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Review: The Dyson Groom Tool for Dummies (& Scaredy Cats)

Bye bye pet hair! Here's our full review of the Dyson Groom tool for pets, and step-by-step user guide - even if your dog is scared of the vacuum.

When Dyson contacted me offering a trial of their Dyson Groom tool, I have to say I was a little hesitant. Don’t get my wrong, I LOVED the idea.

It’s a great, innovative product that literally allows you to brush and suck away your dog’s hair before it reaches your floors and furniture. Perfect for even the fluffiest of dogs, and a life changer for house proud dog owners.

But when I saw the email from Dyson sitting there I’ll admit it – I got a bit scared.

You see, Soda is one of those dogs who is terrified of vacuum cleaners.

It’s weird, considering she has a neat-freak mum in me, you’d think over the last decade she would have gotten used to the vacuum! But no….every time the vacuum powers up, she runs outside.

She’s even taken to doing the bolt when I sprinkle scented carpet powder prior to anything even being plugged in (at least she’s forward thinking!)

After I got over my initial fear, I decided it was time we took up the challenge to see if the Dyson Groom could be used on scaredy-cat dogs like Soda.

Keep reading to see my review of the Dyson Groom Tool below.

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Pet Product Review: The Dyson Groom Tool

Review of the Dyson groom tool for pet parents

How to use the Dyson Groom Tool

Here’s what we did:

Week 1 – Started brushing Soda with the Dyson groom hand piece unattached to the vacuum. Also started putting the inactive vacuum cleaner in the lounge room when Soda was around.

Week 2 – Started getting Soda to eat treats off and near the vacuum cleaner. Progressed to turning the vacuum on and having her stay in the room. (NB. The minute the treats were put away she would be out in a flash). Continued to brush her with the unattached hand piece.

Week 3 – Started to use the attached hand piece to brush Soda, intermittently turning the vacuum on. Surprisingly this stage was a lot easier than stage two as she didn’t seem to mind the sucking motion of the Dyson groom, it was still only the noise that bothered her.

Week 4 – With the hand piece connected, the vacuum on, and far too many treats being dispersed, Soda is able to be brushed using the Dyson groom for up to 5 minutes. Halle-freaking-lujah!

Dyson Groom tool for pets

Removes up to 90% of shedding fur

I have to say my little girl impressed me beyond words with her transformation. And the result for her was amazing! The Dyson groom literally sucked away 90% of her shedding fur, which left us with a much cleaner home.

Has she become a dog that likes vacuums? No. She still runs outside when we turn the vacuum on, and just prefers not to be around them.

But can she sit quietly, with no stress, for 5 minutes while she is brushed with the Dyson Groom? Absolutely.

So for all you parents of scaredy cat dogs out there who had written off the Dyson Groom – here’s your chance to get on board.

If Soda and I can do it – anyone can!

Dog using the Dyson Groom tool

What we loved:

  • Attaches easily to Dyson vacuums
  • Hand held for easy brushing
  • Gentle sucking removes up to 90% of fur
  • Fur is removed from the coat – not your floor!
  • Brush is gentle on coat

Best for:

  • High shedding dogs
  • Dogs with thick coats
  • Dyson vacuum owners
  • Dog owners who like a clean house

Where to buy the Dyson Groom

The Dyson Groom and all Dyson accessories are available via Amazon:

You can also shop directly at the global Dyson website.

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8 responses to “Review: The Dyson Groom Tool for Dummies (& Scaredy Cats)”

  1. oooh I’m going to have to get one of those. Luckily my dog isn’t afraid of the Dyson & I have been known to vacuum him with the hard floor attachment :-P this will make life a little easier & seeing he sheds fur even without moving hopefully I wont have to vacuum as much as I do now!

  2. Wow this is genius! I have short hair dogs but when (yes I said when!) i get a long-haired, I am nabbing one of these!

    Great job Soda!!

    P.S. I guess you did an ok job too. But let’s face it. Soda did all the work :P

  3. Rachel {Little bits of Lovely} says:

    Ahh this is exactly what I need! I’m forever cleaning up Charlie’s hair around the house and this looks like the perfect solution! Does it actually clip the hair as well? Xx

    • says:

      No – it looks similar to a clipper, but it just brushes like a slicker brush and sucks as you go. It gets into the underneath layers which means less shedding afterwards :)

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