Shocking footage shows a groomer roughly pushing and pulling a dog in his care – but shop owner claims there’s a reason for the ‘severe’ treatment
- Sydney mom saw two dogs ‘abused’ by a Sydney pet groomer
- She and kids were shocked by the groomer’s behavior, they removed their dog
- She posted the video to a Facebook community group to warn others
- Salon owner claims he’s a dog lover, mad at people trying to ruin his business
Shocking images from a groomer who allegedly treated two dogs very roughly, including “grabbing a dog by the throat,” left a mother and her two children so uncomfortable that they took their pet out of the store.
The mother, who declined to be named, was shocked to see a groomer at a pet grooming parlor in northern Sydney subject her cavoodle to “traumatic abuse” in his shop on Tuesday, which she filmed and posted on Facebook.
The video attracted a lot of attention, leading to a slew of bad reviews online – with the store owner claiming strangers are trying to “cancel” his business.
A mother of two captured a video of a Sydney groomer roughly treating two dogs – including her own cavoodle – before rushing in to remove her dog from the salon
The woman told Daily Mail Australia that she confronted the groomer about his treatment of two dogs, including her cavoodle Lola, but had “not an ounce of regret.”
Myself and my two children witnessed a puppy in front of ours, smaller and very shy being treated roughly, hand around his neck as he was being pulled up and down and back and forth, so I started filming as our dog went out was brought,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
“I started filming because we had just watched him grab the dog by the throat and push it back and forth.
“As you can see when I saw him getting rough with our dog, I dropped my phone and ran inside.
“Not an ounce of remorse from either man. It has been reported, but I felt the need to prevent anyone else from possibly experiencing this.
“My kids and I are still in shock from the most traumatic abuse from this groomer.”
But the groomer’s owner told Daily Mail Australia that the dog was not injured and that the staff member was holding the dog tightly so he wouldn’t accidentally cut it with scissors.
“The dog was very young, maybe six or seven months, anxious and untrained and doesn’t know how to stand, so he keeps trying to sit when we trim the fur,” the man told the Daily Mail Australia.
“She has a very matted coat and if the dog tries to sit it could be dangerous and we could accidentally cut the skin. It is therefore important to have the dog well under control.’
But he did admit that the groomer “got mad because the dog doesn’t keep very well.”
The woman’s Facebook post sparked a flood of bad reviews for the groomer, where she claims her dog was abused
Mr Inc said since the Facebook video came out that he had received complaints and abuse from all over the world, causing him so much stress that he could not sleep.
“I work hard, I understand everyone is stressed by Covid right now, but it’s not fair to try to harm my business,” he said.
In the past day, several people have been posting one-star reviews about his salon on Google. Before the video was posted, most of the salon’s reviews were positive.
Mr Inc said people are “obviously trying to harm my business, I’ve had to talk to lawyers.”
“I have been working with dogs for nine years and so far we have had no complaints. I have two standard poodles myself, I love dogs.’
Mr Inc said he would not fire the groomer “for one fault”.
“I spoke to him and asked him to be more friendly. I’m going to keep it.’