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Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

Spring 2015 Television
Ages: 13 - 16 yrs.
Rating: TV G

Brandon McMillan's mission in life? Dogs.

He has devoted himself to helping stray and unwanted pooches to find a purpose and a loving home. He's turning unlucky dogs into very lucky and happy ones.

Watch as McMillan picks up a dog from a shelter and works his magic, tirelessly training and rehabilitating dogs in need.

Most of the time, says McMillan, a dog's training problems stem from a lack of exercise, a lack of grooming, and a lack of care and attention.

The show's tone is heartwarming and uplifting. One particularly moving episode featured Sandy, a purebred Golden retriever who needed a home. McMillan worked to train Sandy to become a guide dog for Tim, a Marine who lost both legs to an explosive device while serving overseas. Tim was so happy to have Sandy come into his life.

If you're having trouble with a dog in your house, it might be helpful to watch an episode to get a sense of McMillan's philosophies. And if you're thinking of bringing a dog into your home, this show will probably clinch it for you, as McMillan shows there should be no unwanted dogs in the world.

Ann Oldenburg   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, a freelance writer and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, writes about television, celebrities and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She is the co-author of a travel guide book titled The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, with her husband, Don Oldenburg, a former Washington Post writer. She and Don, who have three sons, live in McLean, Va.

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