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1 At-Home Dog Grooming A How-To Guide for Dog Owners By Jenny Davis

2 At-Home Dog Grooming A How-To Guide for Dog Owners By Jenny Davis ENG 321: Writing II Beginning Technical Writing Spring 2010 Missouri State University II

3 TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Illustrations... IV Abstract... V Introduction... 1 Step One: Why Home-Grooming?... 2 Cost Benefits... 2 Time and Convenience... 2 Check for Sores, Bumps, and Warning Signs... 3 Step Two: Preparation... 4 Gathering the Necessary Supplies... 4 Choosing the Best Combs and Brushes... 6 Choosing the Right Clippers... 7 Choosing a Shampoo and Conditioner... 7 Setting Up Your Table... 8 Getting Your Dog (and Yourself) Ready... 8 Step Three: Bathing Your Dog... 9 Step Four: Clipping the Hair The First Cut: Doing a Puppy Cut Trimming the Feet, Face, Ears, and Bottom-end Step Five: Clipping the Toenails Step Six: Brushing Teeth Step Seven: Flea and Tick Medication The Conclusion: Before and After Summary Works Cited III

4 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Figure 1: Report Topics... 1 Figure 2: My Supplies... 5 Figure 3: Slicker Brush... 9 Figure 4: Shampoo... 9 Figure 5: Towel-drying... 9 Figure 6: Clipping Figure 7: Trimming the Face Figure 8: Toenail Tools Figure 9: Cutting it Close Figure 10: Yummy Toothpaste Figure 11: Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Figure 12: Frontline Medication Figure 13: Before Photo Figure 14: After Photo IV

5 ABSTRACT At-Home Dog Grooming: A How-To Guide for Dog Owners By Jenny Davis Dog owners can expect to save time and money and form a strong bond with their pet by learning to groom their dog at home. This manual provides a stepby-step explanation of what dog owners need to do before, during, and after the grooming process to become confident and successful groomers. In this manual I explain why it is worth your time to groom your dog at home. Discussion concerning cost benefits, time and convenience, and the special bonding time you will enjoy with your pet are covered in this report. Because there are many phases to dog grooming, I devote entire sections to the essential aspects including, bathing and brushing, using electric clippers, clipping toenails, brushing teeth, and selecting flea and tick medication. By following the simple instructions in this report, dog owners will have a pleasant experience grooming their pet. This manual provides all the essential information a dog owner needs to be a great at-home groomer. Enjoy this process with your dog, and remember to have fun. Keywords: grooming, dogs, toenails, ears, clippers, brushing, bathing. V

6 INTRODUCTION Learning to groom a dog is a challenging, yet enjoyable experience. I have been grooming my dogs at home for three years. Of course I made mistakes in the beginning, but those initial setbacks are what have inspired me to write this manual. I want to share my knowledge with you so you can avoid making the same mistakes I did. At-home grooming gives me a chance to inspect my dog for skin problems and sores. It also is a great opportunity to bond with him. At first, I did not believe I could actually do it. I was afraid I would make my dog look really bad, or worst of all, I was fearful I would accidentally hurt him. Instead, what I discovered was after a couple grooming sessions, I had him looking like a million bucks. Just take a deep breath, follow my instructions, and I am confident that you will have the same success. This manual contains sections on the following topics: Why Home-grooming? Getting Yourself Ready Preparation Clipping the Toenails Necessary Supplies Brushing the Teeth Bathing Your Dog Flea and Tick Prevention Setting Up Your Table Medication Clipping the Hair Conclusion The following chart outlines the topics covered in this manual. Brushing the Teeth Why Homegrooming Preperation Clipping the Toenails Necessary Supplies Clipping the Hair Bathing Your Dog Getting Yourself Ready Setting Up Your Table 1 Report Topics

