The Dog Groomer's Manual

Sue Gould
The Dog Groomer's Manual is the definitive reference book covering all aspects of the work of the dog groomer. This highly illustrated book will help owners, students and professional dog groomers develop their skills and knowledge. It will enable them to adapt the principles of grooming appropriately, based on a systematic approach to understanding and observing the physical appearance, the nature, the life style and the behaviour of the dog. The Manual covers the following: SCIENCE; The veterinary principles of anatomy and physiology that must inform good grooming practice, pre-grooming health checks, common parasites and skin diseases, infectious and zoonotic diseases. PRACTICE; Running a grooming business and the diverse standards of safety, hygiene and professionalism required in the grooming workshop. First Aid and what to do in emergency situations. Handling and restraining the dog safely, grooming equipment and tools. ART; Grooming out the coat, bathing and drying, clipping, scissoring, hand stripping and plucking, styling, preventative healthcare products. Referenced to reliable sources of information and adhering to the requirements of City & Guilds, British Dog Grooming Association, and nationally recognized dog grooming qualifications, The Dog Groomer's Manual is the perfect companion for dog groomers around the world seeking to attain thse internationally recognized awards.
The Dog Groomer's Manual by Sue Gould

About the author

A member of the Guild of Master Groomers, Sue Gould has enjoyed a long, illustrious and varied international 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.

Press Reviews

It covers every aspect of not just dog grooming but ideal for the many first time lockdown pet dog owners.
Virtually every book I have seen deals with AKC dogs and it is a total delight to find this book.
It is the first book I have read which has a section not only on veterinary matters but also how to manage and deal with dogs (no easy task).

- Diane Rogers