Lucky Dog

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  • TV-G
  • 2013
  • 11 Seasons
  • 8.5  (309)

Lucky Dog is a heartwarming and educational television show that premiered on CBS in 2013. The show stars animal trainer Brandon McMillan, who rescues and rehabilitates dogs in order to find them their forever homes. The show is hosted by Michael Berger, and co-hosted by Eric Wiese.

Each episode of Lucky Dog follows a similar format, beginning with McMillan receiving a call about a dog in need of help. He then goes to the shelter to meet the dog and assess its behavior and needs. McMillan uses his years of experience as a professional animal trainer to work with the dog, teaching it basic obedience skills, socializing it with other dogs and people, and addressing any behavioral issues that may be preventing it from being adopted.

Throughout the process, McMillan uses positive reinforcement and trust-building techniques to form a bond with the dog. He also involves the dog's potential adopters in the training process, teaching them how to continue the training once they take the dog home. This not only helps to ensure the dog's long-term success in its new home, but it also educates viewers on proper dog training and care.

McMillan's work on Lucky Dog is not only focused on each individual dog, but also serves as a larger advocacy for shelter animals. He often emphasizes the importance of adopting animals from shelters rather than purchasing them from breeders or pet stores, and he highlights the numerous benefits of rescuing animals in need.

The show's hosts, including Berger and Wiese, provide narration and commentary throughout each episode. They add a personal touch to the show's stories, sharing their own experiences with rescued animals and the impact that animals can have on people's lives.

Overall, Lucky Dog is a wholesome and uplifting show that appeals to all ages. It offers a unique blend of entertainment and education, as viewers watch McMillan work his magic with each dog while also learning important lessons about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. The show's emphasis on adoption and rescue is a refreshing change from the typical reality TV fare, and its positive message is one that resonates with viewers of all backgrounds.

Lucky Dog is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (280 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2013.

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Targeted Training
21. Targeted Training
May 18, 2024
The health conditions of three different adopters inspire Brandon to move forward with targeted training; after the placement, a follow-up visit reveals how life has changed for everyone involved.
Charlotte Reunion
20. Charlotte Reunion
May 11, 2024
A special-needs dog is prepared for life in an equally "special" home.
Have Paws, Will Travel
19. Have Paws, Will Travel
May 4, 2024
Brandon reunites with two former students after preparing them for life with adopters who were interested in traveling with their furry friends.
Yogi Reunion
18. Yogi Reunion
April 27, 2024
An anxious 5-year-old chocolate lab mix becomes the perfect companion for a couple of empty nesters; a surprise reunion.
Kid-Friendly Dogs
17. Kid-Friendly Dogs
April 20, 2024
Brandon reunites with three different adopters and learns how the kid-friendly dogs that he trained for them have benefitted the children in their lives.
Lincoln Reunion
16. Lincoln Reunion
April 13, 2024
A friendly black Lab is trained to become a physical assist dog for a student with muscular dystrophy.
Buster Reunion
15. Buster Reunion
March 2, 2024
Brandon revisits with a 3-month-old puppy.
Joy Rides
14. Joy Rides
February 24, 2024
Brandon reunites with two former students after getting them acclimated to unusual modes of transportation that bring joy to their adopters.
Muffin Reunion
13. Muffin Reunion
February 17, 2024
Brandon revisits one of his favorite episodes, in which a neglected terrier mix gets a second chance with a family that is devoted to the Special Olympics; a surprise reunion.
Pets for Vets
12. Pets for Vets
February 10, 2024
Brandon reunites with two previous adopters and learns how his former students went on to become life-changers for military veterans.
Jemma Reunion
11. Jemma Reunion
February 3, 2024
A dog is trained to become the perfect canine ambassador for a woman's bed-and-breakfast.
Big Dog Reunions
10. Big Dog Reunions
January 27, 2024
Brandon reunites with three of his largest graduates and learns how life has changed for the people who adopted them.
Olive Reunion
9. Olive Reunion
January 20, 2024
A poodle mix that was trained to work alongside a child advocate in the Missouri court system; a long-distance reunion.
Two Talented Lhasa Apsos
8. Two Talented Lhasa Apsos
January 13, 2024
Brandon reunites with the adopters of two truly talented Lhasa Apsos after training one to be a photo model and the other to serve as the ring bearer in a wedding.
Ginger Reunion
7. Ginger Reunion
November 18, 2023
Brandon revisits an episode featuring a hoverboarding boy who kept begging his parents for a dog.
Tubbs Reunion
6. Tubbs Reunion
November 11, 2023
A dachshund mix can't stop wagging its tail.
Sandy Reunion
5. Sandy Reunion
November 4, 2023
Brandon revisits one of his favorite episodes featuring a golden retriever that answers the call of duty for a wounded warrior in need.
Stark Reunion
4. Stark Reunion
October 28, 2023
Brandon revisits one of his favorite episodes, which features a couple whose Lhasa apso was trained to serve as the ring bearer in their wedding.
Bear Reunion
3. Bear Reunion
October 21, 2023
Brandon revisits one of his favorite episodes that sees a high-energy Great Dane matched with a small-statured adopter.
Wilson Reunion
2. Wilson Reunion
October 14, 2023
Brandon revisits one of his favorite episodes featuring a photographer and a former rescue dog transformed into a furry model.
Motu Reunion
1. Motu Reunion
October 7, 2023
Brandon revisits one of his favorite episodes, which features a cancer survivor with a passion for the ocean and a spunky Maltese mix facing its own physical challenge.
Where to Watch Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lucky Dog on demand at FuboTV and BYUtv.
  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (309)