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Dog Bathing, Grooming & Styling Online or Onsite On the Job Training (Combination)


Program Designed for No Previous Bathing, Grooming or Styling Experience

The combination diploma program with On the Job Training Credit is perfect for the individual who must work and receive a salary during his or her onsite practical skills training.

Nash Approved On the Job Training Sites (OJT) are salons looking to hire pet lovers and they are willing to train on the job. This means you will receive a salary and would be considered an employee of the salon.

Nash Approved On the Job Training Salons help to set high standards in the work force to prepare our industry for licensing. How do they do this? They make a difference in the industry by requiring more training for their employees than just how to bathe, groom and style a dog. They understand the importance of helping employees achieve certificates and diplomas from reputable schools. They are the salons of the future and the salons you want to work for.

You can review the Nash Approved On the Job Training Sites we have listed or you can find your own. The choice is up to you. Keep in mind you are searching for the perfect salon to work in to receive your training in your home town, so do your research!

After successful completion of your online courses and your on the job training you can attend the Nash Academy or an approved test out site for 3 days to complete the required trim styles in the Bathing, Grooming and Styling Basics Courses. It is that simple.

Nash will take you through a series of online, comprehensive, theory based courses taught by our Certified Online Theory Instructors if you take Instructor Driven Courses or you may choose the test out option for your online because you will have access to your salon team to help if you have questions.

As with all of our courses, you will be taught compassion, safety and gentle methods designed by Nash and respected by experts through out the world. You will be provided with the tools to become a successful dog bather, groomer and stylist with this program

Steps to Success #1: Complete Your Online Courses

Online Series #1
All the background you need to understand the dog, including the breeds of dog, elements of dog behavior, the history of the dog, and the health of the dog. The perfect preparation for anyone starting on the job training in a salon and a must to enter the wonderful world of working with dogs. We have provided an overview of what you will study in the online series about man's best friend. To find out more about each online course, please reference the individual course objectives.

Man's Best Friend Online Course Series
Online Series #2
The professional series is all about salon policies and procedures and the 5 phases of grooming. How to properly prep, bath, dry, brush and finish the different coat types using the proper products, tools and equipment will guide you through your onsite practical skills on the job training. Working in a salon that requires the online courses creates the same reference information for the entire salon team which creates the same terminology and places everyone on the same page. This creates safety for the pet and the professional..helps prevents mistakes and incidents.

You will study why it is important to keep your bathing, grooming and styling station organized, sanitized and well maintained. You will understand the importance of routines when creating trim styles. You will know how and why to transport a small dog with a safety loop and a large dog with a safety lead. You will know why and how to use various products, tools and equipment to different coat types and more. We have provided an overview of what you will study during your online courses. To find out more about each onsite course, please reference the individual course objectives.

Professional Bather, Groomer & Stylist Online Course Series
  • Salon for Man's Best Friend
  • Grooming Man's Best Friend
  • Styling Man's Best Friend

Options to Take Online Courses
You have the following options to complete your online courses. The time frame to complete the online courses is determined by the type of online course option you choose. The amount of tuition for the online courses is also determined by the type of course option you choose.

Steps to Success #2: Complete Your Onsite Courses with On the Job Training
Typically on the job training requires a longer period of time to train, so therefore we recommend you practice your trim styles for approximately 6 months before you test out. We allow for 3 times as many hours as our onsite training in the school to make sure you are prepared. If you feel you are ready to take your required trim styles sooner, we encourage you do to so.

If you feel you would like to come to Nash Academy for a few days of training before you actually take the trim style breed tests, we can also schedule training days for you.

We have provided an overview of what you should practice during your on the job training to prepare you to successfully test out of the Bathing, Grooming and Styling Basics Courses. To find out more about the trim styles, please reference the individual course objectives.

The correct methods of care of the dog's eyes, ears, nose, feet, and brushing teeth will be taught and practiced. Dog bathing, brushing and drying techniques will be practiced daily, including the proper products, tools, and techniques to use on different coat types. You will also be instructed on how to create beautiful expressions and profiles by creating different head, ear, neck, body, legs, feet and tail styles using different tools, products, and techniques including clippering, thinning, scissoring, handstripping, carding and deshedding. You will also have access to the Canine Reference and Groomers Reference.com to guide you through your trims styles. You will practice creating balance, symmetry, as well as learning how to avoid creating faults on pure breeds and mixed breeds. Salon policies and procedures on safety, sanitation, organization and maintenance covered in the online course will also be covered during the hands on.

