School Information

Thank you for your interest in wanting to have a new career in Dog Grooming. I personally believe you will love Diamond Cut Dog Grooming School. Below is the information on registration and requirements to become a graduate of Diamond Cut Dog Grooming School. If you have questions after reviewing the information, please contact me HERE or at 330-239-1471. You can also text me Nancy 440-876-3334

80 Hour Program

Open Enrollment

Weekend Classes

This Program can be completed in 2 weeks. We have incorporated our bathing and brushing into the grooming course. We have not separated our programs. We feel brushing and bathing is part of the grooming. This way you are able to spend more time with hands on and learning the grooming. Students can complete the 80 hour course by scheduling their class on week days or days in which they are able to attend.This may be just a Saturday class or a few days a week, that would be convenient to their job schedule. This would take longer than a two week period if you work a fulltime job. We do have some students that can only attend one day a week because of their work schedule.

Course Hours

A Typical School Week











Class time includes ½ hour lunch daily, this is not counted as clock hours. You will have 8 clock hours per day, and on some days it maybe longer. Each student may voluntarily help clean. Clean up time is also not included as clock hours


Learning all the tools of the trade. Learning how to properly handle clippers. You will learn the different sizes of blades and the length of hair they leave on the dog. Learning how to use comb attachments. Holding the scissors properly and learning what all the tools of the trade are.
  • Learning to groom all the breeds that are available.
  • Safety
  • Disinfecting
  • Table and Cage Sanitation
  • Combing
  • Brushing
  • Dematting
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Nail Clipping
  • Carding, taking out the undercoat with different tools of the trade.
  • Hand Stripping Instruction
  • Cage Drying and Fluff Drying
  • How to Handle and Control Dogs
  • Clipping Feet, Face, Stomach, Rectum, Privates, and Tail
  • Cleaning Your Blades And Knowing When It Is Time To Have Them Sharpened
  • Blade Class – Safety, Maintenance and Re-Assembly of Blades
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Proper Scissoring Techniques
  • Poodle Sizes
  • First Aid (For the Dog and the Groomer)
  • Ruffing In the Dog
  • Mustaches and the Top Knots
  • Aggressive Dogs and How to Handle Them
  • Fleas, Worms and Ticks; How to make natural shampoos and flea dips
  • Anal Glands
  • Brushing and Bathing incorporated into your grooming
  • Teacher Demonstration
  • Shaving Down the Dog
  • Maintenance of Equipment
  • Client Public Relations
  • Telephone Etiquette
  • Opening Your Own Shop and Types of Insurance Needed
  • Working For A Shop
  • Grooming Pay Scale
  • How To File and Keep Track of Your Records For Income Tax
  • Grooming From Your Home (Zoning)
  • Shop Location and Shop Design and Location
  • How To Register Your Trade Name
  • How To Select a Name For Your Shop
  • Scheduling Appointments For Customers
  • Questions and Answers

Why Diamond Cut?

  • Nancy McClain has over 40 years of dog grooming experience and has been teaching students for over 35 years. To be able to have a teacher with so much experience and knowledge will be a great advantage for students.
  • We try to fit your needs. If you can only attend a few days a week, because you work a full time job, we will work out a schedule to best fit you.
  • We have small classes, to help you get the very best instruction you can have.
  • We provide up front answers and honesty, because we are like an open book to not lead students in the wrong direction.
  • We teach only humane techniques and no cruelty by instructor or students is permitted.
  • Nancy is approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Her registration number is #99-01-1506T.
  • Nancy is a graduate from the State School of Dog Grooming and also has her license in pet massage and a state license for Master Groomer Certification.
  • Nancy is very well known in the pet grooming industry and there is nothing she cannot answer.
  • We have had students from all over the United States. The trip is well worth it!
  • We have an 80 hour course. We do not separate our programs. We have incorporated our Brushing and Bathing Program into the course, so that you can finish faster, without weeks of long hours to complete the course.
  • We are happy to send you a school booklet with phone numbers, references and real students you can talk to!
  • Please check out schools before making a decision, talk to previous students and ask for at least 10 references.
  • We have a wonderful school and you will be pleased to graduate from Diamond Cut Dog Grooming School.
  • Check out and look for Nancy McClain.
  • Thank you for your time and I hope I have helped you and will be able to teach you

Tuition and Fees

  • Registration Fee: $125.00
  • Laboratory Fee: $200.00
  • Material Maintenance Fee: $50.00
  • Instructional Tuition Fee: $2500.00
  • Total Cost: $2875.00

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