Episodes

February 26, 2021

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

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.

February 19, 2021

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

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 f...

February 12, 2021

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

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.

February 02, 2021

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

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.

January 19, 2021

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

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 nuclear catastrophe.

January 19, 2021

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

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.

January 19, 2021

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

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 exceptional team of medical professionals at every stage of your dog’s life!

December 18, 2020

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

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...

November 11, 2020

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

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...

November 03, 2020

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

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...