The Everything Dog Grooming Book: All you need to help your pet look and feel great!

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Do you want to groom your dog at home but worry that you won't get it right? If nail-cutting and dental care for your canine make you nervous, you need The Everything Dog Grooming Book! This do-it-yourself guide offers detailed information and instructional photographs for handling all facets of dog grooming, including:

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Overview

Do you want to groom your dog at home but worry that you won't get it right? If nail-cutting and dental care for your canine make you nervous, you need The Everything Dog Grooming Book! This do-it-yourself guide offers detailed information and instructional photographs for handling all facets of dog grooming, including:

  • How to choose and where to buy the right equipment
  • Proper animal handling techniques for nervous or antsy dogs
  • Grooming specific areas such as nails, toes, and teeth
  • How to choose the right shampoo and conditioner
  • Dealing with all types of coats and hair lengths
  • Bathing a dog properly--without the mess!
Grooming your dog at home is a great way to save money and bond with your dog at the same time. With this helpful handbook, you'll be cutting, clipping, shearing, and shaving like a pro before you can say "bath time"!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598696530
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     xiii
Why Groom?     1
Hire a Pro or DIY?     1
Types of Groomers     4
Professional Grooming Pricing and Services     7
Start 'Em Young     8
I'm Allergic to Dogs     10
The Many Hats of a Groomer     13
Bather     13
Canine Cosmetologist     17
Psychologist     19
EMT     20
Teacher     22
Friend     24
Training the Dog for Grooming     27
Make It Fun     27
You Can't Have It Your Way     28
Standing Still     31
Hangers, Sitters, and Pancakes     34
Animal Behaviors     36
Dogs with Phobias     39
It's All about Restraint     43
Animal Handling 101     43
Muzzles and E-Collars     47
On Top of the Washer     50
Oh, My Aching Back     52
Grooming Loops     54
Steps to Grooming     57
Now Where Did I Put That?     57
What to Do First     58
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub     59
What's under the Tail?     61
Finishing the Bath     64
Drying     66
Clipping     68
Scissoring     74
Brushing 101     77
Essential Equipment     77
Types of Combs     80
Line Brushing     81
Combing to the Skin     82
Deshedding     83
Carding     85
It's Not Just a Bath     89
Nail Care     89
Eye Care     93
Ear Care     94
Attack the Plaque     97
Bows, Bandannas, and Cologne     101
Coat Types     105
Smooth Coats     105
Wiry Coats     106
Drop Coats     107
Curly Coats     108
Thick and Bushy Coats     109
Heavy and Light Shedders     112
Hairless     113
Shar-Pei     114
Special Cases     115
Hairstyles     119
Breed Trims     119
Poodles     125
Show Clips     132
Stripping     133
Mutt Cuts     136
Taking It All Off     137
Splitting Hairs      139
Style or Function?     139
Long Hair Cramps My Style     143
Keeping Your Dog Comfy     144
Breed-Standard Trims     145
Going Through "The Change"     146
Demat or Shave?     147
Shampoos and Conditioners: The Lowdown     153
What Is in Shampoo?     153
Special Options     155
Medicated Shampoo     157
Flea and Tick Shampoo     161
Rinse, Rinse, Rinse     162
Conditioner     163
Myths about Shampooing, Shedding, and Seasons     165
Special Needs     169
Puppies     169
Old Dogs     171
Seizures     176
Blind and Deaf Dogs     177
Obese Dogs     178
Matted Coats     179
Collapsed Trachea     180
Scared-y Dogs     181
Safety First     182
Grooming Secrets     185
Cornstarch     185
Dawn Dish Soap     186
Other Household Products     187
Creative Grooming     188
Hiding Conformation Flaws     191
Fixing Holes     193
Grooming Emergencies      195
Skunked!     195
Gum in Hair     198
The Greasies     198
Hitchhikers     199
Eek! I See Bugs!     200
Pest Myths     203
Schnauzer Bumps     204
Troubleshooting Equipment     205
Scissor Issues     207
Oops! Grooming Mishaps     209
Quicking a Nail     209
After-Bath Itchies     211
Nicks and Scratches     212
Squinty Eyes     216
Itchy Rear     216
Clipper Burn     217
What about the Groomer?     219
It's all about the Food     223
Food Allergies     223
Sweet as Pie and a Little Flaky, Too     225
Substandard Ingredients     226
Reading Dog Food Labels     228
Ready to Go Pro?     233
Running with the Big Dogs     233
Getting Started     234
Start-up Costs     236
Seminars, Trade Shows, and the Internet     248
Grooming Schools     243
Grooming Organizations and Suppliers     253
Index     257
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