The Dog Groomer's Manual: A Definitive Guide to the Science, Practice and Art of Dog Grooming Hardcover – 7 Jul 2014
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About the Author
A member of the Guild of Master Groomers, Sue Gould has enjoyed a long, illustrious and varied internaitonal career as a professional dog groomer, teacher of dog grooming and as a handler of many breeds in the show ring. Passionate about her subject and having dedicated her life and career to the training of others, Sue is the only dog grooming tutor ever to be awarded the City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence in teaching and learner achievement. Furthermore her commitment has been honoured with one of her learners being the only dog groomer to receive the student Medal for Excellence and also the prestigious Gold Lion Award for outstanding achievement.
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It is written in a fluent easy to read style that appeals to beginners and experts alike. A large number of photos and in depth descriptions throughout make it very easy to understand. The book starts with the history and anatomy of the dog, all the while relating back to grooming before progressing to equipment and techniques. This book gives useful realistic advice for the everyday dogs you will see in the grooming parlour and there is a clear understanding that the pet dog does not behave like or have the coat of a show dog. This book is all about each individual dog and their needs.
If you are after a breed style guide you will not find it here. But if you want a thorough, researched book that covers every other possible aspect of grooming then this is the book for you.
To describe it as an amalgamation of Grooming Manual for the Cat & Dog, researched with the same veracity as Barbara J. Bird & simplified as elegantly as Melissa Verplank's Theory of Five, with a whole lot more thrown in would be trite. It stands in a category all of its own.
The author's approach to grooming is refreshingly novel - there isn't even a how to section on grooming by breed. It is dogma free; filled with factual information rather than preference or opinion about every conceivable aspect of grooming. It includes valuable information about the business of grooming. The Science section will be particularly authoritative to groomers with appetite for factual information for its scope, references & collaboration with authorities in their respective disciplines.
The hardback format of The Dog Groomer's Manual make it fit for purpose in the grooming salon, while the composition & layout are well suited to reference, beautifully illustrated with what must amount to thousands of well captioned colour photographs, diagrams & alert boxes. Great care is taken to debunk many dog- & grooming related myths & clarify misinformation that plague in our industry. Without deferring to tradition, Sue embraces those aspects which are relevant to & beneficial which groomers can incorporate into their grooming.
I have a few criticisms; the section on Handling & Restraining is a welcome addition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Essential for anyone interested in dog grooming or anyone interested in the best care for dogs.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nice book very useful lots of tips on grooming very pleased with this bookPublished 5 months ago by Mrs S