DescriptionHandle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog
Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro!
Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats.
Discover how to
- Train your dog for grooming
- Care for nails, teeth, and ears
- Use clippers and scissors
- Groom specific types of coats
- Prepare a dog for the show ring
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: What Good Grooming Is All About.
Chapter 2: Inside and Out: What Affects a Dog’s Coat and Grooming.
Chapter 3: Prepping for the Prettying.
Chapter 4: Training Your Dog for Grooming.
Part II: Making Your Dog Look Good:The Basics.
Chapter 5: Mastering Brushing and Bathing Basics.
Chapter 6: Caring for Your Canine’s Teeth, Toes, Ears, Face, and Ahem, Other Areas.
Chapter 7: Giving Your Dog a Great ’Do: Clipping Basics.
Part III: Grooming by Coat Type: Beyond the Basics.
Chapter 8: Spiffing Up Short- and Medium-Coated Breeds.
Chapter 9: Warming Up to Double-Coated Breeds.
Chapter 10: Clarifying the Corded Breed’s Coif.
Chapter 11: Shaping Up the Clipped Breeds.
Chapter 12: Beautifying the Stripped Breeds.
Chapter 13: Tidying the Tresses of the Long-Haired Breeds.
Chapter 14: Poodles: A Breed Apart.
Part IV: Grooming Specialties.
Chapter 15: Getting the Sticky and Stinky Stuff Out.
Chapter 16: The Skinny on Hairy Health Issues.
Chapter 17: Grooming Emergencies: Knowing Doggie First Aid.
Chapter 18: It’s Showtime! Grooming a Dog for the Ring.
Chapter 19: Going Pro: Starting a Dog Grooming Business.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Popular Myths About Grooming Dogs.
Chapter 21: Ten Timesaving Grooming Tips.
Chapter 22: Ten Best Ways to Make Grooming a Pleasant Experience.
Appendix: Grooming Resources.