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The Long Leash with James Jacobson

Summary: Dogs know that the most delicious and nourishing treats are often found on the ground. In “The Long Leash,” we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show. Listen in as James Jacobson, founder of Dog Podcast Network, chats with newsmakers and celebrated dog lovers. Go behind the scenes of a fledgling podcast network dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them.

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 Chris Roy - Doobert And Transporting Animals | The Long Leash #23 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2841

By day Chris Roy is an IT professional and by night and weekends, he’s an avid animal rescuer, pilot and superhero who loves to dream up new ways that technology can help people help animals. Chris Roy started flying animal rescues, transporting shelter dogs from high-kill locations to places where they were more likely to be adopted. But realizing that coordinating the ground and aviation legs was not as simple as it could be, he created a system to coordinate the trips . And he named it after his cat: Doobert. Doobert is a volunteer based Uber-like service with tens of thousands of volunteers across the US, that any rescue or shelter can use. It is kind of like match.com where rescues and shelters connect with each other and with volunteers who transport the animals wherever they need to go. The online platform has become a household name in the world of pet rescue, and it all started with a 17-year-old, 15-pound cat called Doobert. About Chris Roy and Doobert Chris Roy is the father of several cats and dogs and the creator of Doobert.com, an online software platform for animal welfare volunteers and organizations. As a multi-engine pilot from Milwaukee, Chris has flown hundreds of animal rescue missions and has helped relocate animals from high-kill shelters to no-kill shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries. With his experience and expertise in IT, he continues to look for ways to make it easier for everyone to help animals. Chris is a transformative, global leader in Information Technology and innovative technology disruptor in Animal Welfare. https://www.facebook.com/Doobertrescue https://twitter.com/Doobert https://www.instagram.com/doobert/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/doobert https://www.youtube.com/c/Doobert https://www.tiktok.com/#pipsrescue/ About The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE to The Long Leash so you’ll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Nicole Kincaid - Perfectly Imperfect Pups | The Long Leash #22 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2104

Nicole Kincaid has been rescuing dogs for over 10 years, but her journey with special needs pups started with two German Shepherds – Keena and her amputated leg and Mr Magoo who was blind. There was an instant connection and one that propelled Nicole down the path of establishing Perfectly Imperfect Pups rescue, or PIP for short, which specializes in dogs with special needs. Whether a dog is missing a leg, deaf, blind, is in a wheelchair or just needs some extra support, Nicole and her team give it the love and care it needs, and then finds the perfect fosters or adopters who are ready to embrace a dog with special needs. Her story is genuine and heart-warming, from starting the rescue to the many amazing ‘tails’ of the Pip-Abled and all the ups and downs that go along with it. About Nicole Kincaid & PIPs Perfectly Imperfect Pups (PIPs) founder and director Nicole Kincaid’s mission is to build a community of like-minded, dog rescue ninjas that strives to save the lives of at-risk dogs. PIPs primary focus are medical and special needs dogs that are often overlooked. We call these dogs “PIP-abled” which means perfectly imperfect. A dog that may need a wheelchair, is missing limbs, deaf, blind or in need of some extra love and care is their niche. While they love and focus on PIP-abled dogs; puppies, healthy adult dogs, and seniors they are inclusive of all dogs in need. All foster pups are kept in foster homes, and while they do not have a permanent location currently, that’s the long-term plan. PIP does not receive funding and runs solely on donations and adoption fees. https://pipsrescue.org// https://www.facebook.com/pipsrescue/ https://www.instagram.com/pipsrescue/ https://www.tiktok.com/#pipsrescue/ Links to The Dodo videos mentioned in this episode The Dodo: Tony does zoomies for the first time The Dodo: The charmed sisters About The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE to The Long Leash so you’ll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Celebrity Dog Adoptions with Melissa Bacelar | The Long Leash #21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2039