Onsite Series #1
Professional Bather, Groomer & Stylists Onsite Series

Dog Bathing Basics Onsite Test Out
8 Hour Test Out
1 Day to Complete
Prerequisite - Previous Bathing Experience Required

Dog Grooming Basics Onsite Test Out
8 Hour Test Out
1 Day to Complete
Prerequisite - Previous Bathing and Grooming Experience Required

Dog Styling Basics Onsite Test Out
8 Hour Test Out
1 Day to Complete
Prerequisite - Previous Bathing, Grooming and Styling Experience Required

Options to Take Onsite Test Out
  • Nash Academy in Lexington Kentucky (24 Hours - 3 Days)
  • Nash Approved Test Out Site (24 Hours - 3 Days)

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONLINE OPTIONS FOR YOU

To help you make the right decision on the online with an on the job training program, we offer for you to take this combination diploma program, we have created Fact Sheets for you to review.


Fact Sheet Dog Bathing, Grooming & Styling Online/Onsite Program (Combination)
Online: Instructor Driven Option
Onsite: Nash Approved On the Job Training Site
Program Tuition if you take online Instructor Driven courses and complete your onsite at Nash Approved on The Job Training Site.

Job Position: Professional Dog Bather, Groomer and Stylist
Program Name: Professional Dog Bathing, Grooming & Styling Program
Program Option: Online/Onsite Combination Program
Prerequisite: No previous experience in bathing, grooming and styling required.

Program Tuition: $3840
Total Tuition Online Courses: $3240
Total Administrative Fee Onsite Courses: $0
Total Test Out Fee: $600

Dog Bathing Basics Test Out Day: $200
Bathing Basics Test Out Training Fee: $200 Per Day (Optional and not calculated in total)
Dog Grooming Basics Test Out Day: $200
Grooming Basics Test Out Training Fee: $200 Per Day (Optional and not calculated in total)
Dog Styling Basics Test Out Day: $200
Styling Basics Test Out Training Fee: $200 Per Day (Optional and not calculated in total)

Total Credit Hours: 42

Type of Online Course Option : Instructor Driven
Total Time to Complete Online Courses: Minium 3 months / Maximum 9 months
Total Time to Complete Onsite Courses: 27 Weeks

Total Clock Hours: 1080 Hours + Allowable Absent Hours Per Individual Salon Policy
Total Time to Complete Test Out at Nash Approved Test Out Site: 3 Days
Tool Kit Required: Basic Tool Kit

Fact Sheet Dog Bathing, Grooming & Styling Online/Onsite Program (Combination)
Online: Test Out Option
Onsite: Nash Approved On the Job Training Site
Program Tuition if you take online courses and complete your onsite at Nash Approved on The Job Training Site.

Job Position: Professional Dog Bather, Groomer and Stylist
Program Name: Professional Dog Bathing, Grooming & Styling Program
Program Option: Online/Onsite Combination Program
Prerequisite: No previous experience in bathing, grooming and styling required.

Program Tuition: $1320
Total Tuition Online Courses: $720
Total Administrative Fee Onsite Courses: $0
Total Test Out Fee: $600

Dog Bathing Basics Test Out Day: $200
Bathing Basics Test Out Training Fee: $200 Per Day (Optional and not calculated in total)
Dog Grooming Basics Test Out Day: $200
Grooming Basics Test Out Training Fee: $200 Per Day (Optional and not calculated in total)
Dog Styling Basics Test Out Day: $200
Styling Basics Test Out Training Fee: $200 Per Day (Optional and not calculated in total)

Total Credit Hours: 42

Type of Online Course Option : Instructor Driven
Total Time to Complete Online Courses: Minium 3 months / Maximum 9 months
Total Time to Complete Onsite Courses: 27 Weeks

Total Clock Hours: 1080 Hours + Allowable Absent Hours Per Individual Salon Policy
Total Time to Complete Test Out at Nash Approved Test Out Site: 3 Days
Tool Kit Required: Basic Tool Kit