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Dog Grooming For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-10-18
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Make your puppy look as perfect as you know they are

When Fido is getting a bit too fluffy and Milo is downright mangy, it might just be time for a trim to get your pup looking their best. But where do you even begin? Dog Grooming For Dummies walks you through exactly how to groom your dog so they come out looking like they could win an award at the American Kennel Club, every time!

You’ll learn about prepping your canine for the shears, bathing your dog, cutting and brushing fur, all without help from a professional dog groomer. From the most down-on-their-luck rescue dog to pampered designer doodles, you’ll discover how to use the latest equipment and supplies to get people asking, “Did you get a new pup?” (Nope! They just look like one!)

In the book, you’ll get:

  • A totally revamped section on the impact of canine nutrition on your pet’s coat
  • New information on how to go about hiring a professional dog groomer and what qualifications you should look for
  • Practical and hands-on advice on becoming a mobile, professional dog groomer

A fantastic and page-turning read full of step-by-step explanations, product suggestions, tips, and techniques, Dog Grooming For Dummies is the one-stop resource you need to stop chasing your tail and start washing, cutting, and styling your pooch into perfection.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Dog Grooming 5

Chapter 1: What Good Grooming Is All About 7

Chapter 2: Inside and Out: What Affects a Dog’s Coat and Grooming 25

Chapter 3: Prepping for the Prettying 45

Chapter 4: Training Your Dog for Grooming 69

Part 2: Making Your Dog Look Good: The Basics 91

Chapter 5: Mastering Brushing and Bathing Basics 93

Chapter 6: Caring for Your Canine’s Teeth, Toes, Ears, Face, and (Ahem) Other Areas 109

Chapter 7: Giving Your Dog a Great ’Do: Clipping Basics 129

Part 3: Grooming by Coat Type: Beyond the Basics 141

Chapter 8: Spiffing Up Short- and Medium-Coated Breeds 143

Chapter 9: Warming Up to Double-Coated Breeds 157

Chapter 10: Clarifying the Corded Breed’s Coif 171

Chapter 11: Shaping Up the Clipped Breeds 181

Chapter 12: Beautifying the Stripped Breeds 199

Chapter 13: Tidying the Tresses of the Long-Haired Breeds 209

Chapter 14: Poodles: A Breed Apart 219

Chapter 15: Cleaning Up the Rescue Dog 241

Chapter 16: Designer ’Dos for Designer Dogs 255

Part 4: Grooming Specialties 271

Chapter 17: Getting the Sticky and Stinky Stuff Out 273

Chapter 18: The Skinny on Hairy Health Issues 285

Chapter 19: Grooming Emergencies: Knowing Doggie First Aid 311

Chapter 20: It’s Showtime! Grooming a Dog for the Ring 327

Chapter 21: Going Pro: Starting a Dog Grooming Business 343

Part 5: The Part of Tens 371

Chapter 22: Ten Popular Myths About Grooming Dogs 373

Chapter 23: Ten Time-saving Grooming Tips 381

Chapter 24: Ten Best Ways to Make Grooming a Pleasant Experience 387

Index 395

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