCBC certification at a minimum, and either has or is working towards a CPDT-KSA and CBCC-KA designation.
  • every team member at dogma goes through structured training programs before they supervise or work with dogs alone. This training continues throughout their career with a variety of specialized training programs to progress through the company.
  • the entire training team participates in continuing education through attending seminars, reading and watching educational materials continually throughout the year.
  • we understand behaviour, so every decision we make is the best one to ensure your dog's overall emotional and physical well-being.


  • the only daycare in Calgary that segregates groups by size and then play style, and has a maximum of only 12 dogs per play group that are supervised 100% of the time.
  • the only daycare that has a certified dog trainer conduct behaviour assessments for all dogs over the age of 6 months before they are accepted into dogmaU.
  • the only daycare in Calgary with 3/8" recycled rubber and fully sealed flooring.
  • the only daycare in Calgary that has trained team members that supervise their play groups 100% of the time.
  • we do not allow any aversive collars into the facility and remove any chains or non quick release collars before dogs go into playgroups.
  • each facility has multiple gates and doors dogs must go through that are all at a height to prevent dogs from escaping.
  • if dogs are taken out of the facility, they are taken out on a harness to ensure they cannot pull out of a collar.