7 STEP ONE: WHY HOME-GROOMING? So you think you want to tackle home-grooming? Well, you have certainly come to the right place. There are so many good reasons to groom your pet in the comfort of your own home. You will save a bunch of money, save yourself from the hassle of making and keeping grooming appointments, and get to know your dog better. However, I want to be totally honest with you, it will not be as simple as learning to garden, grill, sew, or anything of that nature. It s not simple because you are not completely alone in the process you have your dog to think about. You will need to be empathetic to his moods, feelings, and fears. Many people who groom at home fail to remember this, but do not worry; I have a section called Getting Your Dog (and Yourself) Ready. In this section, I provide helpful tips to put you and your dog at ease. The sections below, outline the benefits to home grooming. Don t worry about a thing, because if you love dogs, (my guess is you do or you wouldn t be reading this) you will experience great success in this endeavor. Cost Benefits Dog grooming can cost between $25-$70 per visit, depending on the groomer and breed of your dog. This can add up quickly if you take your dog to the groomers every month. Before I learned to groom at home, I was paying $35 per visit, which adds up fast when you have two dogs. I started grooming my dogs at home three years ago, and I estimate I have saved approximately $1,000 since then. I had to spend $150 to get started, leaving my total savings $850. Notice that my initial grooming expenses paid for themselves within five months. My initial expenses are on the low side because I did not purchase a fancy table or buy any extras. My most expensive purchase was the clippers, and believe me, this is one expense that is well worth the money. See Choosing the Right Clippers on page 7 for more information. If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to save a few dollars, and athome dog grooming is a perfect way to cut expenses in a tough economy. Plus, you will have a fun time doing it. I know it seems like there is a lot to learn, but once you do it a few times, you will establish your own pace, and you, your dog, and your wallet will be grateful. Time and Convenience Sure, it will take a while to groom your dog especially at first but once you get the hang of things, it will begin to go faster. Think of it this way, you have to bath your dog anyway so why not spend a few more hours to take care of clipping the coat, clipping the toenails, cleaning the ears, and brushing the 2

8 teeth? You can take comfort in the fact that you are keeping your pet happy and healthy. If you choose home-grooming, you won t have to schedule appointments and drive out of your way each month to drop him off and pick him up. You can groom him when the time is best for you. Plus, if you pick a nice, sunny day, you can enjoy the weather and groom your dog at the same time. Check for Sores, Bumps, and Warning Signs The appearance of your dog s coat can tell you a lot about his overall health. Along with a good diet and consistent exercise, a clean and coat is a necessary ingredient for a long and happy life. If you choose to groom your dog at home, you have the unique opportunity to check for problems on his skin, nose, ears, and eyes. Catching these warning signs can prevent serious problems down the road. During a home-grooming last year, I noticed my dog s inner ear was red and irritated. After consulting my veterinarian, I discovered my dog had the early signs of an ear infection. He gave me some ointment that cost under $10 and told me that it was a good thing I brought him in when I did because letting an ear infection go can be very dangerous. By catching this symptom early, I was able to save my dog unnecessary pain and save myself a lot of money on veterinarian expenses. Dogs are like humans when we feel sick, we don t look are best and neither does your pet. In the book Dog Grooming for Dummies, Margaret Bonham addresses this issue: One such reason [for grooming your dog] is finding out the differences between a coat that looks bad because it s dirty and one that looks bad because something is wrong with your dog. If you are the person doing the grooming you are more likely to inspect your dog and help prevent problems (11). Be sure to complete the following steps before the grooming process begins. You will want to check your dog beforehand to avoid making a problem worse. Check inside at the ears for dirt or discoloration. Check the eyes for gummy residue. Check the nose for excessive runniness. Check the coat for dryness, oiliness, or thinning hair. If any of these problems are present in your dog, you should stop the grooming process and contact your veterinarian (Caston). 3

