I have compiled a list with links of the favorite tools I use to groom my poodles.  Whether its for show or for maintenance these will get the job done for reasonable prices.  Of course some items are pricey but valuable for perfect show grooming.  I am always on the lookout for good prices. There might be some videos from time to time to help in technique. 

Flying Pig Forced Air Dryer with Stand

Wahl Professional Animal - Motion cordless

Grooming table w/ arm 36"

Chris Christensen Slicker Brush

Chris Christensen butter comb

Dremmel 7300-PT Dog & Cat nail grooming

Boshel Dog Nail Clipper & Trimmer

Set of scissors, straight, curved, chunkers 7" brand doesn't matter at maintenance level

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The items listed above have been the basics that make you a groomer.  Groom every 4-6 weeks and your dog will be happy beautiful and healthy.  Make a wish list and keep adding to it.   or ....You can clip face and feet and sanitary to do your own maintence between grooming appointments.  Keep up on nails is wonderful too.  Have a brush and comb to maintain between visits.