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Meet Your Instructor: Brandon McMillan

Brandon McMillan

Lesson time 10:06 min

Brandon McMillan is a master animal trainer and the Emmy-winning host of “Lucky Dog.” In his MasterClass, he’ll show you his simplified training system that will build trust and increase obedience and control with your dog.

Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

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[00:00:02.97] [00:00:03.96] [00:00:07.92] [00:00:09.41] [00:00:12.38] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:20.30] BRANDON MCMILLAN (VOICEOVER): Your dog comes from a lineage that was bred hundreds if not thousands of years ago for a purpose for a job. But our dogs have also been loving, devoted members of our families-- our best friends. Training, it builds trust. [00:00:44.79] - Beautiful, nice. Good boy. [00:00:48.81] BRANDON MCMILLAN (VOICEOVER): And it deepens your relationship with your dog. [00:00:52.43] - That's a sit-- perfect. Good, that's a down. [00:00:56.37] BRANDON MCMILLAN (VOICEOVER): I've made it my life's mission to save dogs with my training system. [00:01:00.32] ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Brandon McMillan. [00:01:02.73] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [00:01:04.09] - So Brandon-- and if you watch the show, "Lucky Dog," you hear him the way he rewards the dogs is like, good, good, good. [00:01:10.65] - There you go-- good, good, good. There you go-- good. [00:01:12.79] - Here with some canine cures is the Emmy-winning host and trainer from the CBS series "Lucky Dog," Brandon McMillan. Brandon, great to see you, Brother. [00:01:19.27] - You too. [00:01:19.73] ANNOUNCER: Yes. [00:01:21.09] - Off. [00:01:22.46] BRANDON MCMILLAN (VOICEOVER): When you learn these things, you'll not only have a well-trained dog, but you'll have a best friend who trusts and loves you and will be there for you through thick and thin for the rest of their life. [00:01:35.47] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:02:00.87] - I come from a family of animal trainers. My father, my uncle, my stepmother, my mother-- they were all wild animal trainers in the circus. That was my heritage. That was my lineage. I grew up around all kinds of animals. By the time I was four years old, I was starting to raise tigers for my father's act. By the time I was 19, I started working for my uncle here in Los Angeles. [00:02:26.14] We trained everything-- tigers, bears, elephants, wolves, reptiles, primates-- you name it. We specialized in commercials and music videos. And the movie we did that everyone knows and always loves is "The Hangover." That was our tiger, Katie. I not only raised Katie from the time she was six months old, but I also trained her. She was one of the greatest cats we ever had. [00:02:54.92] Over the years, I slowly but surely was starting to get away from training wild animals and training more dogs, specifically shelter dogs. I started reading the statistics on how many dogs were euthanized because they couldn't find homes. At the time, the number was around $2 million dogs a year. Even though that number has been cut in half now, that's still an epidemic no matter which way you look at it. [00:03:17.09] That really set me off on a new path, a new journey in life. It took years to really go for it full-time and execute it. But once you start reading statistics and facts, it changes your perception on things. There was one moment t...

About the Instructor

The Emmy-winning host of "Lucky Dog", Brandon McMillan is an expert trainer dedicated to building relationships between humans and animals. In his MasterClass, Brandon shares his simple, effective training system to help you develop trust and control with your dog. From using commands like sit, stay, and down to fixing barking and digging, you’ll learn how to improve your dog’s behavior—and create a lifelong bond.

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