Episodes

Leigh Isaacson, Co-Founder of Dig Dates | The Long Leash #12

March 26, 2021

James Jacobson speaks with the CEO of Dig, Leigh Isaacson. What happens when your sister inspires your Next Big Dog Business Idea? What’s it like to be a Dogpreneur?

Saying Yes to Fate with Martha Teichner | The Long Leash #11

March 17, 2021

Since 1977, Martha Teichner has reported on everything for CBS News, from war to apartheid to 9/11 to the coronavirus pandemic. This veteran journalist's world really opened up when she said yes to meeting Harry, an elderly bull terrier whose mom, Carol Fertig, was dying of cancer.

Science Rooted in Kindness with Paul Owens | The Long Leash #10

Feb. 26, 2021

When Paul Owens first started training dogs, he used force – choke collars and punishment – to make dogs obedient. He was good at it, too … until one day, he found a better way.

Guest: Paul Owens

Making Us All Cry in Public with Mark Bomback | The Long Leash #9

Feb. 19, 2021

Here’s an unexpected perk Mark Bomback got for writing The Art of Racing in the Rain : he got to make people cry. The prolific screenwriter is more accustomed to writing big action movies, where trains blow up and buildings fall. But after his script about a dog narrating his last canine incarnatio…

Guest: Mark Bomback

Dogs of the Silver Screen with Wendy Mitchell | The Long Leash #8

Feb. 12, 2021

Dogs started upstaging humans on the silver screen in 1894. They wandered into the shot as the Lumière brothers filmed their first test, and have drawn our focus ever since.

"Best Day of Their Life" Peter Rork of Dog is My CoPilot | The Long Leash #7

Feb. 2, 2021

How do you find your heart's work in the middle of heartbreak? James Jacobson finds out by speaking with Dr. Peter Rork, pilot-turned-orthopedic-surgeon-turned-shelter-dog-rescuer.

Guest: Peter Rork

American Presidents and Their Dogs with Andrew Hager | The Long Leash #6

Jan. 19, 2021

On this episode of The Long Leash, Historian-in-Residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, Andrew Hager, shares some fascinating stories about dogs in the White House. He talks to James Jacobson about everything from a presidential dog named Satan to one who could have been the key to preventing a n…

Pets at the White House with Jennifer Pickens | The Long Leash #5

Jan. 19, 2021

Author and White House social expert, Jennifer Pickens joins James Jacobson in conversation on this episode of The Long Leash. Jennifer Pickens shares some spectacular stories about one of the most historic homes in the world and all of its four-legged inhabitants.

How to Find a Great Veterinarian with Dr. Judy Morgan | The Long Leash #4

Jan. 19, 2021

This episode is from Dog Cancer Answers: Dr. Judy Morgan discusses how pet parents can build stronger relationships with their dog’s medical care team, how to find a great vet if you need one, how to communicate your needs as a client, and everything else that goes into finding and keeping an excep…

Floof & Dog Haircuts During a Pandemic | The Long Leash #3

Dec. 18, 2020

March 2020: the pandemic forces our economy into a temporary coma. As our horror mounted at the number of cases, and as the shut-down lingered, dog parents confined to home recognized a secondary health crisis building. What to do about pets who...

While on military deployment, who looks after the dog? | The Long Leash #2

Nov. 11, 2020

Dogs on Deployment is akin to a dating service that matches military personnel who are about to deploy with volunteers who will look after their pets while they are away on deployment. Alisa Johnson, the organization's co-founder and president...

Dogs sell tacos and trucks. Can they sell a President? | The Long Leash #1

Nov. 3, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of The Long Leash. To start things off, our guest today is Rob Schwartz who was once described as a "CEO's Creative Director." In other words, the rare creative person who is fascinated by all aspects of a business and...