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