He is best known for his role as host and trainer of the television series Lucky Dog on CBS. The 43-year-old has won two Emmy awards for his hosting work on Lucky Dog. Brandon lives bi-coastally between New York and Los Angeles.
Why is Brandon McMillan leaving Lucky Dog?
On October 24, Brandon took to Facebook to announce his departure from Lucky Dog.
He cited his reasons for leaving as the show dynamic changing from showcasing his”passion for saving dogs and training them for a purpose” to something more corporate-driven.
He said when the crew began filming the show, they had “the best times.”
“As the years went on big money started pouring into the show which meant more cooks in the kitchen making decisions,” wrote Brandon.
“This is where Hollywood can take a great idea and turn it into a money-driven business. When the fun gets taken out of a tv show then it’s no longer fun to show up.
“Today will be my final episode of Lucky Dog. The irony is the dog that started it all is the legacy that I’ll leave it on. I cannot thank you all enough for your years of support you all have given me,” he continued.
“You were there to see me cry when I said goodbye to Sandy… when I said goodbye to Charlotte… when I said goodbye to little Olive… and countless other dogs.
“Being as real as I possibly can was the most important thing for me because you the viewers know acting from reality. This was a serious show that saved the lives of hundreds of dogs.
“Mission accomplished. But this is not the end… it’s just the beginning. Where will my next adventure be? Who knows… but you’ll be with me on that journey too.
Brandon is an American television personality, animal trainer, author, and television producer.
He is best known for his role as host and trainer of the television series Lucky Dog on CBS.
The 43-year-old has won two Emmy awards for his hosting work on Lucky Dog.
Brandon lives bi-coastally between New York and Los Angeles.
He boasts 178,000 Instagram followers and now hosts online Masterclasses on dog training.
The Masterclasses “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.”
‘Lucky Dog’ is a heartwarming and inspiring CBS series
The premise of Lucky Dog is to rescue as many “unadoptable” dogs from animal shelters across the United States as possible. Once these dogs are rescued, award-winning trainer Brandon McMillan worked to rehabilitate these troubled dogs into lovable family companions. The work done on the show is both heartwarming and inspiring; he was able to help many shelter dogs find loving homes in the process.
According to IMDb, McMillan hosted 182 episodes of Lucky Dog during his seven years on the show. Throughout his time on the show, McMillan also accumulated quite a few accolades. In 2015, McMillan won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for Lucky Dog. In 2016, the show won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series. In 2018, McMillan would win an Emmy for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for a second time.
So why did Brandon McMillan leave Lucky Dog?
Who is the new host of Lucky Dog?
Meet the new hosts of ‘Lucky Dog’: Eric and Rashi Wiese.
His passion for dog training began at age 15, when he started volunteering at a local boarding kennel in St.
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