Ultimate Dog Grooming

Ultimate Dog Grooming by Eileen Geeson, Barbara Vetter, and Lia Whitmore 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.

About the Author
  • 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.
Book Details
# Paperback: 288 pages
# Publisher: Firefly Books; 1 edition (September 14, 2007)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1554073286
# ISBN-13: 978-1554073283
# Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches

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