9 STEP TWO: PREPARATION Believe me your doggie salon does not have to be equipped with all of the topof-the-line supplies. You can do a great job with just a few basics, or you can get as fancy as you want it is really up to you. However, in order to do the job right, there are some supplies that are mandatory. This section will provide you with the knowledge you need to choose the right supplies. Gathering the Necessary Supplies The first step is to take inventory of your pet supplies. I am willing to bet that you already have some of the necessary supplies on-hand. You may already have a brush, comb, and a bottle of shampoo. If so, your initial expenses will be even lower. You can also save money by purchasing many of these supplies at Wal-mart, K-mart, or Target because they tend to cost percent less than pet stores. However, you will want to purchase your clippers and blades at a pet store like All Pet Supplies or PetSmart (Bonham 42). My Supplies: This picture shows some of the supplies you will need to start your own home-grooming doggie spa. This picture shows, (clockwise) Oster coolant lube spray, Andis electric clippers, medium-toothed comb, two slicker brushes, blades, and oil lubricant. Mandatory Supplies The bulleted list below contains all the grooming supplies you need do a great job. A picture of my personal grooming supplies has been included above to give you an idea of what they look like. Scissors: Nothing fancy required; a small, sharp pair of scissors will do the trick. Electric Clippers: Clippers are the most important grooming tool you will purchase, so choose wisely. See Choosing the Right Clippers on page 7. 4

10 Nail Clippers: There are two styles to choose from: scissor-style and guillotine-style. Either type works fine; it s just a matter of preference. The most important thing to keep in mind it to purchase the right size clippers for your dog. The package will tell you what size dog they are (S, M, L, and XL). Most nail clippers cost under $10. Ear-cleaning Solution: This product costs around $5.00. It s a good idea to clean your dog s ears weekly. Blades: You will need a couple extra blades in varying sizes just one blade won t do. In order to get a professional looking cut, you will need different sizes depending upon the area you are trimming and how much hair you want to take off. Blades cost between $20 -$40. Blade Coolant: This is a great product that costs less than $10.00 and lasts forever. It provides instant cooling and lubricant for the blades. You will need to check the temperature of your blade as you are clipping to make sure it is not too hot. If you feel it getting warm, apply coolant to the blade and let it cool down for about five minutes. Lubricating Oil: It s important to apply this oil to your clippers each time you use them. It helps keep them in good working condition. This product costs around $5.00. Trash Can: Keeping a trash can on-hand when you are clipping your dog is a must. Clipping a dog can get messy really fast, so keep your work area tidy. Towels: I usually have a few towels ready after giving my dog a bath. Towel-drying your dog directly after a bath is important. Your dog will thank you for it and so will your carpet and furniture. Toothbrush and Toothpaste: There are three types of toothbrushes you can use: a special doggie toothbrush, a finger toothbrush, or a human toothbrush. Make sure to get the flavored doggie toothpaste. Toothbrushes and toothpastes cost under $10. See Step Six: Brushing Teeth on p. 14 for more information. Brush: See Choosing the Best Combs and Brushes, p. 6. Comb: See Choosing the Best Combs and Brushes, p. 6. Shampoo and Conditioner: See Choosing a Shampoo and Conditioner, p. 7. Grooming Table: Many dog grooming books tell you that this is an essential grooming supply because it keeps your dog secure and still. The problem is that a professional grooming table can cost between $150 and $250. I could not afford to buy a table when I first started, so I began using a fold-up table I had sitting in my garage, and it has worked great for me. Granted, it would be nice to have a professional grooming table, but before you buy one, look around your house to see if you have something you can make work. It just needs to be sturdy, solid, and have enough room to hold your dog and all your grooming supplies. 5

