New Netflix show sparks outrage among dog lovers: "This is barbaric"

Oakland, California - Are these methods canine-friendly? A new show on Netflix has sparked massive outrage among dog lovers.

Canine Intervention will be released on Netflix on February 24 (collage).
Canine Intervention will be released on Netflix on February 24 (collage).  © Screenshot Facebook/Netflix, Mikkel/123RF

Netflix's Canine Intervention follows Jas Leverette's unique approach to dog training, promising to help any pooch with behavioral problems.

However, several viewers accused the dog trainer of using inhumane practices against the furry animals.

According to Wamiz, the show hasn't even aired yet.

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But the first trailer revealed enough to have plenty of users' blood boiling. They denounce Leverette's use of choke collars, prong collars, and electric shock collars as "barbaric" and "inhumane."

Since the trailer dropped, users have urged the streaming service to cancel the series. A petition has so far amassed 30,000 signatures.

"We don't need another Cesar-like trainer on tv showing inhumane training techniques to animal owners," they wrote.

But time is running short, as Netflix has announced docuseries' release for February 24.

Trailer for the Netflix series "Canine Intervention".

However, some dog owners have disagreed with the petitioners and have instead defended the techniques used by Leverette as being very effective. One dog owner said the collars looked dangerous but that he'd tested out his dogs' collars on himself and they are harmless.

Netflix has not responded to the criticism yet.

Cover photo: Screenshot Facebook/Netflix, Mikkel/123RF

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