Styling Man's Best Friend

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.


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 

Pricing Structure 

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Instructor Driven $1000

Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $200

Instructor Driven Purchase by the Course Series

Tuition by the Course Series - Instructor Driven $900

Read and Test Out Purchase by the Course 

Tuition by the Course Series - Read and Test Out by the Course - Express and Take at Your Own Pace $160


You can purchase by the course or purchase by a series to receive a discount. You can also purchase by the program to receive the biggest savings. 

Course 3 of 3 to complete the "Professional Bather, Groomer Stylist Series" Certification 

  1. Salon layout and design, equipment, tools, and products.

  2. Grooming with safety proper technical skills and techniques.

  3. Styling by trim styles by coat types.

If you work with dogs all day, you owe it to yourself and to the pets in your care to achieve a specialist level and rank to be the best at taking care of man's best friend.