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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, lecturer and interim director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, writes about television, food, workplace issues 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 and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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