Organizing Your Accoutrements

After you have your grooming area planned out and your equipment and supplies gathered, it's time to organize and put everything together. You want to organize and assemble your equipment according to the tasks you'll be performing. For example, you want to have all your bathing supplies in one area so that you have everything you need in one spot when bathing your dog. Organize your supplies as follows, using a separate plastic container for each supplies category:

i Brushing supplies

• Shedding blade

• Spray bottle of detangler solution

• Stripping knife i Bathing supplies

• Conditioner

• pH-balanced shampoo

• Protective eye ointment

• Towels and a blow-dryer l Clipping supplies

• Electric clippers with clipper oil or lubricant

• Extra clipper blades (as needed) l Toothbrushing supplies

• Doggie toothbrush

• Doggie toothpaste l Ear-care supplies

• Drying towels

• Otic solution

• Sterile gauze l Face-care supplies

• No-rinse shampoo

• Tear stain remover

• Washcloth l Toenail-trimming supplies

• Cauterizer or styptic powder

• Toenail clippers or nail grinder l Show supplies (Chapter 18 provides a list.)

Puppy Training Basics

Puppy Training Basics

Getting a new puppy is a fun and interesting time. You probably went to a breeder or pet store or maybe just saw an ad on the Internet or the newspaper, for puppies, and decided just to check it out. Before you knew it those little eyes and fluffy puppy fur had your heart melting and you were headed home with him or her in your arms.

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