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Review: The Dyson Groom for Dummies (& Scardey-Cats)

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Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

Styling: Serena Faber-Nelson

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 LOVE the idea – I’d even posted about it before.

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 vaccuum cleaners. It’s weird, considering she has a neat freak mum who borders on OCD with cleaning, you’d think over the last decade she would have gotten used to the vaccuum. But no – everytime the vaccum 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 foward thinking…

So when I received the email from Dyson, after I got over my initial fear, I decided it was time Soda and I took up the challenge to see if the Dyson Groom could be used on scardey-cat dogs.


Here’s what we did:

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

Week 2 – Started getting Soda to eat treats off and near the vaccum cleaner. Progressed to turning the vaccum 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 handpiece.

Week 3 – Started to use the attached handpiece 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!

Bye bye pet hair! A full review or the Dyson Groom tool for pets - and a step by step guide on how to use it (even with dogs scared of the vacuum!)


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 house.

Has she become a dog that likes vaccuums? No. She still runs outside when we turn the vaccum on. She 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.

Bye bye pet hair! A full review or the Dyson Groom tool for pets - and a step by step guide on how to use it (even with dogs scared of the vacuum!)


  • 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


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


>>> Grab your very own Dyson Groom HERE.

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

Styling: Serena Faber-Nelson

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8 responses to “Review: The Dyson Groom for Dummies (& Scardey-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 😛 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 😛

  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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