11 Optional Supplies Below is a list of optional supplies; these are not mandatory, but they can make the job easier. Mat Rake & Mat Splitter: These dematting tools are great for getting out tough mats. These tools cost between $10 and $30. Bathing Tub: A dog can be bathed many ways. You can purchase a bathing tub, use your own tub, or give him a bath outside. A bathing tub can be expensive. They start at $200, but if you really want a tub, you should check your local farm-supply store. You may be able to find something there that will do the job. Basket: I keep all my grooming supplies in a basket I purchased at Walmart for $2.00. Having all your supplies in one place will keep you from loosing track of important tools. Blow-dryer: You can purchase a professional pet blow-dryer for around $200, or you can use a regular blow-dryer with a cool setting, and these only cost $10. Of course, you can always let your dog air-dry after a bath. I choose this option because it gives me time to set up my table in between the bath and the clipping Toenail Grinder: These are a great tool to have if you have a dog that will not allow you to clip their toenails. A toenail grinder is a battery-operated device that essentially files down the toenail, which seems to be less invasive to many dogs. I like to use this tool after I have clipped their toenails to get smooth out the rough edges. The toenail grinder costs about $20. Be sure that none of your supplies are too old, rusty, or in poor condition. Also remember to disinfect and clean your supplies before and after each grooming session (Bonham 42). Choosing the Best Combs and Brushes There are many great combs and brushes on the market. Consider the type of hair your dog has when you purchase your combs and brushes. Think about often he gets mats and how much brushing and combing he requires. Below you will find a list of brushes and combs. Remember, you don t necessarily have to have one of each, just purchase the ones you think you will need at first. You can always buy another option later. Brushes and Combs A good brush will cost between $5.00 and $ Wal-mart or Target is good place to start, but a pet store will offer a larger selection. Slicker Brush: You cannot go wrong with this brush. It works well for most breeds. You can choose from different colors and handles. Fine-toothed comb: Consider this comb if your dog has fine hair. 6

12 Medium-tooth comb: This comb is a safe bet if you are not sure which comb to select. It is versatile and does a good job of removing tangles. Wide-toothed comb: This comb is the best choice for dogs with thick hair. Flea comb: This is a handy tool to have. It will help you check for fleas and it s great for removing tangles. Choosing the Right Clippers The right set of clippers is the most important tool you will need in your doggiespa. Before you go shopping for clippers, think about how much money you want to spend and how often you plan to use them. When I first decided to groom at home, I made the mistake of going to Wal-mart and buying a pair of clippers for $ While the clippers available at Wal-mart are inexpensive, they could not make a dent in my dog s coat they were not strong enough. After I got my money back, I did some research on the internet, and then I went to a local pet store and purchased some professional-grade clippers. I am all about saving money, but this is not the area to cut corners. Send the money for a high-quality set of clippers. I cannot stress this point enough having a good set of clippers makes all the difference in home-grooming. There are several good brands to choose from on the market including, Oster, Wahl, and Conair. However, my recommendation is to go with an Andis. The clippers I bought three years ago are Andis, and they continue to work wonderfully. Also, during my interview with a professional groomer, I asked for her opinion on what clippers to purchase. She told me that the best clippers are made by Andis, and that you really cannot go wrong with any of their professional-grade clippers. Andis clippers come in a variety of styles and prices. If you can spare $75-150, you can purchase a reliable set of Andis clippers (Caston). Another aspect to consider is selecting blades. Some clippers come with extras, others don t. Read the back of the blade s package to find out what size it is and what model of clippers it s compatible with. Most packages tell what length the blade leaves the hair. I recommend purchasing at least two sizes: a 5-blade and a 10-blade. The 5-blade is a good blade to clip the body, and the 10-blade works well on the face, feet, and ears. Blades prices range from $20-$40. Choosing a Shampoo and Conditioner When you are in the store picking out a shampoo and conditioner for yourself, what do you consider? You may ask yourself, is it good for my hair, how much it costs, does it smell good? I think the same method can be applied to selecting a good doggie shampoo and conditioner. I have two white dogs, so I purchased a whitening shampoo and conditioner at Wal-mart for under $5 that work perfectly. Of course, if your dog has allergies or skin problems, consult 7