Jennifer Anniston, John Legend and Ariana Grande all have something in common beyond being celebrities. They’ve all been connected to their new furry best friends by celebrity pet matchmaker Melissa Bacelar. Based in Hollywood, Melissa has a starring role in the pet matchmaking business. She has a driving ambition to build a career focused on rescuing, rehabilitating and finding forever homes for dogs experiencing homelessness. And she’s a blockbuster success: since March, 2020, Wagmor Pets has rescued and rehomed more than 2,500 dogs ... some of them with A-list animal lovers. Her client list may be packed with stars, but the secret to her success is knowing that even the most prestigious careers don't erase humanity. Her clients are people, like you and I … they’re just looking for a pooch to love and care for and to become a part of the family. Of course, being a celebrity and adopting a dog is not as straightforward as it sounds. Here Melissa shares her behind the scenes stories of bringing some big stars together with their rescue dogs. She also explains how a chance meeting with a talk show host has changed her life forever. About Melissa Bacelar  Wagmor Pets is a non-profit international dog rescue devoted to helping solve the issue of dogs experiencing homelessness. It is committed to preventing cruelty and promoting kindness to animals with an overall aim is to reduce animal suffering and increase animal wellbeing. The work to rehome dogs to responsible and caring homes where they can thrive and live happy lives, was founded by Melissa Bacelar, celebrity pet matchmaker and dog expert. During the pandemic, from March 2020 to today, Wagmor Pets has rescued more than 2,800 dogs.  https://www.wagmorpets.org/  https://www.instagram.com/wagmorpets/?hl=en  https://www.facebook.com/Wagmorpets/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Dean Koontz: Best-Selling Author and Massive Dog Lover | The Long Leash #20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3795

WARNING: May cause excessive cuddling, so have tissues handy. International bestselling author Dean Koontz joins us for a long and gratifying chat. The subject? Dogs, of course. Dogs who have strangled him, inspired him, comforted him, and loved him. Dogs who have strengthened his marriage and kept his family safe. Dogs whose kisses felt like kismet. Dogs who laughed, and played, and watched movies. Dogs who serve Koontz, his wife Gerda, and his many friends with noble service. Dogs who co-authored several of his books. Dogs have entwined themselves in, featured in, and shaped Dean Koontz's writing career. And now, in his seventies, he has a lot of heartfelt, inspiring, and hilarious tails to spin. Your dog wants you to listen to this chat with one of our most kind, prolific, successful, talented writers. 100% Dog Satisfaction Guarantee: Dogs, get ready for tasty treats, because this episode will prime your human to dispense them. About Dean Koontz International bestselling author Dean Koontz has written more than 105 novels, a number of novellas and short stories, and has sold over 500 million copies to date. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. After graduating from Shippensburg State College Dean Koontz wrote nights and weekends around other jobs to launch his career as an author. With the support of his wife Gerda, Dean eventually made his mark and she eventually quit her job to run the business end of her husband’s writing career. The couple live in Southern California with their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens now passed, Trixie and Anna.  https://www.facebook.com/deankoontzofficial/  https://twitter.com/deankoontz  https://www.instagram.com/deankoontzofficial/  https://canine.org/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 “We Don’t Deserve Dogs” with Rose Tucker & Matthew Salleh | The Long Leash #19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3563

Partners in life, as well as art, documentary makers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker travelled the world, looking at the simple and extraordinary ways that dogs influence our daily lives. “We Don’t Deserve Dogs” is described by the pair as a contemplative odyssey across the planet, from former child soldiers in Uganda to the local pub in a Scottish town to a dog walker on the streets of Istanbul, this film is a kaleidoscope of unconventional portraits from fascinating locations. This is their second feature length documentary following “Barbecue” – about the ritual of cooking meat over an open flame. At the core, their films seek to tell global stories about the power of community, the role of tradition, and how unique cultural experiences shape the human condition. Those themes are absolutely captured in “We Don’t Deserve Dogs” and this conversation reveals not just the inner workings of the film, but the filmmaking process they used and the impact the Coronavirus pandemic had on its release. About Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker are an Australian born, Brooklyn based documentary filmmaking duo. Their debut feature Barbecue world premiered at SXSW in 2017, was picked up for a three year global release by Netflix, and won the 2018 James Beard Award for Best Documentary. Their second feature documentary, We Don't Deserve Dogs, was selected to premiere in competition at SXSW 2020, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film recommenced its festival run later in 2020, with selections at major festivals including Warsaw Film Festival, Miami Film Festival GEMS, and the Brisbane International Film Festival. Matt and Rosie's films are consistent festival favorites, screening at over 40 film festivals. Their short documentary Pablo’s Villa was the recipient of the 2014 ATOM Award for Best Australian Short Documentary, and Central Texas Barbecue was awarded Best Short Film at the 2015 New York Food Film Festival. https://www.wedontdeservedogs.com/ About The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Pet Business Success And How To Recover From Burnout with Kristin Morrison | The Long Leash #18 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2933

