Cynology: The Study of Dogs with Brandon McMillan

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Your best friend is a hairy beast and that's something to celebrate. This episode is a little different in tone and let's just say GOOD LUCK NOT CRYING, SUCKERS. Alie sits down with "Lucky Dog" host Brandon McMillan, who cares more about saving shelter mutts than he does about the 3 Daytime Emmys he's won for doing it. Learn about his Hollywood drama-worthy backstory that led to being one of the world's most celebrated dog trainers, plus how to calm anxious pups, breeders vs. shelter rescues, and how and why dogs help our brains and save our lives. Dogs 4 president 2020. 

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Brandon's non-profit to provide service dogs to veterans is called ARGUS. I said Angus; how embarrassing.

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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Some links which perhaps you'll enjoy:

Brandon on "Ellen"

Info on Brandon’s dad

Please please gaze upon Gunther Gebel-Williams

The article about Hawaii that also made me cry

Blanche Saunders movie about dogs OMG Y’ALL

Monks with dogs (don’t always have the answers.)

Wait, what IS a dog?

Nepotism has a fun origin though!

It’s ARGUS service dogs but I said ANGUS. Urrrgh. Sorry!

I cried at this Argus video

What was your dog bred to do? 

Uhhhh, French bulldogs are maybe a little dicey

Which dogs can smell bus farts the best?

Animals that people have tried to bring on planes

The whites of your eyes are the windows to your poker hand

Dogs and oxytocin (not oxycontin)

Don’t let your ESA pup bite a child’s face, hnnnkay?

Doggo relax music 

“My my! You, my dear compatriot, are indeed a party hound!”

“I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel” is from the world’s best movie, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Who let the dogs out? Baha Men did.



Alie Ward