Notes from the Grooming Table is a must have reference for the Professional Pet Stylist. This book is without a doubt one of the best investments you will ever make in further developing your grooming skills. From cover to cover Notes is filled with easy to understand and beautifully illustrated instructions that will help the professional pet stylist meet the grooming needs of every breed.I have known Ms. Verplank for many years and can recommend this book with great confidence. Melissa's outstanding grooming skills, passion for teaching and dedication to excellence has made her an Award Winning Leader in our industry. I am excited and honored to offer you this indispensable groomer's reference book.Here's just a small overview of what you will get on these information filled 495 pages:Canine Anatomy- a chapter of great importance for correct pattern placement and creating correct breed profile.Tools and Equipment- 43 pages cover tools, equipment, application, and technique, from brushing to scissoring to dematting. You'll find the information practical and very useful.Bathing- 11 pages of concise bathing and drying instructions for different coat types.390 pages of clear, detailed clipping, scissoring and sculpting instruction that will allow you to capture the correct expression and profile of 155 breeds.And 21 pages of Pet Poodle and Drop Coat Styles and instruction.Whether you are new to grooming or have years of experience under your grooming belt, Notes from the Grooming Table will provide you with information, instruction and motivation to be your best in the world of pet grooming.Notes from the Grooming Table is worth every penny and more!