I know some pups are scared of the fur-sucker-upper machine….but I really enjoy it! Granted, I cannot hear the loud noise it makes so it makes it a lot less threatening to me! In fact, I love the feeling of fur-free carpets and floors as they are perfect for army-crawling and butt-spins (nobody wants excess sheds on them). Plus when this machine comes by me, it gives a gentle gust of wind which is rather relaxing when you are day-dreaming! So never fear pups, this cleaner-upper is actually our friend!