(Dog Grooming Books for Dog Owners and Professionals)
The Stone Guide to Dog Grooming for All Breeds
by Ben Stone, Pearl Stone
Hardcover: 302 pages Publisher: Howell Book House; 1st edition (1981)
This wide-ranging work on canine beauty culture offers grooming instructions for all 125 AKC recognized breeds, mixed breeds and even cats, along with techniques and tips about equipment, setting up a shop and developing a thriving grooming business.
All 87 Breed Dog Grooming for the Beginner
by T F H Publications
Written for both beginners and professionals, this basic will show you how to groom your dog, either for the home or the show ring. It covers the 87 most popular breeds.
Offers little secrets to get the most out of a grooming business and avoid the pitfalls at the same time. Also includes the history of dog grooming from the beginning to its present state, proper brushing, combing, bathing, drying, nail clipping and ear cleaning techniques. Complete with to-the-point photos, drawings and charts. More information:
The All Breed Dog Grooming Guide
by Sam Kohl
Plastic Comb: 416 pages
Publisher: Aaronco; 3rd ed., All new rev edition (2002)
Consisered the dog grooming industry "bible", this clearly written book provides step-by-step instructions and general grooming information of the 161 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. With 416 full pages, 320 illustrations, 41 photos and 161 breeds, this book is a complete resource and an essential for every groomer. The author tells you not only how to groom a breed but even what equipment is required. Intended for both the seasoned stylist and the novice groomer. More information
Dog Grooming For Dummies
by Margaret H. Bonham
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: For Dummies (April 10, 2006)
How to train your dog for grooming and prepare a dog for the show ring
Care for nails, teeth, and ears
Use clippers and scissors
Groom specific types of coats
All-Breed Dog Grooming: Step-By-Step Illustrated Instructions (Revised Edition)
by Denise Dobish, Gay M. Ernst, Susan Gutman, Sandy King, Gloria Lewis, Risa Platau, Susan Tapp, Pat Wehrle, Chelsea Youngblood-Killeen
Spiral-bound: 272 pages Publisher: TFH Publications; Spi Rev edition (January 1, 2011)
A comprehensive guide that provides step-by-step instructions on complete grooming for 164 dog breeds and varieties.
Ultimate Dog Grooming by Eileen Gleeson, Barbara Vetter
Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd (February 1, 2004)
Ultimate Dog Grooming reveals the secrets of top dog groomers. The first section covers caring for and grooming the pet dog: how to keep coats healthy; tips for routine care; and advice for choosing a groomer. The second section covers grooming as a profession: advice for starting a grooming business; choosing and buying equipment; the grooming process; detecting coat and skin disorders; and instructions for handling problems that can commonly arise. The third section covers specific information for individual breeds. Each chapter is dedicated to a coat type, with step-by-step instructions for grooming each breed from start to finish. Insider tips for preparing a dog for show are also included. More that 500 color photographs and line drawings throughout show exactly what to do. The book covers 170 dog breeds and several breeds include line drawings with grooming instructions step-by-step.
From Problems to Profits: The Madson Management System for Pet Grooming Businesses by Madeline Bright Ogle
Paperback: 290 p. Publisher: Madson Group; Rev Update edition (1997)
This the revised edition of 1997 of this book totally focused on the business side of grooming. It sets the professional standard backed by 40 years of field experience by Madeline Bright Ogle, PhD.
The author presents a business manual detailing the same management system she used to establish one of the world's largest and most professional salons, complete with topics ranging from personnel, marketing and advertising, client relations to safety and supervision, financial planning and bookkeeping. Useful for small 1 person businesses as well. Illustrated with dozens of forms and agreement, etc. More information:
Everything Dog Grooming Book: All you need to help your pet look and feel great!
by Sandy Blackburn
Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Adams Media (2008)
A popular do-it-yourself guide offering detailed information and instructional photographs for handling all facets of grooming your dog at home. Include tips on: How to choose and where to buy the right equipment, shampoo and conditioner, How to groom specific areas such as nails, toes, and teeth, How to handle nervous or antsy dogs, Dealing with all types of coats and hair lengths, etc.
How to Make Big Money Grooming Small Dogs: The Absolute Amateur's Guide to Profitable, Professional Canine Styling by Robert S. Whitman
Hardcover: 192 p. Publisher: Protective Specialties Development (1995)
Excellent "how to" guide to current and would-be groomers. Contains easy to follow expert instruction about how to control and style pets without the use of dangerous drugs, grooming posts and nooses, or inconsiderate treatment. It includes tips, tricks, and numerous trade secrets and sources of unique equipment to save you time and money.
Professional Dog Grooming Books
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The Business Guide to Pet Grooming
by Sam Kohl
A concise, to-the-point guide to planning, building and operating a pet grooming business, whether home-based or a multi-employee shop. Topics covered include: naming a shop, locating a shop, financing, preconstruction design, insurance, lighting and electrical needs, flooring, plumbing, sanitation, signage, grooming equipment, employee management, business forms and records, advertising and marketing, appointement management, pricing, handling and control of pets and their owners, retailing, mobile grooming, dog day care, self-service pet washes and providing upscale services. Experienced shop owners will also find this book extremely useful as it includes strategies for growing and expanding an existing grooming operation. Complete with 177 photographs, and 71 illustrations.
Dog Grooming Books for Dog Owners
From Problems to Profits: The Madson Management System for Pet Grooming Businesses
by Madeline Bright Ogle
This the revised edition of 1997 of this book totally focused on the business side of grooming. It sets the professional standard backed by 40 years of field experience by Madeline Bright Ogle, PhD. She presents a business manual detailing the same management system she used to establish one of the world's largest and most professional salons, complete with topics ranging from personnel, marketing and advertising, client relations to safety and supervision, financial planning and bookkeeping. Useful for small 1 person businesses as well. Illustrated with dozens of forms and agreement, etc.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition
by Barbara Weltman
Doggy Business 101:
A Practical Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Business
by Darlene Niemeyer
Starting a dog-related business is a feasible option to make more money with little startup expenses.
Doggy Business 101 provides detailed advice for starting up and operating a doggy daycare or related business, such as dog walking, pet sitting, and dog camps. Includes tips to make a proper feasibility study and business plan, plus current data on consumer usage or selection of doggy service products, and marketing and advertising ideas. It also offers advice on how to finance and staff a doggy business.
Notes From The Grooming Table
Spiral-bound: 495 pages
Publisher: White Dog Enterprises, Inc. (2004)
Considererd a reference work by most readers, this informative and comprehensive book is aimed at groomers of all skill levels.
Grooming Manual for the Dog and Cat
by Sue Dallas, Diana North and Joanne Angus
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (2006)
This book provides step by step grooming/clipping techniques for groomers, breeders and owners. It will be invaluable for those taking the City and Guilds 775 Grooming exam and animal care students of all levels. The book also includes allied subjects such as skin care, commonly found skin parasites and basic first aid and handling. More information:
The Mutt Styling Guide
by Chrissy Tompson
Spiral-bound: 251 pages
Publisher: AARONCO Publishing (March 2005)
The Mutt Styling Guide by Chrissy Thompson is the first book geared to the pet stylist that addresses the grooming needs of mutts. Filled with creative solutions for mutt styling challenges and grooming techniques that deemphasize physical imperfections, it helps make mutts look as attractive as possible while highlighting their special personalities. More information: