Birthday: October 2
Brandon McMillan is a professional animal trainer and behaviorist who has spent his entire life learning about and working with all types of animals—from household pets to the wildest of untamed beasts.
Born into a family of animal entertainers, McMillan has been training animals since he was a child. Thanks to his father and uncle who gave him the skills and techniques to train animals of every kind, McMillan developed an attachment to these animals at an early age. He jokes that he’s been “picking up animal poop” as far back as he can remember. His early years around the animal performers gave him valuable skills that he uses often in his current career as a Los Angeles based animal trainer for film and television. McMillan is frequently hired by Hollywood’s top A-list celebrities to transform their out-of-control pooches into well-mannered dogs.
McMillan has a diverse background with wild animals, but his passion lies with dogs. He is very well-known for rescuing dogs on death row, then turning them into well-trained pets, service animals and, sometimes, even movie stars. “Over 1.5 million dogs are euthanized every year in America because they can’t find homes. I’m just doing my part,” says McMillan.