Keep your best pal looking dapper with the Wiley Dog Grooming For Dummies. Whether your dog is gunning for best in show or just a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important, and this friendly guide covers it all. Including step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats, it shows you how to brush, bathe and clip your dog like a pro—which helps you save money by doing it yourself while improving your bond with your dog. It’s everything you need to know about training your dog for grooming, using clippers and scissors, caring for nails, teeth and ears, and preparing a dog for the show ring.
About the Author
Margaret H. Bonham (Conifer, CO) is a four-time award winning professional dog writer. She has worked as a vet tech grooming dogs for clients, and has groomed various dogs for both pet and show. Margaret has trained over 50 dogs in sledding, agility, packing, obedience, weightpulling, and conformation, earning multiple titles on several of her own dogs. She has written educational coursework for dog trainers with Thomson Education Direct in training agility and activities with dogs. Margaret has taught dog training packing classes at Colorado Free University and is a professional member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She has been a columnist and contributing editor for Dog and Kennel and PetView magazines and was a frequent contributor to Pets.com and Vetmedcenter.com Internet sites. In addition, Margaret is the editor of Merial PawPrints Newsletter which is distributed to veterinarians for their clients and covers topics about dogs and cats. She lives with 17 dogs of various purebreds and mixed breeds and one cat.
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