Episodes

Celebrity Dog Adoptions with Melissa Bacelar | The Long Leash #21

June 23, 2021

Melissa Bacelar is THE celebrity pet matchmaker, with stories to match. Her intimate love for the many dogs she rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes fuels her star power … resulting in unbelievable success in Hollywood and beyond.

Dean Koontz: Best-Selling Author and Massive Dog Lover | The Long Leash #20

June 16, 2021

A dog strangled Dean Koontz when he was six. He still thinks dogs are magical angels with a higher-level intelligence.

Guest: Dean Koontz

“We Don’t Deserve Dogs” with Rose Tucker & Matthew Salleh | The Long Leash #19

June 9, 2021

People need dogs and perhaps they need us, but what do humans do to deserve the unconditional love that they give? Travel the world with the filmmakers behind ‘We Don’t Deserve Dogs’ as they try to answer that question.

Pet Business Success And How To Recover From Burnout with Kristin Morrison | The Long Leash #18

June 3, 2021

Kristin Morrison turned her pet sitting business into a million-dollar success and what followed was more than she could have imagined. Getting there wasn’t a walk in the ‘dog’ park, but the lessons learned along the way should be in every pet businessperson’s ‘how to’ book.

Steve Dale - Animal Behaviorist & Trainer | The Long Leash #17

May 29, 2021

Steve Dale is an award-winning journalist and certified animal behavior specialist. For more than two decades, he has been dedicated to advancing wellness in our pets, every which way he can.

How to Be There for Your Dog at the End with Lori Levine | The Long Leash #16

May 19, 2021

Lori Levine knows what it is to grieve. She also knows how to make epic celebrations for celebrities. In 2020, she had to draw on all her experience, hard-won wisdom, and strength to transform the death of her three VIP dogs into the experience they – and their human family – deserved.

London’s Urban Dogs Pamper Time with Barry Karacostas | The Long Leash #15

May 14, 2021

Chef Barry Karacostas started walking his dog Leo to overcome his own addiction. Eventually, they ran unleashed through London’s Kensington Park. Their momentum uncovered a deep, unmet canine need … and built a successful business.

Iditarod Dreaming with Robert Forto | The Long Leash #14

May 10, 2021

Robert Forto made his first long-distance run, or mush, in 1994. His new hobby seeded a dream that still calls him: to run the Iditarod. How many thousands of miles more will he have to mush before his ambitions become reality?

Mom to Millions (and Daisy) with Donna Dees | The Long Leash #13

May 5, 2021

Donna Dees is a high-powered publicity expert with an extraordinary career. Now she’s birthing the Million Mom March ... and her husband asks for a divorce. How’s she going to spin this to their young children? Enter Daisy the Divorce Dog … Donna’s best ever pivot.

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…