13 your veterinarian so he/she can suggest an appropriate product. As a beginning groomer, you might also consider a tearless shampoo. Setting Up Your Table Well, now that you have all your supplies, it s time to set it all up. Remember, dog grooming is not a tidy process you are going to make a huge mess. Set up your home salon in a garage or a room without carpet. My favorite place to set up is outside. Outside grooming is great because you can enjoy the weather, keep your house from getting dirty, and since dogs love the outdoors, you can make your dog happy too. Gather all your supplies and lay them out on your table so you can see what you have. Organize your supplies however you like, just make sure the supplies you use most often are handy. Make sure your trash can is nearby, and have an extension cord for your electric clippers. Getting Your Dog (and Yourself) Ready When I visited professional dog-groomer, Tasha Caston, in her Springfield salon, I asked her for her advice on how to prepare a dog for his first at-home grooming. Her response was interesting she emphasized the importance of reading the signals your dog is sending. If your dog is restless, tired, or irritated, simply take a break and let him unwind before you continue grooming. She said that sometimes the problem lies in the groomer s approach, not the dog s lack of cooperation. She also said not to become angry or frustrated with your dog if he is not following your orders. After all, this is a new experience for him and it might take a few times before he can relax. She also suggested that the earlier you begin grooming your dog, the better. Even as a puppy, you should routinely brush their coat and touch their feet so they get used to them being handled (Caston). Before I get started, I do a few things that make the experience less stressful for both of us. First, I make sure my dog has gone to the bathroom. Next, I take him on a short walk so he is not too wound up. Finally, I keep a few treats in my pocket so I can reward him when he behaves my commands. These are small things, but they can help put your dog at ease. 8

14 STEP THREE: BATHING YOUR DOG Up until now, I have simply been preparing you for dog grooming but here comes the actual work. Giving your dog a bath is not a tough job if you do it right. In this section, I take you through four stages of the bathing process. Although most dogs do not require frequent baths, it is a good idea to give your dog a bath once a week to keep him fresh and clean. Don t worry it won t hurt your dog s skin. Bonham writes, It is just an old wives tale that you shouldn t bath your dog unless he s really dirty. Most of the shampoos available today are sensitive to dog s skin, and will not harm them unless you over-bath him (93). Stage one: Brush out the mats There are several things you can do to make brushing your dog a pleasant experience. First, be gentle. It doesn t matter if you work from head to tail or tail to head. Just remember to be patient and allow your dog to get used to being brushed. You can reward him with a treat if he does well. Second, use the correct tools. Most of the time a mediumtoothed comb and a slicker brush will do the job. The photo below shows how to use a slicker brush by brushing downward from the neck to the tail. If your dog has really tough mats, consider using detangling solutions and tools. If those tools don t work, you should allow a professional to take care of them. Trust me it can be a pretty tall order when you are just getting started. You can start maintaining his coat after all the mats are removed. I am using a slicker brush to gently brush from the neck to the tail. Stage Two: Shampoo As you begin to wash your dog, keep the following rules in mind: A. Whether you are bathing your dog in a tub or outside, you will want to keep a close eye on him. Traditionally, dogs are not huge fans of baths. They tend to move around a lot, but try to keep them in one place. B. Make sure the tub or area is large enough for your dog to be comfortable. C. Make the bath comfortable by keeping the water lukewarm. 9

15 D. Begin to wet your dog s hair. Use a washcloth to wet his face. E. Apply shampoo to your dog s coat, working it up into a good, soapy later. Keep the soap and water out of your dog s eyes, nose, and ears. Use a washcloth to clean his face. The pictures below show my dog going through the bathing process. F. Rinse. Apply a generous amount to shampoo to your hand or directly on your dog, and then gently work it into his coat. I am using a towel to remove as much water as possible from the coat. Stage Three: Conditioner (optional) Follow the directions above, using conditioner instead of shampoo. Stage Four: Towel Dry Use as many towels as necessary to remove all access water. Allow your dog to shake a few times, then let him air-dry for about an hour. You can also use a blow-dryer at this point if you prefer. 10

