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Books for Dog Groomers

Whether you are a dog owner, dog groomer, or you are looking to establish a dog grooming business, there are several books that you can read to learn great dog grooming techniques.

Dog Groomer's Startup GuideNotes from the Groomer’s Table

2004 Dog Writers Association. of America Writing Competition Nominee! An all-breed grooming guide for the professional pet stylist. Detailed directions, clear black & white drawings and photos, a large spiral binding which enables the book to lie flat for easy reference.

Both show and pet grooms included, equipment needed is listed and shown. Even the experienced groomer will find this of value!

This dog grooming book is written by author Melissa Verplank, who also wrote The Theory of 5 – Simplifying Basic Pet Grooming Concepts for Every Day Pets. The book is published by White Dog Enterprises, Inc. and was originally published in 2004.


The All Breed Dog Grooming GuideThe All Breed Guide to Dog Grooming

**NEW EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDED!! Step-by-step illustrated instructions for bathing, trimming, scissoring and grooming the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.

This revised edition includes 25 new breeds. Each breed has a drawing of the dog with numbered points to match the instructions. Necessary equipment is listed, and differences between pet and show grooms are noted. Spiral format makes the book easy to use on the table. Black & white drawings, some charts.

This book is written by Sam Kohl, who has authored a number of books on dog showing and dog grooming. The book is published by Aaronco.


Face in the WindowThe Face In The Window: A Guide To Professional Dog Grooming

For those of you who want to work with dogs for a living, consider becoming a dog groomer and/or boarding dogs in your own home. The demand for these services is booming! The author teaches you how to meet new clients, market your services, and all the details you need to know to succeed in this fun and creative business.

According to the Midwest Book Review, the book “is an expert introduction to the fun and profitable business of dog grooming. Introducing readers to many of the aspects of the complexities encountered when working with dogs such as their particular personalities, their probable interest in passerby’s, The Face In The Window serves as an ideal reference for managing dogs in cars, covers the regulation of finances in starting up a dog grooming business, and a great many more informative and interesting details of such a venture.”


How to Run a Dog BusinessHow to Run a Dog Business—Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is

To succeed as a dog pro you need more than dog expertise. You need business savvy. This book, written for newcomers and established dog pros alike by Veronica Boutelle, dogTEC’s owner and the industry’s top consultant, charts the path to professional fulfillment and financial security in a crowded marketplace.

What do other dog pros say? “Veronica loves and respects dog trainers. This book holds invaluable practicalities, counsel, structure, and support…” Jean Donaldson, author of Culture Clash, Dogs are From Neptune, Fight! and Mine! Director of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers.

“Clear, concise, easy-to-read, and extraordinarily valuable. Read this book!” Trish King, Behavior & Training Director, Marin Humane Society, author of Parenting Your Dog.

“Veronica’s book is required reading at my instructor’s courses.” Terry Ryan, author of Coaching People to Train Their Dogs and Outwitting Dogs.