Ultimate Dog Grooming reveals the secrets of the industry's top groomers. Featuring more than 500 full-color photographs and hundreds more step-by-step sketches of grooming techniques, this book provides specifics for 170 dog breeds.
The first section of the book covers caring for and grooming a pet dog: how to keep its coat healthy; tips for routine care; how to bathe a dog; and how to choose a groomer. The second section covers grooming as a profession, including starting a grooming business; choosing and buying equipment; how to detect coat and skin disorders; and tips on handling problems that commonly arise.
The third section covers specific grooming information for the 170 individual breeds. Each chapter is dedicated to a type of coat and then further organized into step-by-step instructions for grooming each breed from start to finish. Insider tips on preparing a dog for show are also included.
Ultimate Dog Grooming is the ideal reference for learning how to clip, strip and blow-dry a dog. Pet owners as well as professional groomers, handlers, trainers and dog-daycare specialists will treasure this definitive reference book.
Eileen Geeson is the author of The Complete Standard Poodle and a contributor to the grooming section of Ultimate Puppy. A championship show judge, she has a world record of Standard Poodle entries and 30 years dog grooming experience. Barbara Vetter owned a grooming shop for 15 years. Lia Whitmore has a Masters Certificate with the National Dog Groomers' Association of America.
Takes the guesswork out of grooming with its step-by-step guide... the ideal reference for understanding and learning. A useful and economical geographical resource for general and informed lay readers. Specific information for 170 individual breeds... grooming procedures for every type of coat. Takes the guesswork out of grooming with its step-by-step guide... the ideal reference for understanding and learning. Geeson has done a service to the dog loving community... excellent guide... impressive detail... a valuable reference for any dog lover.--Terry Peters"Vancouver North Shore News" (04/04/2004) Sturdily bound and stitched to lie open for easy use, this large-format book is highly recommended for any library that needs a solid overview of the subject.--Edell Schaefer"Library Journal" (05/15/2004) Large-format, colorfully illustrated handbook... a good, general instruction manual for grooming one's own pet... text is to the point and attractively arrayed.--Brad Hooper"Booklist" (06/01/2004) Hundreds of glossy photographs and sketches of grooming techniques... and excellent addition to any pet collection.--Lara Ursin"E-Streams" (10/01/2004) The many illustrations... are sharp and well chosen and contribute greatly to the appeal of the book.--Chistine Adkins"Modern Dog" (12/01/2004) Teems with hints from top dog groomers and talks about all types of coats, diets, training, equipment and how to turn out a show dog.--Connie Bloom"Akron Beacon Journal" (07/10/2004)