Styling Man's Best Friend
(Trim Styles by Coat Type 101)

Learn the Art of Styling Dogs by Coat Type Utilizing the World-Renowned Nash Methods

There are over 150 breeds of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club, and as a professional, you need to know proper styling for everyone, as well as mixed breeds and new designer breeds. Feeling overwhelmed? Then this is the course for you.

 

The breeds are organized into specific categories, allowing you to create proper profiles, balance and symmetry, and even to correct conformational faults, with ease.

 

Need consistency and a higher standard of excellence in your salon? This is the course for you and for all your bathers, groomers and stylists seeking a methodology through which to understand the vast variety of dogs and the way to properly style each breed correctly by coat type.

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The complex, creative, and sophisticated world of styling studied in this course include:

  • The basic coat growth patterns and coat growth types you need to know to successfully style the dog.

  • What breeds demand intricate styling, and what breeds need to be left in a natural state.

  • Anatomy markers are and how they help us understand conformation and styling.

  • The anatomy markers of the head, body, and legs.

  • What we mean by body ratios.

  • How the relationship between the parts of the dog's body helps us to define and understand conformation.

  • How the ratios of muzzle to skull, height to length, and withers to elbow and elbow to ground define correct conformation of all dogs.

  • The five body types can be used to describe all dogs.

  • Why dogs are placed in the square body type, square terrier body type, rectangle body type, speed body type, and short-legged body type.

  • Why we study the conformation of fronts and the one rear type.

  • The significance of the Gothic window when viewing dogs from the front and rear.

  • Why fronts are divided into the straight, horseshoe, bully, and low front types? Why is there only one rear type?

  • Why it is important to master the basic trim styles.

  • What the differences and similarities in styling short coat types, smooth coat types, medium smooth coat types, Nordic coat types, rough coat types, and rough Nordic coat types.

  • What breeds receive these trim styles and why.

  • How you style the various components of the dog and what specific tools and techniques must you master to be able to create these styles.

  • What the various breed standards require that make these components instantly recognizable signature for the breeds.

  • What variations are unique to specific breeds and why.

  • What the various trim styles for the head, ear, neck, rear, chest, legs, foot, and tail.


Trim Styles

  • Body Contour 

  • ​Corded 

  • Full Coated Jacket 

  • Hairless 

  • Lion 

  • Long and Flowing 

  • Long Legged Terrier Jacket 

  • Scruffy Jacket 

  • Short Legged Terrier Jacket

  • Silhouette Enhancement 

  • Sporting Saddle 

  • Sporting Jacket 

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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