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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (11 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471773905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471773900
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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Handle 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.

THE DUMMIES WAY®
Explanations in plain English
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A dash of humor and fun

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

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Very good book, with loads of tips, would recommend to anyone trying a bit of home grooming for the first time.
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the book is written in a nice fashion, with a good dose of humour, the only draw back is this is written for the American market and therefore all the information in regard to equipment and sundries is of little use. also there are many differences in the lists of breed standards etc between US and UK.
overall though this is a good book and very informative
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I am sure the book is very good for some but it wasn't what I hoped it would be. I thought it would talk me through clipping my dog section by section. Not the authors fault maybe mine for expecting something different.
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This book is very good for the ordinary dog owner but would have been better with some photographs/picture showing how to do things.
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I am a dog owner and trainee dog groomer and I found this book amazing, the dummies books never fail to impress and this one is one of the best.
it is more aimed at dog owners not groomers but if you wanted a starting point you cant go wrong with this book... and some clients do giggle when they see me reading this book in the waiting room.
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I do not recommend anyone tries dog grooming at home without getting properly trained. You cannot learn how to groom a dog from a book. Basic techniques yes, such as brushing correctly. But you can only learn correct handing, using clippers correctly, and scissoring techniques by training with a professional. So many dogs are mentally damaged by inexperienced handling methods used by over zealous dog owners. You don't have to go on an expensive professional course. Many schools and grooming salons can give you a one or two day course to teach you the basics. Or offer to volunteer 1 day a week at a salon and learn everything by watching professionals. As a dog groomer I've had dogs brought into me in terrible States. Owners have bought cheap pet clippers, have no idea on which length clipper blade their dogs coats require and have brought dogs to me with big bald patches that are very sore, bleeding nails, cuts to the skin, and terrible brush burns. Groomers don't spend all that money and time to learn this trade if it was as easy as reading this book. But it's the poor dogs that suffer at the end of the day. So if you don't want to spend money on pet grooming, either buy a short haired breed, or make the effort and at least learn how to groom properly.
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Good book, very informative,I looked at several other books and I am glad I chose this one.Very easy to read
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This product is good for home groomers wanting to do things themselves for the family pet. In addition it can help in working your way up being a groomer if that is what you so desire.
It has some fantastic hints and tips. It also points out the very real pit falls that can occur for both groomer and pet.
It could do with picture examples of common problems with bad grooming and general health.
Other than that iv no complaints so i gave it the 4*.
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