Those who keep dogs are well known for being some of the most loving and dedicated pet owners in the world. While this may involve searching for the best premium dog food or spending thousands on specialist treatment, one dog lover has gone further than many.
Brandon McMillan has been responsible for training around 10,000 canines for television, movies, commercials, videos and people. However, he then turned his hand to saving dogs from animal shelters to train them so they can find happy homes.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Litton Entertainment wanted a specialist dog trainer who would be able to rescue, train and rehome 22 dogs in as many weeks and they found the perfect candidate in Mr McMillan.
To find the dogs, he will spend hours at shelters trying to discover which dogs show the most potential to be rehomed. The dog trainer admitted this would be the hardest part as he will have to leave so many canines behind, especially as around 9,000 dogs and cats are euthanised every day because they can't be rehomed.
"I can only take one out. 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," Mr McMillan said.
Before the dogs leave the trainer, they will be able to perform seven simple, but important, commands - sit, stay, down, come, off, heel and no.
He said: "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."
Mr McMillan will then choose the most suitable family from the number of applicants that emailed him at his Southern California ranch called the Lucky Dog Ranch.
Written by: Hannah