ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Margaret H. Bonham is an award-winning dog writer, a veteran dog trainer, and an experienced dog groomer. The author of The Complete Guide to Mutts and Having Fun with Agility, she lives with 17 dogs and one cat.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: What Good Grooming Is All About.
Chapter 2: Inside and Out: What Affects a Dog’s Coat and Grooming.
Chapter 3: Prepping for the Prettying.
Chapter 4: Training Your Dog for Grooming.
Part II: Making Your Dog Look Good:The Basics.
Chapter 5: Mastering Brushing and Bathing Basics.
Chapter 6: Caring for Your Canine’s Teeth, Toes, Ears, Face, and Ahem, Other Areas.
Chapter 7: Giving Your Dog a Great ’Do: Clipping Basics.
Part III: Grooming by Coat Type: Beyond the Basics.
Chapter 8: Spiffing Up Short- and Medium-Coated Breeds.
Chapter 9: Warming Up to Double-Coated Breeds.
Chapter 10: Clarifying the Corded Breed’s Coif.
Chapter 11: Shaping Up the Clipped Breeds.
Chapter 12: Beautifying the Stripped Breeds.
Chapter 13: Tidying the Tresses of the Long-Haired Breeds.
Chapter 14: Poodles: A Breed Apart.
Part IV: Grooming Specialties.
Chapter 15: Getting the Sticky and Stinky Stuff Out.
Chapter 16: The Skinny on Hairy Health Issues.
Chapter 17: Grooming Emergencies: Knowing Doggie First Aid.
Chapter 18: It’s Showtime! Grooming a Dog for the Ring.
Chapter 19: Going Pro: Starting a Dog Grooming Business.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Popular Myths About Grooming Dogs.
Chapter 21: Ten Timesaving Grooming Tips.
Chapter 22: Ten Best Ways to Make Grooming a Pleasant Experience.
Appendix: Grooming Resources.