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Brandon McMillan            

Animal Trainer Known as the Host of CBS's "Lucky Dog" Series

Brandon McMillan has spent his entire life perfecting the art of dog training. Drawing into his years as a wild animal trainer for film and television, McMillan has created a unique training system he likes to call a “hybrid system” where he takes all his knowledge and experience of working with wild animals and applies it to the domestic world of dogs. He’s constantly seen using his distinct methods on his hit television show “Lucky Dog” on CBS, a show where he made his “7 Common Commands™” training system popular.

Born into a family of animal entertainers, McMillan has been training wild animals since he was born. Thanks to his father and uncle who gave him the knowledge and work ethic, McMillan developed an attachment to animals at an early age. His early years around the animal performers gave him valuable skills that he uses in his current career as a Los Angeles-based animal trainer.

Since becoming an animal trainer, McMillan has trained lions, bears, tigers, reptiles, and even insects for such films as The Hangover, We Bought a Zoo, The Jungle Book II, I Am Sam, Buddy, Soul Plane, Red Dragon and television’s "24," "Jackass," "Wildboyz," and "Carnivale," plus hundreds of commercials and ads.

An avid surfer and diver, McMillan is featured on the Shark Week show "Great White Serial Killer." In "Great White Serial Killer," McMillan examines two fatal shark attacks on California's Surf Beach using evidence found after both attacks to determine if the same shark was responsible for both attacks.


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