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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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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 1 edition (7 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847975909
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847975904
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 2.5 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I bought this based upon what I could find about the book and based upon an earlier review. Let me start by saying I have read the most popular grooming books at the moment: notes from the grooming table, and the grooming manual for the dog and cat. This book is truly in a league of its own and yet is currently the cheapest of the three.
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.
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This book appears to be the published version of the much anticipated (but never published) The Grooming Bible. Sue Gould has delivered a the grooming industry a groundbreaking coup - it goes beyond any grooming reference book available at the time of print. It is very likely that it will become THE definitive reference book for commercial groomers & aspiring groomers.

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.
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This book was recommended by the lady who runs the grooming school I trained at, so had to buy it. A very good book which is so informative & has brilliant pictures which is especially good for new groomers like myself, cannot put it down.
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I have found this book to be really useful, easy to understand and to find my way around. I am currently undertaking my City & Guild level three and I would struggle without this book as a helpful and well written reference to my course work. I find that all the sections are clear and I can use it to explain parts of my course that I find difficult. This book will be a well used addition to my library to when I eventually open up my own salon. I would reccomend this book to anyone wanting to understand dog grooming more then just prettying up a poodle!!!
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Great informative book that would be a very good buy for the experienced dog owner and first time owner alike who wants to groom their own dogs.Very easy to understand photos and writing style.A great buy
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Fantastic book, so much information and it covers all aspects of dog anatomy, understanding different coats to setting up your salon and the various styles for different breeds. Everything is covered, not just the styling and clipping and there is a huge emphasis on understanding how to maintain the dogs health. Very clear explanations of the whole grooming process on all coat types and good illustrations to back up the text. I have learnt an enormous amount from this book as it really covers everything. If you are only going to buy one book buy this one. I know I will be dipping back in to it for years to come, its an invaluable reference to have.
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Excellent book ..best I've come across.. And I'm a professional dog groomer...
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This book has been a Godsend to me. It is, I'm my opinion, by far the best book for anybody studying dog grooming, it covers everything and more in a clear, comprehensive but detailed way. Can't recommend it enough.
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