Dog groomer’s not so subtle hint to owner who forgot to brush pet’s coat


You’re not always going to get everything right the first time – but as long as you learn from your mistakes then you have grown as a person.

A dog owner came face-to-face with her mistake when collecting her cockapoo, Sooty, from the groomers, and seeing his body coat had been completely shaven off.

Owner Anne Fox, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, told The Mirror: “My dog got scalped once. When I went to the groomers to pick him up, I was met at the door with his full body coat, hence why I brush him now.”

At first she was taken back by the mass of fur in front of her, but has vowed to increase how often she brushes him to prevent it from happening again.

“It did grow back. He gets brushed a bit more now,” she added.

It comes after another dog was left looking like ‘Pennywise the Clown’ after having its haircut.

An owner took their doodle, a cross between a poodle and another dog, to the groomers expecting it to return to them ‘soft and fluffy’.

But the poor pooch had to be shaven down to the skin due to extreme matting.

Sharing a picture to Reddit, a man wrote: “I feel like my dog looks way too cute. Barber replied: I got chu fam’.”

However, the man didn’t get the reaction he was expecting as users came to the groomer’s defence, stating the owner brought in on themselves by failing to brush their dog.

One user said: “Although this poor dog looks like Pennywise, what people have been saying about brushing them is so important.

“I just got a doodle and have been researching them. This is something I knew going in but I imagine it came as a shock to some owners who got a doodle when they ‘came into fashion’ a few years back.”

Another user added: “Dog groomer’s spouse here. I hear horror stories about doodles at least twice a day.

“Apparently about one out of every five to 10 are so matted underneath the top coat that they need to be shaved down.

“My wife gets cussed out almost every time this happens, even though they tell owners (and even send out letters) about regularly brushing their doodle.”

A third user said: “I have a doodle. He needs to be brushed every day or even my fingers run through his matting spots (back legs, underarms) otherwise it is a nightmare.

“It breaks my heart when I see people who very clearly don’t brush their doodles. It’s very easy to tell matted fur from curly fur.”