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Professional Dog Grooming & Styling Combination Diploma Program

This is the total package in dog grooming and styling education. A comprehensive online theory portion, followed up with an intense practical application portion, will give you the ability to groom and style dogs in a typical dog grooming and styling salon environment, using the compassionate, safe and gentle Nash methods.

Online Courses Required:


  • Understanding Man's Best Friend
  • Form & Function of Man's Best Friend
  • First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend
  • Taking Care of Man's Best Friend
  • Who's Who in Man's Best Friend
  • Variations & Creations of Man's Best Friend
  • Salon for Man's Best Friend
  • Grooming Man's Best Friend
  • Styling Man's Best Friend

Each online course takes one month to complete. Students can elect to take up to 4 online courses per month. Upon successful completion of the nine online courses, students must then complete the practical portion of the program onsite.

Practical Courses Required:


These practical application courses take 360 Clock Hours to complete. Students attending 40 clock hours per week will complete this course in 9 weeks. The following grooming procedures are included: the practical application of all technical skills necessary to groom and style Man's Best Friend. 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 in removing excessive coat to create many different styles using different tools, products, and techniques including clippering, thinning, scissoring, handstripping, carding and deshedding. You will practice creating balance, symmetry, and proper expression, as well as learning how to avoid creating faults.

Program Tuition: $7950
Total Credit Hours: 42
Total Clock Hours: 600

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