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All-breed Dog Grooming [Spiral-bound]

Denise Dobish , Gay M. Ernst , Susan Gutman , Sandy King
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Dec 2010
An essential resource for professional dog groomers for nearly 25 years, All-Breed Dog Grooming is a comprehensive guide that provides step-by-step instructions on complete grooming for 164 dog breeds and varieties. Written and compiled by a panel of expert groomers and show handlers, this fully revised and redesigned manual covers the complete grooming techniques for each breed, as well as tricks of the trade on bathing, trimming, nail clipping, and coat care. There are even tips on how to deal with common problems such as matting, shedding, and dog odor. Along with full-color illustrations, this alphabetical guide offers information on the right type of grooming equipment for each breed, including clipping techniques and tips on how to work with different coat types. Whether you are a veteran groomer or a newcomer to the profession, this detailed, easy-to-follow manual is a must-have reference you won t want to be without.

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  • Spiral-bound: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Tfh Pubns Inc; Spi Rev edition (1 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 079380647X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793806478
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.9 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Takashi Amano has been a leader in aquarium design for more than two decades. He established the Aqua Design Amano Company in 1982 to promote natural aquarium design and developed a line of products to make creating and maintaining a nature aquarium easier. Mr Amano has travelled extensively to study natural aquatic habitats and he applies what he has learned to aquarium keeping. In recent years, he has established the International Environment Photographers Association (IEPA), and he organises exhibitions to promote environmental awareness through nature photography. He lives and works in Giigata, Japan.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Really quite poor 24 April 2012
I'm studying Dog Grooming to City and Guilds level 3 at college and hoped this would be a useful reference to jog my mind now and again.

The illustrations are poor, the instructions are vague (would be utterly useless for the inexperienced groomer)and the information is at times biased and flawed (in the instance of hand-stripping, for example). Clipping equipment refers only to the Oster brand and offers no conversion for blades. The book has been poorly constructed in that the inside of the cover is loose and messily glued.

The only good thing I can say for this book is that it's ring bound design would make it easy to work from.

This was money I really couldn't afford to have wasted. I wish I'd splashed out on Notes From the Grooming Table instead. Although it is American it is a useful reference for the experienced groomer (though certainly not a teach-yourself guide).
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4.0 out of 5 stars awesome book 2 Jun 2013
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this book is amazing and has really helped me out I shall be using this book lots and lots especially when i get my own business up and running
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide! 13 Aug 2011
excellent guide! very useful and beautiful. Recommended for those who want to work as a groomer. good price and good delivery.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Covers clipping and cutting only. 22 Dec 2013
This is a reasonable book if you are only interested in clipping. For the most part it ignores techniques, such as hand-stripping, thinning and blending, which is better for the dog and gives a more professional finish. It constantly refers to Oster clipping blades (I assume there is some sponsorship deal going on here) rather than the more widely used brands such as Andis.
I received this as a free gift along with other equipment that I bought but would have been disappointed if I had paid for it myself. There are much better books for the money.
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