16 STEP FOUR: CLIPPING THE HAIR Now that your dog is ready for a haircut, here are a few tips to get you ready. Look on the internet for some photos of your dog s breed, or look for pictures you have taken of your dog after he has been professionally groomed. These pictures will give you a good frame of reference for how your dog should look when you are finished. Use caution with electric clippers. They are very powerful, and if you are not watchful, you can get too close to the skin, which could hurt your dog or make his coat uneven. Warning: If you use a hot blade, you will burn your dog s skin. Continuously check the temperature of the blade as you clip. Blades get hot quickly. If they feel warm, apply coolant and let them sit for a few minutes. The First Cut: Doing a Puppy Cut The type of cut I describe in this section is called a Puppy Cut. It is not a fancy show cut; it s just a simple hair cut that keeps your dog sanitary, and can easily be performed at home by a beginner. Choose the blade you want to begin with and attach it to the clippers. I usually begin with a larger blade like a 4 or a 5. Before you start, find a spot that is overgrown and do a test-run to see if you are using the appropriate sized blade. Once you have established everything is in proper order, slowly begin to clip the hair on your dog s back. The picture below illustrates how to clip the back. Keep an eye on the length to make sure you are not clipping unevenly. Make sure you step back after you cut to see how you are doing. The most important tip to remember is to slow down and be patient. Clipping: To get started, slowly move the clippers down the back, from the neck to the tail. Use the clippers to trim the back, underbelly, chin, and legs. Make sure to pay attention to the underarms. These are hard spots to reach, and they are often overlooked by beginners (Caston). 11

17 Trimming the Feet, Face, Ears, and Bottom-end To get a close cut, you will need a smaller size blade to trim the feet, face, ears, and bottom-end. I like to use a 10-blade. Using this small-size blade requires a careful and steady hand, so go slowly. Trimming the Feet Dog s have sensitive feet and they are not always eager to let you touch them. In my opinion, this is the hardest area of a dog to clip. Run the clippers along the pad of the foot. Be sure to get in between the toes. You might need to use scissors to remove stray hairs. Note: Always be sure to hold your dog very still when using scissors on his feet. Trimming the Face Always use caution when clipping a dog s face. Be aware of how close you are to his eyes, nose, and ears. Keep a firm grip on his head to hold him in place as you cut. Always move the clippers at a downward angle in the direction the hair grows. Never position the clippers against the growth of the hair or at an upward angle. The picture below is a good illustration of the proper way to trim the face. Use the clippers at a downward angel when trimming the face. Be careful not to get too close to his eyes, mouth and nose. Trimming the Ears When you trim the ears, work along the outside of the ear first, and then lift up the ear and trim behind it. I like to use scissors to remove the length. Using scissors is a good way to make the ears look even, and this helps your dog s cut look polished and smart. Trimming the Bottom-end This (of course) is a sensitive area, so go slowly. I generally cut the hair in this area very short because it helps everything say clean. You might want to get a friend to help hold your dog up on his hind legs so you can clip around the genitals too. Keeping these areas clean and sanitary is essential for your dog s health. 12

18 STEP FIVE: CLIPPING THE TOENAILS Keeping your dog s toenail trimmed is not just for looks, it is also a necessary part of keeping him healthy. For this chore, get your toenail clippers and toenail grinders handy. Margaret Bonham states, Despite your best intentions and skill level, your dog may never be comfortable having her nails trimmed (100). Clipping your dog s toenails can be a challenging experience for both of you, but it s a task that cannot be overlooked. If tensions run too high as your clipping, consider taking a break for a while and come back to it later. If you are having trouble getting your dog to cooperate, consider approaching him from behind so you aren t coming directly toward him. Approaching from the front can be invasive and threatening to your dog. Instead, sit behind him and lift up his paw, then gently begin clipping (Caston). Be sure to trim the nail below the quick. The writers of the book, Dogs: The Ultimate Guide, instruct the groomer to find the quick by holding the toenail up to a light. Avoid the quick by making small modest cuts below the quick. Keep a container of styptic powder handy in case you cut into the quick (Prevention Pets 407). The photos below show the tool you need and demonstrates the correct way to position the nail clippers. Toenail Tools: Here is a picture of my toenail clippers and my toenail grinder. Cutting it Close: Only cut a little bit at a time. 13

