Poodle Clipping and Grooming: The International Reference (Howell reference books) (英語) ハードカバー – 2000/11/14
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Beautiful renderings by world-renowned artist Maude Nilsson illustrate Poodle trims from around the world. They add even more pizzazz to this already heavily illustrated guide. Back by popular demand, Poodle Clipping and Grooming: The International Reference is a revamped version of the original classic that no groomer can be without.
Authored by renowned expert Shirlee Kalstone and bursting with hundreds of photos and detailed step-by-step directions, this new edition promises to be even more of a boon to Poodle groomers and enthusiasts worldwide than the previous edition. Its thoroughly illustrated instructions guide you through
* selecting the right equipment
* caring for the coats of pet Poodles and show Poodles
* basic clipping of the Poodle's feet, face, neck, tail, stomach and ears, as well as fashioning the perfect topknot with tips from the experts
* setting the patterns for sanctioned show trims and popular pet trims
* and many other Poodle grooming secrets and nuances
This is the third edition of the most respected book ever published on the subject of Poodle grooming. Previous editions were eagerly sought after and referenced on an almost daily basis by professional groomers, dog show handlers and serious ameteurs who care about how their Poodles look.
1. This book, of course.... :)
2. New Hydraulic Grooming Table Dog Pets 36" X 24 - This one is pretty good for the price and we leave it a little lower as it tends to get more wobbly the higher it goes.
3. Oster A5 Turbo Single Speed Professional Animal Clipper - Good clippers, don't skimp on these. We have the Oster A5 single speed, however I would recommend something quieter for more sensitive dogs. Good clippers will cut through hair like butter, but they also heat up fast, so we also use "human" clippers near eyes, on feet and in tight spots in general. They DO NOT cut as well, so we have to cut slower and more carefully, usually going over the same spot several times.
4. Shears - The best ones for the money are Aussie Dog, which aren't carried by Amazon, but I really like and recommend them. You'll need the 8" curved and 8" straight (just get the $100 set; well worth it IMHO).
5. Shampoo - we wash our dog every week, which keeps him smelling really good, so a good mild shampoo is important. We also use this Rinseace Pet Shower Deluxe - 8' shower attachment for ease.
6. R-7 Ear Care Kit for Dogs and Cats with 6 1/4 inch Curved Hemostat
7. Safari Professional Large Nail Trimmer or dremel-type clippers - we use both
The book coupled with the tools above will transform you into a professional groomer. Remember to introduce new objects to the dog slowly and use a lot of treats to distract him. Having someone help initially helps a lot. You can't really screw up... I mean, you can, but the hair will grow back a month or two later and you have a fresh canvas. So go to town, bond with your dog and save some money.
I wish I could attach pictures to my post to show what my dog looks like thanks to this book (and of course, my wife's efforts ;)).