22 lucky dogs will have the chance to find new homes as part of a new CBS TV show to be called, what else, “Lucky Dog.” The show, which will run Saturday mornings for 22 weeks will feature noted dog trainer turned rescuer Brandon McMillan.
McMillan, who has trained more than 10,000 canines for television, movies, commercials, videos and people, previously hosted the show “Night” about the nocturnal habits of animals in the wild for Animal Planet.
According to producer Litton Entertainment, McMillan will have the difficult task of choosing only one dog to save from a shelter each week.
“That means I have to walk by 99 I can't take. All 100 are very trainable, very place-able and just as smart as the next dog. Often the one I choose just comes down to one I make a connection with," he stated, adding that whatever one is selected must get along with kids.
He will also be in charge of selecting the adoptive family who will “win” custody of the pooch by evaluating emails he receives at his “Lucky Dog Ranch” in southern California. In addition to training the dog, McMillan will also spend time teaching the family how to handle it properly.
"My theory of training is a lot like martial arts. You learn the technique one day and you perfect it for years to come. With the dogs, I teach them technique when I am training them. I teach the family to perfect the technique over the years to come."
"Lucky Dog" will be followed by another animal themed program "Dr. Chris Pet Vet," which will feature Australian veterinarian Chris Brown treating a wide array of animals.