Dog grooming is an important aspect of keeping dogs healthy and happy. Whether you want to make a few less trips to the groomers or want to learn how to groom your dog yourself…this book can help.
DIY Dog Grooming From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show: Everything you Need to Know, Step by Step by Jorge Bendersky. While our dog doesn’t require the fancy grooming that other breeds need, I still found this book to be really handy.
It covers everything from the basic tools you need, to how to easily deal with mats, trim your dog’s nails, and even how to give them a “haircut”. This book has many useful tips such as using plastic wrap to cut the nails of dogs with long hair on their feet as well as remembering to let clippers cool after a period of constant use. Having never clipped a dog’s hair before, I probably would have been more concerned with NOT nicking the dog’s skin than realizing the blades were getting warm.
The book includes lots of step by step photos and the instructions are very clear so even the most novice groomer can start grooming like the pros. I also appreciated the tips to help keep calm when grooming your dog (like popping a mint to hide your anxiety when trimming delicate areas or singing songs to keep both the humans and pups relaxed).
Overall I give this book
out of 5
DIY Dog Grooming is available in paperback for $25 or as an ebook.
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