Dog Groomers & Grooming Information

Groomer Listings


Select from the menu to find Dog Groomers in your Area:




Grooming Information / Tips & Techniques


Grooming Schools / Courses

In Canada:


Information for Groomers

NOTES FROM THE GROOMING TABLE by Melissa Verplank
2004 Dog Writers Assn. 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.
— Available from Dogwise.com
ALL BREED DOG GROOMING GUIDE by Sam Kohl
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.
— Available from Dogwise.com
STONE GUIDE TO DOG GROOMING by Ben & Pearl Stone
Complete instructions for grooming all AKC breeds, classified in variety groups by coat type. Grooming instructions spotlight essential implements and supplies and techniques and basic fundamentals, as well as advice on starting and running a business.
— Available from Dogwise.com
THE BUSINESS GUIDE TO PET GROOMING by Sam Kohl
A concise guide to creating and operating a pet grooming business. Whether it be home-based or a multi-employee shop, this is your one-stop reference to planning, building, and managing an extremely successful grooming operation. Illustrated in full color, this is an absolutely essential book for every budding groomer-entrepreneur.
— Available from Dogwise.com
ULTIMATE DOG GROOMING - COMPLETE GUIDE TO 170 DOG BREEDS by Eileen Geeson
Takes the guesswork out of grooming your pet by showing you everything you need to know from basic routine grooming to advanced techniques for the show dog. Covers grooming procedures for every type of coat and provides valuable advice for starting your own dog grooming business. More than 500 color photos and line drawings. An ideal reference book!
— Available from Dogwise.com


Grooming Books, Videos & Supplies

The following is a selection of Grooming books available from various online retailers. Selecting any of the links will take you directly to the retailer's website where additional information as well as the opportunity to place your online order is available.

ELECTRONIC BOOKS:

Dog Grooming For Dummies®

Dog Grooming For Dummies®

Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important.


Grooming Manual for the Dog and Cat

Grooming Manual for the Dog and Cat

One of the responsibilities of every dog or cat owner is that of coat care. There are many and varied coat types and there is a vast difference between the time it takes to groom a Doberman and an Old English Sheepdog, a Siamese and a Persian cat. This book provides much needed guidance for groomers, breeders and owners. Step by step grooming/clipping techniques are described for the more popular breeds of dog and cat and in each case the technique is illustrated with photographic sequences. The book also includes allied subjects such as skin care, commonly found skin parasites and basic first aid and handling.


Pampering Your Pooch

Pampering Your Pooch

A fun, authoritative guide for those who want the best for their best friends! No longer relegated to the backyard, todays dogs get the royal treatment: high-end and organic foods, designer dog beds, a variety of stimulating toys and treats, and much more.


General Grooming Books

GROOMING YOUR DOG: A NATURAL & HERBAL APPROACH by Paula Kephart
A great-looking, healthy coat begins with good nutrition, plenty of exercise, and good grooming habits. Here is the expert advice you'll need to give your dog a beautiful, silky coat, including how to make sure he's eating a healthful diet. Tried and true techniques for grooming, bathing and brushing, including some general information on grooming equipment. Also provides recommendations for preventing and treating mild skin irritations, excessive shedding, fleas, and skin allergies with natural and herbal remedies.
— Available from Dogwise.com
DOG GROOMING FOR DUMMIES by Margaret Bonham
Friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to train your dog to be groomed; care for nails, teeth, and ears; use clippers and scissors; groom specific types of coats; and prepare a dog for the show ring.
— Available from Dogwise.com