Rebel Wilson’s show Pooch Perfect is facing allegations of dog cruelty by viewers

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ABC’s Pooch Perfect hosted by Rebel Wilson is facing “ dog abuse ” allegations from viewers who say they can’t imagine the puppies as being “ poked, cut, bejeweled and dressed. ”

The series premiered on Tuesday and featured 10 grooming teams competing for the $ 100,000 top prize.

For the first episode, the teams were asked to turn muddy dogs into a ‘prized dog’. They then took part in a second challenge to turn the dogs into a completely different animal.

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped its creators over what they believe is dog cruelty.

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ABC's Pooch Perfect hosted by Rebel Wilson (right) faces 'dog abuse' allegations from viewers who say they can't imagine the puppies as being 'poked, cut, bejeweled and dressed'

ABC’s Pooch Perfect hosted by Rebel Wilson (right) faces ‘dog abuse’ allegations from viewers who say they can’t imagine the puppies as being ‘poked, cut, bejeweled and dressed’

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped the creators roughly over what they think is dog cruelty.

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped the creators roughly over what they think is dog cruelty.

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped the creators roughly over what they think is dog cruelty.

One dog appears to have been groomed before the competition to resemble a tiger

One dog appears to have been groomed before the competition to resemble a tiger

One dog appears to have been groomed before the competition to resemble a tiger

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped its creators roughly over what they believe is dog cruelty.

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped the creators roughly over what they think is dog cruelty.

And while the show seems to bring some lighthearted fun to the TV screen, several people have slapped the creators roughly over what they think is dog cruelty.

“I liked the first segment, but 4 hours of coloring, cutting, etc. a dog seems a bit much,” wrote one Twitter user.

Another commented: ‘I just saw a commercial for #PoochPerfect. Anyone else think that looks like dog cruelty? I mean.’

“You can’t convince me that dogs are poked, cut, jeweled and dressed like that,” wrote a third person.

One user said, ‘The longer I watch this show, the worse I feel for these poor dogs. #PoochPerfect. ‘

Another wrote: ‘That show went from awww cute to omg these dogs are ok until I am very quickly traumatized.’

A request from DailyMail.com for comment to ABC was not immediately answered Thursday morning.

Another dog was decked out in multiple colors, including green, red, yellow, and blue

Another dog was decked out in multiple colors, including green, red, yellow, and blue

Another dog was decked out in multiple colors, including green, red, yellow, and blue

This little dog was seen walking the runway with dots

This little dog was seen walking the runway with dots

This little dog was seen walking the runway with dots

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) also did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment, but the organization told the New York Post that tie-dye carries the risk of allergic reactions and / or fatal poisoning.

Dogs trust us to keep them safe, but shows like ‘Pooch Perfect’ can encourage people to treat them as if they were things to decorate, like a ceramic pot, giving them dangerous paint jobs at home that don’t just put the risk with bring themselves along. of an allergic reaction or deadly poisonous poisoning, but also cause stress, ”PETA said.

The dogs used on this show aren’t things but creatures, and they deserve to curl up at home with a loving guardian – rather than having to put up with being tied to a counter and painted by strangers for hours on end and poked. ‘

The show is hosted by Wilson whose family has a long history of handling and caring for dogs.

Last month, the Australian actress said her great-grandmother has started a beagle club in Australia and that her mother approves dog shows internationally.

As a child, Wilson traveled in her family’s yellow van to shows and sold grooming products despite being allergic to dogs.

“My mom was devastated when I chose not to carry on the family legacy,” Wilson said.

When I told her I was not going to continue in the family business and try to become an international movie star, she cried. I had to tell her in a public place so she wouldn’t do anything too crazy, ”Rebel added.

On the show, Lisa Vanderpump, dog groomer Jorge Bendersky and vet Callie Harris will vote for dog grooming creations and one team will be sent back to the doghouse – or eliminated – every week.

The remaining teams come together in a nursing transformation. The top three teams compete for $ 100,000. The show is based on an Australian version.

Pooch Perfect is Wilson’s first project after undergoing its own transformation. She lost 60 pounds during her self-proclaimed health year last year.

“I showed it a little too shamelessly on Instagram,” she said. ‘I get two looks per episode, and I enjoy working with my stylist and showing off the new physique because I’m still single. So this is my prime-time chance to just actually release it. ‘

Wilson worked without a studio audience because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the seats were filled with stuffed animals.

“I’m trying to put the comedy on the show,” she said. I also do what’s called ‘dogography’ on the show, a new term I invented. We dress the PAs (production assistants) in dog costumes and I train small dances. I tried to make it a bit lighter. ‘