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Diploma Program 
Express for Beginners

If you have no experience bathing, grooming, or styling dogs in a professional setting, this program is for you! Onsite Only - 10 Weeks to complete and earn your Nash Dog Bathing, Grooming, and Styling Diploma!

 

This program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to gain employment as a professional dog bather, groomer, and stylist. You complete the nine theory-based courses while attending your practical application onsite courses. All online courses are a self-study read and test out. 

 

Many graduates open their salons or purchase a mobile van immediately after graduation!

Option 1 Online Read and Test Out Courses 

$120  Understanding Man's Best Friend 

$120  Form & Function of Man's Best Friend

$120  Taking Care of Man's Best Friend

$120  First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend

$120  Who's Who for Man's Best Friend

$120  Variations & Creations for Man's Best Friend

$240  Salon for Man's Best Friend

$240  Grooming Man's Best Friend

$240 Styling for Man's Best Friend

$1440 Tuition Fee for Online Courses

Onsite Practical Skills Training Courses

$960 Bathing Basics: 80 Hours

$1800 Grooming Basics: 120 Hours

$3000 Styling Basics: 200 Hours

$6360  Tuition Fee for Onsite Courses

Tuition Fees 

Application Fee: $100.00

Tuition: $7800.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $7900.00​ *Tool kit not included

Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.

Time to Complete

Online & Onsite: 500 Hours

Time To Complete: 10 Weeks *Attending 40 Hours Per Week

Option 2 Online with Course Leader

$180  Understanding Man's Best Friend 

$180  Form & Function of Man's Best Friend

$180  Taking Care of Man's Best Friend

$180  First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend

$180  Who's Who for Man's Best Friend

$180  Variations & Creations for Man's Best Friend

$360  Salon for Man's Best Friend

$360  Grooming Man's Best Friend

$360 Styling for Man's Best Friend

$2160 Tuition Fee for Online Courses

Onsite Practical Skills Training Courses

$960 Bathing Basics: 80 Hours

$1800 Grooming Basics: 120 Hours

$3000 Styling Basics: 200 Hours

$6360  Tuition Fee for Onsite Courses

Tuition Fees 

Application Fee: $100.00

Tuition: $8520.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $8620.00​ *Tool kit not included

Tuition fees effective 4/1/22.

Time to Complete

Online & Onsite: 500 Hours

Time To Complete: 10 Weeks *Attending 40 Hours Per Week

Program Objective

Upon completing this program, you will understand and be able to bathe, groom, and style pets encountered in a dog bathing, grooming, and styling salon in a compassionate, safe and gentle manner. 

 

You will study and learn all about the canine.

  • Study the dog's history, temperament, and behavior, and the basic training methods used to train dogs.

  • Learn the dog's external anatomy, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, reproductive, urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and endocrine system.

  • Learn about the body types, skull types, head types, feet types, tail types, coat types, and color types of the canine.

  • Study nutrition, disease, vaccinations, medical conditions, and inherited disorders in the canine. 

  • Study external and external parasites found on dogs and cats.

  • Study and practice first aid and CPR for canines and felines.

  • Learn about the different breeds, how to recognize the various breeds, their country of origin, the original task for which they were bred, the approximate size and weight and coat color of each breed, and the characteristics that are a trademark for particular breeds.

  • Study the basic salon design and layout, salon organization and sanitation, proper salon procedures, salon operations, and client relations.

Program Performance Objectives

You will learn the following technical procedures:

  • Nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, expressing anal glands, de-matting, bathing, drying, combing, brushing, carding, hand stripping, clipping, scissoring, and thinning.

You will learn the following styling procedures:

  • How to create shapes, balance, and symmetry

  • How to set basic pattern lines and pattern blending.

  • Styling and finishing techniques for all coat types on mixed and purebred dogs.

You will also learn the following salon procedures:

  • Safe and gentle handling of the pet during all technical procedures.

  • Salon organization and sanitation.

  • Proper salon policies and procedures.

 

Prerequisite

No previous experience is necessary. Students can have no handicaps, physical or otherwise, that could reasonably prevent the use of the knowledge or skills gained from the training offered for successful on-the-job performance after completion of the training. The student must have a High School Diploma or GED or complete and pass the "Ability to Benefit".

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Tool Kit & Study Material

​Tool Kit

$1,230.00 Plus Sales Tax - Available through Industry Catalogs

Uniform

$50.00 plus sales tax - Available through Industry Catalogs

Model Dog

$115.00 plus sales tax - Available only through Nash Academy

 

Grooming Table Mat

47.95 plus sales tax - Available only through Nash Academy

Online Books

9 Online Virtual Books - Included in Program Price. No additional fee to students in the program.

​Printed Books

Student Workbook - No fee to students in the program.
Student Safety Guide - No fee to students in the program.

Online Reference Material

Groomers Reference - No fee to students in the program.
AKC.org. - No fee online website reference.

Suggested Add-ons

Practical Skills Courses

Feline Diploma Program for additional 40 hours of hands-on training and one additional online course. 

 

Online Courses

Feline Diploma Program for an additional online course about cats.