Salon for Man's Best Friend
(Salon 101)

The complicated and fascinating world of the salon is explored via such issues as:

  • What the various, essential areas of a salon and how they work, separately and together.

  • Why workflow such an important concept when trying to understand how to improve salon safety and efficiency.

  • Why is the Office Area important, especially to salon managers and owners.

  • Why is a Green Area important, and what aspects of upkeep must be considered.

  • Why traffic flow and first impressions so important in consideration of your Reception Area.

  • What equipment, policies, and procedures must be understood for a well-functioning Reception Area.

  • How does a Retail Area fit into your Reception Area

  • Should the Retail Area be completely separate and why.

  • What happens in the Evaluation Area that makes it one of the most important areas of the salon.

  • Equipment included in a well-functioning Evaluation Area.

  • Main considerations in terms of safety and traffic flow in the Holding Area (Kennel Area).

  • The state-of-the-art choices you must make for the safety of your staff and pets in your Holding Area.

  • Why efficiency, traffic flow, and equipment choices so significant in your Grooming and Styling Area.

  • How your choices of equipment in your Bathing Area determine efficiency and safety for your staff and pets.

  • The safety considerations that define the Drying Area.

  • The Laundry Area focuses on the daily functioning of your salon.

  • Considerations that should influence your decisions regarding the Rest-room Area, Utility Area, Storage Area, and Break Area.

  • What tools and equipment necessary for the functioning of the ultimate pet grooming salon.

  • What stripping knives are necessary.

  • How you choose clippers, blades, and snap-on combs for your salon.

  • What scissors and thinning shears are necessary.

  • Why wire cutters a necessity in every salon.

  • What types of towels do you need, and how should you organize them.

  • What tools and equipment do you need to provide the utmost safety for both the pet and the professional.

  • What types of bathing safety gear are necessary for every salon.

  • What safety regulations and rules must be abided by, for the safety of pets and professionals alike.

  • What is OSHA, and what rules does it have in place for salons.

  • What eye care products are a necessity in all salons.

  • What ear care products are a necessity in all salons.

  • What oral care products are a necessity in all salons.

  • What keeps the dog's mouth healthy and clean.

  • What foot and nail care products must be known to all professionals.

  • Why colognes for pets useful in a salon.

  • Skincare products are available on the market, and how and why should you use them.

  • What decorative products will enhance your artistry and please pet families.

  • Why knowledge of all the types of shampoo essential.

  • How knowledge of conditioners enhances your expertise.

  • What are product stabilizers and how do they work.

  • What are coat gels and how do they work.

  • What sanitizing products are necessary to make your salon shine and keep it sanitary and healthy for professionals and pets alike.

  • How pets are received from their families in the reception area.

  • How you standardize the evaluation of the pet when it arrives, so that pricing may be uniformly established, and then communicated clearly to the pet family.

  • The correct methods of transporting the pet through the salon for safety and efficiency.

  • The correct methods of placing and removing the pet from the kennels.

  • The correct methods for placing and removing the pet on the drying grooming and styling table.

  • Correct methods for placing and removing the pet from the bathing station.

  • The type of pet monitoring procedures that must be in place to ensure the safety of every pet at your salon.

  • What is the buddy system, and how does it work to facilitate safety and efficiency for pets and staff alike.

  • Procedures must be in place for handling an emergency situation in the salon.

  • What types of emergencies are likely to occur, and how do the procedures for them differ.

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OPTION 1 Read and Test Out 

Self Study - Express - Credit for Previous Experience

  • Read study material. 

  • Take the tests.  

  • Complete at your own pace.

You read the study material and take the tests at your own pace with the express option. Express works great if you are on a time frame to complete the courses.

Perfect if you have previous experience working with dogs and cats and want to review the study material and then take the tests. 

$240 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 1

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $240.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $340.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 2 Course Leader and Classroom Discussion

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Leader and classmates.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 2 is excellent if you prefer to have a class leader drive the discussion and participate with your classmates before taking the tests. A perfect choice for beginners to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion before testing. The course is open for one month with weekly discussions to prepare you for the multiple-choice tests required each week at the end of a unit.

$360 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 2

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $360.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $460.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 3 Course Instructor with Classroom Discussion and Assignments

  • Read study material.

  • Discuss with Instructor and classmates.

  • Complete search and fetch assignments.

  • Take the tests.

  • The course takes one month to complete.

Option 3 is great if you prefer a structured classroom, this is the option for you and recommended for the beginner. You will participate in discussions assignments and take quizzes to keep you on track to prepare for the multiple-choice tests at the end of each unit and required weekly. 

$480 Tuition Fee for Online Course

Tuition Fees for Option 3

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $480.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $580.00​ *Tool kit not included

OPTION 4 Onsite Course with Instructor in a Classroom.

The onsite course takes 6 hours to complete and does not include study and testing time. The onsite course is offered at the school and Nash Pet Care Education Summits. 

 

This is an excellent method to discuss the class material with your onsite instructor and classmates. After the onsite, you continue your study online and take the required tests to receive your level and certification title. 

 

  • Study the material with your classmates and onsite instructor in a classroom with visual presentations.

  • Review study material online.

  • Take the test to receive your class grade and certification title and ranking.

$289 (6 Hours) Tuition Fee for Onsite Course

Tuition Fees for Option 4

Application Fee: $100.00 (one-time fee)

Tuition: $289.00

Total Application and Tuition Fee: $389.00​ *Tool kit not included

Earn your Pet Care Professional Certification

Nash System of Pet Care Education Foundation Courses for everyone working with man’s best friend.

Certification: Canine History Temperament and Behavior 

Receive a Score: Grade, Rank, Level, and Title

Course 1 of 6 to complete the Pet Care Professional Certification and required course in the WORLD famous Nash Diploma Progam

  1. Understanding Man's Best Friend (101 Canine History)

  2. Form and Function of Man's Best Friend (301 Canine Health)

  3. Taking Care of Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  4. First Aid & CPR for Man's Best Friend (201 Canine Health)

  5. Who's Who in Man's Best Friend (101 Pure Breeds)

  6. Variations & Creations of Man's Best Friend (301 Pure Breeds)

Your Certification Title and Rank:

  • Level 1 Novice in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 2 Master in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 3 Expert in Canine History Temperament and Behavior

  • Level 4 Specialist in Canine History Temperament and Behavior