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Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming by Karla Addington-Smith

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Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming by Karla Addington-Smith focuses on the foundation skills of professional grooming and is a comprehensive guide to the maintenance procedures of dog grooming. Topics covered include: brushing, combing, deshedding, dematting, ear cleaning and care, paw and nail care, nail clipping, bathing, conditioning and drying. Each chapter gives detailed instruction on the procedures as well as the tools and technique required for proper and safe use. Also includes an overview of the seven related areas of study that will provide you a strong foundation for building a successful and rewarding career in professional grooming. Topics covered are: salon safety, canine anatomy, identifying potential health problems, handling and recognizing aggressive behavior types, identifying canine coat types, skin and coat anatomy, and the science of bathing dogs.

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Whether you are considering a career in the pet care field, attending grooming school or currently working in the grooming industry, Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming will be an important and useful resource in preparing you for a successful and rewarding career in the pet care field.


Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming is written by Karla Addington-Smith, a Certified Master Groomer, award winning professional pet stylist and IJA Judge. Karla shares her 35 years of all breed grooming experience on these beautifully prepared pages with original illustrations and color photographs. Written in a workbook format, with glossary, activity reviews and answer key, Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming is filled with the information you need to properly perform the maintenance grooming procedures that all dogs require for optimum comfort and good grooming health.


Karla's book focuses on the foundation skills of professional grooming and is a comprehensive guide to the maintenance procedures of dog grooming. Topics covered include: brushing, combing, deshedding, dematting, ear cleaning and care, paw and nail care, nail clipping, bathing, conditioning and drying. Each chapter gives detailed instruction on the procedures as well as the tools and technique required for proper and safe use.


Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming also includes an overview of the seven related areas of study that will provide you a strong foundation for building a successful and rewarding career in professional grooming. Topics covered are: salon safety, canine anatomy, identifying potential health problems, handling and recognizing aggressive behavior types, identifying canine coat types, skin and coat anatomy, and the science of bathing dogs.


This book is without a doubt one of the best investments you will ever make as you begin your career in pet care. From cover to cover Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming is filled with easy to understand and beautifully illustrated instructions that will allow you to build the foundation skills needed for meeting the grooming needs of every breed.


Whether you are student of grooming, a bather ~ brusher in a salon, rescue or shelter worker, vet tech, or salon owner needing a good resource for training new hires, Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming is an outstanding resource book you will refer to again and again!
Introduction to The Foundations of Dog Grooming contains 112 high quality color pages, 17 chapters, glossary, activity sheets and answer key!


If you would like Karla to autograph your book just make note at check out.

This item is Karla's Professional Choice!