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White Dog Enterprises

Industry Leaders in Pet Grooming Education Books

White Dog Enterprises was founded by Melissa Verplank, Certified Master Stylist and entrepreneur. Her four pet-related companies were developed to provide the highest quality experience for both the pet and the pet professional. Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa offers luxury boarding accommodations and styling. The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Learn2GroomDogs.com, and White Dog Enterprises are dedicated to the education and enrichment of the professional pet groomer and stylist. Her canon of work has simplified grooming instruction for thousands of groomers and pet businesses throughout North America and around the world.

Learn More About Melissa's Story
Melissa Verplank began her pet-related career in 1977 as a kennel assistant. By 1979, she was bathing and grooming pets in a large boarding kennel environment. In 1983, Melissa established Four Paws Mobile Grooming. Within four years, that business grew to six mobile units as well as a salon-based operation, which would become The Paragon School of Pet Grooming in 1992. In 1985, Melissa stepped into the professional pet styling arena and became a Certified Master Stylist under International Professional Groomers voluntary testing organizations. By 1990, she had won or placed in national grooming competitions and ranked as one of the six top stylists in the United States. In 1991 she earned her membership to GroomTeam USA, and travelled to France where her team won the silver medal in world team competition.

After her success in the contest arena, Melissa went on to become a respected industry judge and speaker. She has been the Coordinator for GroomTeam USA and currently serves on the Board of Directors. In 1999 she assisted with the formation of the International Judges Association. She is a two-time Cardinal Crystal Award winner, the recipient of the 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Animal/Pet Book of the Year and the Gold Award for Education Book of the Year, and six Barkleigh Honors Awards.

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The Ultimate Groomer's Guide

Notes from the Grooming Table - 2nd Edition

  • The most thorough all-breed pet grooming book on the market
  • Easy to follow set-by-step instructions
  • Gorgeous illustrations
  • Provides comprehensive instruction on basic pet grooming techniques and styles
  • Perfect for both novice groomers and experts

Book Description

  • 640 pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • ISBN# 978-0-692-65807-9

Barkleigh Award Winner

Theory of Five - Second Edition

  • Makes pet grooming as easy as 1-2-3-4-5
  • Filled with photos and illustrations
  • Perfect for use in client interactions
  • Reduces complex methods and techniques to easy-to-understand terms
  • Full of tips and tricks for the busy pet groomer

Book Description

  • 141 pages
  • ISBN#978-1-7323797-1-8

Handy Reference

Notes Pocket Pal - Second Edition

  • Compact size fits nicely in your smock pocket, an equipment drawer, or even your tool kit!
  • Perfect complement to the Notes from the Grooming Table – Second Edition
  • Includes trim styles for over 46 breeds
  • Includes drop coat styling section
  • Fully illustrated and easy to follow instructions

Book Description

  • 101 page guide
  • Spiral Bound
  • ISBN#978-0-692-88360-0

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