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Dog Bathing, Grooming and Styling Online/Onsite Program (Combination) with Internship Practical Skills Sites


Program Designed for No Previous Bathing, Grooming or Styling Experience

The combination diploma program that offers internship sites for you to complete your practical skills training to learn the art of bathing, grooming and styling dogs is the perfect opportunity for the beginner who cannot travel out of town or who cannot afford to pay for the onsite training to enter the wonderful world of working with man's best friend.

You can take your online during your onsite training or wait until you complete your online. The choice is yours! Many Nash Approved Internship Salons are seeking to find a pet lover to train and use the internship program to find the right person. We also have internship sites which are not looking to hire but love the art of teaching and take their role seriously. The choice is yours! If we do not have an internship in your area you can do your own research and find your own salon to make your dreams come true.

Nash will take you through a series of online, comprehensive, theory based courses taught by our Certified Online Theory Instructors if you take the Instructor Driven Courses, or you may choose the test out option 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 the compassionate, safe 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
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 planning to enter the wonderful world of working with dogs. The best series for current bathers, groomers and stylist to receive credit for their experience and earn a certificate in pet care to be prepared for state licensing. The perfect series for dog owners who want to be better prepared for life with man's best friend, and who want to understand what makes their dogs the way they are. We have provided an overview of what you will study in the online series about man's best friend. To find out more out each online course, please reference the individual course objectives.

Online Series #1
Man's Best Friend Online Course Series
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 with professionalism to prepare you for your onsite practical skills courses. You will study why it is important to keep your bathing, grooming and styling station organized, sanitized and well maintained. 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 out each onsite course, please reference the individual course objectives.

Online Series #2
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 determined by the type of course option you choose.

Steps to Success #2 Complete Your Onsite Courses
The practical skills training takes 720 Clock Hours to complete. Students attending 40 clock hours per week can complete this training in 18 weeks with no absent days. We have provided an overview of what you should practice during the 720 hours to succesfully test out of the Bathing, Grooming and Styling Basics Courses. To find out more about each onsite course, please reference the individual course objectives. The following grooming procedures are included: the practical application of all technical skills necessary to bathe, groom and style man's best friend by coat type.

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 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 Course
160 Clock Hours
4 Weeks to Complete (40 Hours Per Week)
Prerequisite - No Previous Experience Required - Test out Available

Dog Grooming Basics Onsite Course
240 Clock Hours
6 Weeks to Complete (40 Hours Per Week)
Prerequisite - Dog Bathing Basics Onsite - Test Out Available

Dog Styling Basics Onsite Course
320 Clock Hours
8 Weeks to Complete (40 Hours Per Week)
Prerequisite - Dog Grooming Basics Onsite - Test Out Available

Options to Take Onsite Courses
You have the following options to complete your onsite courses. The number of hours required is determined by the type of practical skills location or locations you choose. The amount of tuition for the onsite courses is determined by the type of location or locations you choose.
  • Nash Academy in Lexington Kentucky (360 Hours)
  • Nash Approved Training Site (360 Hours)
  • Nash Approved Internship Site (720 Hours)

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONLINE AND ONSITE COURSE OPTIONS FOR YOU

To help you make the right decision on the online and onsite options we offer for you to take this combination diploma program, we have created a Fact Sheets for you to review. The first set gives you online options and all onsite training is at the Nash Academy or a Nash Approved Training Site. The second set of fact sheets are if you attend a Nash Approved Internship Site.

Fact Sheet Dog Bathing, Grooming & Styling Online/Onsite Program (Combination)
Online: Instructor Driven Option
Onsite: Nash Approved Internship Site
Program Tuition if you take online Instructor Driven courses and complete your onsite at Nash Approved Internship 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: $6480
Total Tuition Online Courses: $4800
Total Administrative Fee Onsite Courses: $1080
Total Test Out Fee: $600

Dog Bathing Basics Test Out Day: $200
Dog Grooming Basics Test Out Day: $200
Dog Styling Basics Test Out Day: $200

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: 20 Weeks

Total Clock Hours: 720 Hours + 80 Allowable Absent Hours
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 Internship Site
Program Tuition if you take online Instructor Driven courses and complete your onsite at Nash Approved Internship 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: $2400
Total Tuition Online Courses: $720
Total Administrative Fee Onsite Courses: $1080
Total Test Out Fee: $600

Dog Bathing Basics Test Out Day: $200
Dog Grooming Basics Test Out Day: $200
Dog Styling Basics Test Out Day: $200

Total Credit Hours:
42
Type of Online Course Option : Test Out
Total Time to Complete Online Courses: Minium 3 months / Maximum 9 months
Total Time to Complete Onsite Courses:
20 Weeks
Total Clock Hours: 720 Hours + 80 Allowable Absent Hours
Tool Kit Required: Basic Tool Kit