I just made posted about my poor dog's terribly dry skin and mentioned that right now he's shedding like crazy. What has been really helpful for me as far as the shedding is the Dyson pet grooming tool. It's basically a slicker brush that just attaches to your Dyson's accessories hose. You press down on the lever, brush you pet like you normally would, lift the brush from your pet's coat, release the lever, and watch the hair get instantly sucked into the accessories hose. There's no hair that goes flying around a room. I love it.