Episodes

Solving Crime One Sniff at a Time with Jen Danna | The Long Leash #71

Dec. 9, 2022

Dogs share a deep bond with humans, particularly when they work together in search and rescue and police work.

Connecting Human Health with Vet Care with Dr. Michael Blackwell | The Long Leash #70

Dec. 2, 2022

Veterinary care is expensive, even though the health of family members – human or canine – is priceless. When it’s the dog’s pain pills or food on the table, what’s a human to do?

What it Means to be “Dog-Friendly” with Beth Miller | The Long Leash #69

Nov. 25, 2022

What does it mean to be dog friendly? It’s not just a pat on the head or a treat in the pocket.

Guest: Beth Miller

A Sommelier's Guide to Pairing Dogs with Wine with Michele Gargiulo | The Long Leash #68

Nov. 18, 2022

Is there anything more lovable than a French Chardonnay? Perhaps only a Golden Retriever! Certified Sommelier Michele Gargiulo teaches us how to pair lovable shelter dogs with delicious wines.

When a Vet Oncologist Gets Cancer with Dr. Renée Alsarraf | The Long Leash #67

Nov. 11, 2022

Dr. Renée Alsarraf made it her life's purpose to help animals and their families navigate the c-word: Cancer. But everything changed when doctor became patient.

The Emotional Cost of Being a Vet with George Melillo | The Long Leash #66

Nov. 4, 2022

Veterinarians are at high risk of suicide: twice as likely to kill themselves than the general public. George Melillo is creating workspaces that reduce that risk … and give better care to our pets.

A Place to Call Home for Senior Dogs with Valerie Reid | The Long Leash #65

Oct. 28, 2022

What happens to dogs who are alone and suffering … especially the elderly? The lucky ones find themselves at Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary.

Making Your Vet Visit Fear Free with Dr. Marty Becker | The Long Leash #64

Oct. 21, 2022

Fear is the worst thing a dog (or any pet) can experience. Today, meet the vet whose lifelong mission is to remove that fear from our dogs' lives.

My Life as a Hollywood Animal Trainer with Mark Harden | The Long Leash #63

Oct. 14, 2022

Mark Harden has trained Hollywood animal actors for four decades: rats, elephants, and most animals in between. Which species is the best at acting? Dogs, of course.

When a Swimming Legend met a Water Rescue Dog with Lynne Cox | The Long Leash #62

Oct. 7, 2022

By age 17, Lynne Cox had already swum the English Channel … twice. She’s achieved many more incredible feats – but a Newfoundland water rescue dog is her hero.

Sit, Stay, Speak...with Buttons! with Leo Trottier | The Long Leash #61

Sept. 30, 2022

Wouldn’t it be great if talking to your dog was as easy as pressing a button? Well now, it is!

A Journalist’s Journey to Save her Boxer with Jane Cowan | The Long Leash #60

Sept. 23, 2022

When award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent Jane Cowan’s boxer Shiva fell ill, the reporter’s biggest investigative story yet started to shape itself.

Combining Archaeology & Canine Forensics with Alex DeGeorgey | The Long Leash #59

Sept. 16, 2022

When a wildfire engulfs a home, everything is destroyed. During a rapid evacuation, urns filled with precious cremains can get left behind. Is it possible to recover these ashes within ashes?

Confronting Past Trauma with Golden Courage with Ward Serrill | The Long Leash # 58

Sept. 9, 2022

Abusive childhoods often leave unseen scars. Can the love of a dog can give us the courage to face our demons and become whole?

My Life Transformed by a Golden Angel with Dean Koontz | The Long Leash # 57

Sept. 2, 2022

Writing legend Dean Koontz shares how his life was completely transformed by a furry golden angel.

Presidential Pooches with Andrew Hager | The Long Leash #56

Aug. 19, 2022

Richard Nixon knew the way to the people's hearts and votes was through a dog. And he wasn’t the only one.

When Your Child Asks for a Dog with Ciaran Walsh | The Long Leash #55

Aug. 5, 2022

Ciaran Walsh is fighting to reduce the number of dogs going to shelters and break down the puppy mill trade. But he’s going about it in a most creative and untraditional way, via a children’s book called One-Eyed Leo.

Changing the Dog Catcher Narrative with Ed Jamison | The Long Leash #54

July 22, 2022

Whether training for marathons with pound pups or bringing Pitbulls to afternoon tea, Ed Jamison uses science and data to change the dog catcher narrative.

Tales of Dogs We’ve Loved with Jim Mitchem | The Long Leash #53

July 8, 2022

What is one thing that unites every single dog owner throughout all of time? Eventually, we all must say goodbye.

Winning at Westminster with Kate Basedow | The Long Leash #52

July 1, 2022

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world. What is it like to win? One of our own here at DPN experienced just that.

Dogs on Deployment with Alisa Johnson | The Long Leash #051

June 24, 2022

Serving your country can be hard, dangerous, and lonely. And if you have a dog, you can lose them … until now.

Fate and Bull Terriers with Martha Teichner | The Long Leash #50

June 10, 2022

Veteran journalist Martha Teichner has reported on war, apartheid, 9/11, the pandemic, and more … but her most compelling coverage may be the love story between her two Bull Terriers.

To Russia with Love: Some Hope in the Darkness with Debbie Deegan | The Long Leash #49

May 27, 2022

An 86-year-old grandma left her beloved dog behind in Ukraine as she fled the war. Debbie Deegan reunited them.

Dog Movies that Make Us Cry Tears of Joy with Mark Bomback | The Long Leash #48

May 13, 2022

Screenwriter Mark Bomback discovers the thrill of making people cry about dogs with the film The Art of Racing in the Rain.