19 STEP SIX: BRUSHING TEETH Brushing your dog s teeth is an important, yet often overlooked part of the grooming process. Think about it you probably brush your own teeth at least twice a day, but how long has it been since your dog s teeth have been brushed? Sometimes dog owners wait until it s too late before they realize the importance of brushing their dog s teeth. Dogs, whose teeth have not been cleaned for years, can develop bad breath, bacterial infection, and disease. However, you can prevent these potential problems by brushing your dog s teeth at least once a week (Prevention Pets 408). Brushing your dog s teeth can be fairly easy. You can use a finger toothbrush, which are soft and fit on the end of your finger. You can use a regular doggie toothbrush, or a human toothbrush will work too. It is not as hard as you might think to brush your dog s teeth. Just apply special doggie toothpaste to the brush and gently brush a couple teeth at a time, making sure to brush all the way up to the gum (Prevention Pets 408). Flavored doggie toothpaste will help the process because you will find that your dog will not go down without a fight the first few times you brush his teeth, but if you have beef flavored toothpaste, the job is much easier as you can see from the photo below. Yummy Toothpaste: Don t make the mistake of trying to brush your dog s teeth like you would your own. Just work on a couple teeth a time and go at a slow pace. Toothbrushes and Toothpaste: This photo shows a doggie toothbrush, flavored doggie toothpaste, and a finger toothbrush. This entire set was purchased for $7.99 at a local pet shop. 14

20 STEP SEVEN: FLEA AND TICK MEDICATION When your dog has a case of the fleas, you cannot miss it; he will be scratching all day long. Anyone who has ever had trouble with fleas can understand what a huge disaster they are. Luckily, there are some great products available at the veterinarian s office or the local pet store that will prevent the flea problem before it starts. There are a number of collars, sprays and shampoos available. I asked my veterinarian to recommend a product to keep the fleas and ticks off my dogs since they stay outside during the day. The product he recommended was Frontline. I have been using this product for 6 years, and I have not seen a single flea on my dogs. The photo below shows what the medicine looks like. You simply apply the product to the neck after grooming is complete, and it keeps your dog free of fleas and ticks for 30 days. Frontline Medication: Be sure to purchase correct Frontline product for your dog s weight. One application lasts 30 days. 15

21 THE CONCLUSION: BEFORE AND AFTER Take a look at the pictures taken before and after the grooming process. The before shot shows him with a long and scruffy coat. Just a few hours later I took the after shot, which show him looking neat, happy, and well-groomed. Before the grooming began, he was dirty and shaggy. After the steps are completed, I have a healthy and happy puppy. 16

22 SUMMARY I hope your first dog grooming experience was a success. There are certainly many challenges and obstacles you may encounter as you first begin, but the experience will become easier and more enjoyable with each grooming session. You now have all the information you need to get started. Throughout this manual, I have discussed the various steps a dog owner needs to understand in order to become a successful at-home dog groomer. I know it is hard to believe at first, but after your dog gets used to this part of his new routine, he will begin to look forward to how good he will feel when the process is complete. I am confident that in just a short period of time, you will develop into a wonderful groomer and save money in the process. Good luck! 17

23 WORKS CITED Bonham, Margaret H. Dog Grooming For Dummies. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, Print. Caston, Tasha. Personal interview. 29 March Prevention Pets. Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide. New York: Weldon Owen, Print. 18

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