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Theory of 5 - Melissa Verplank

Theory of 5 - Melissa Verplank

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Theory of 5 Book

  • Offers an easy to access guide to the five key elements of canine grooming
  • Covers head, body, ears, feet and tail
  • Perfect for student groomers
  • Author: Melissa Verplank
  • Publisher: White Dog Enterprises, Inc., (2006)
  • Pages: 128
  • 27.5 (H) x 23 (W) x 0.8cm (D)

Theory of 5 offers a simplified approach to basic grooming concepts, focused around the five major areas of canine conformation - the head, body, ears, feet and tail. This book supplies readers with the skills to create neat, well-balanced trims while maintaining the physical essence of each breed. Includes detailed black and white photos and illustrations throughout.

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Theory of 5 - Melissa Verplank

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  • 5 star(s)

Brought for my college course , excellent book , fast delivery

May 28,2018 |

  • 5 star(s)

excellent and easy to follow guides for beginners through to professional groomers

May 17,2018 |

  • 5 star(s)

very good book and good source for study

April 24,2018 |

  • 5 star(s)

Very helpful book from prepping to styling. Easy to read with helpful pictures to demonstrate the text. Definitely recommend for new groomers as it has very handy tips.

April 10,2018 |

  • 5 star(s)

Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but looks very comprehensive and informative.

March 23,2018 |

  • 5 star(s)

Really pleased with this book. Easy guide to read and understand. A must have for newly qualified / trainee groomers.

March 22,2018 |

  • 4 star(s)

Great book for starting out and learning the methods needed have used this as a reference guide for quickly referring to certain breeds.

February 14,2018 |

  • 5 star(s)

Theory of 5

Great book. I'm just starting out and this simplifies things so that you can apply to different breeds.

June 13,2017 |

  • 5 star(s)

March 6,2017 |

  • 5 star(s)


Theory of 5 Book. I purchased this book as it's been advised as one of my reading materials for my upcoming 4 week grooming course. From looking through it & not qualified yet, I can see how this book will be very useful as it gives you tips and ideas on grooming/clipping the household pet and not just show ring breed styles. But if you don't know your 'hock' from your 'withers' then you will need another book like 'Notes from the grooming table' to learn these things. I can't comment on the pocket size 'notes from the grooming table' as I only have the full size one. Groomers sell all 3 books and are extremely quick with delivery. - From

June 10,2016 |