Kristin Morrison is not only a seasoned veteran when it comes to the pet business world, but an inspiration on how to be successful. Kristin has written numerous books on how to do that, including 30 Days to Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business, and How to Recover From Pet Business Burnout. She also coaches others on how to build a successful pet business through her ‘Six-Figure Pet Business Academy’. But it’s not been a walk in the ‘dog’ park. When Kristin started her pet sitting business in the 1990’s she was working up to 100 hours a week. She realized there had to be a better way to do the thing she loved, while making money and with a better work-life balance. That light bulb moment was the catalyst for the incredible success she has had since. There have of course been ups and downs, lots of learning and relearning and a soul-searching recovery from burnout. But as Kristin is about sharing her experiences to help others and she has been generous in sharing her journey with The Long Leash.  About Kristin Morrison  Kristin Morrison has been featured on Yahoo Finance, ABC, NBC, CBS, Good Morning Arizona, and in Marketwatch, New York Post, Yahoo, Dogster Magazine, etc.  Kristin is the founder of Six-Figure Pet Business Academy™ where she offers business coaching, online courses and webinars.  She is the host of the "Prosperous Pet Business" podcast and the author of six books.  https://www.sixfigurepetbusinessacademy.com/  The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Steve Dale - Animal Behaviorist & Trainer | The Long Leash #17 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2806

In this Long Leash conversation,, we’ll find out what Fear Free is and why it’s been a game changer for veterinarians AND dogs, gain insights into how dogs grieve loss, and explore the impact on our furry friends as we emerge from the pandemic. Steve has been a trusted voice in the world of pet health for over 20 years. You have likely heard him on the radio, seen him on TV, read him in print and online, and watched him speaking at events around the world. His contributions to advancing pet wellness have earned him many awards and recognition around the globe. https://stevedalepetworld.com/ https://www.avma.org/events/national-dog-bite-prevention-week https://twitter.com/stevedalepets?s=20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How to Be There for Your Dog at the End with Lori Levine | The Long Leash #16 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4508

As a talent executive for the likes of late show host Conan O’Brien, Lori Levine knows better than most ‘the show must go on’. But how do you do that when you lose three four-legged friends in one year? That was Lori’s family’s reality in 2020, when amid the Coronavirus pandemic and the many associated stresses, they said goodbye to their dogs Suki, Casey and Kipper one after another. How she coped and the insights she gained came as a result of some hard-won wisdom from her past, a special Warren Zevon song and a tight knit ‘Brady Bunch’ family unit, who carried each other through a difficult time. Lori is sharing her story in the hope it will help you face your dog’s death when the time comes. It is probably a good idea to have a tissue on hand … but brace yourself for some belly laughs too, as this dynamo is one waggish storyteller. About Lori Levine Lori Levine, founder of Flying Television, is a pioneer in the world of strategic entertainment marketing and events. The driving force behind some of the most recognizable entertainment promotions and parties of the past decade, Lori harnesses the power of celebrity to elevate brands above the clutter of the modern media landscape. As a talent executive for NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” Lori earned widespread acclaim for her ability to keep the show at the cutting edge of pop culture and ensure a constant flow of A-list guests. The list of celebrities who look to her for insight and counsel – among them Kate Hudson, Usher, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, and Kim Kardashian – is a testament to her ability to make and keep friends close.    Social Media Instagram: @FlyingTV, @LoriLevineFTV  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-levine-721b9b4/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingTelevision/ About The Long Leash Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out!  Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows. Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 London’s Urban Dogs Pamper Time with Barry Karacostas | The Long Leash #15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2564

As a “voice for dogs,” Barry Karacostas has a lot to teach us about how to listen and care for our canine companions.  He was once a successful chef/owner in London’s competitive restaurant scene. But like many in that business, addiction and stress hit him hard. His wife Julie handed him their Rottweiler’s leash and said “Leo is YOUR responsibility now.” Forced to feed and walk Leo, Barry found himself healing and regaining confidence. Buying a dog walking service from a fellow Kensington Park denizen, he became known as the Dog Jogger. He built an off-lead dog pack one dog at a time. Over the years, Barry deepened his knowledge and commitment to canine health. He also attracted celebrity clients! Today, he's full circle: using his hospitality skills to run a five-star dog hotel. Chapters: 0:00 London’s Urban Dogs Pamper Time with Barry Karacostas 01:35 London’s Competitive Culinary Scene 02:31 Rise from The Downfall 03:24 Leo, The Rottweiler and Savior 04:38 Barry’s Dog Walking Business -- a Fluke or a Calling? 06:30 20 Dogs Running Unleashed – Okay, What?! How? 08:46 Leo as Wingman 09:42 Tracking Dogs with GPS 10:29 How to Build a Pack of Dogs 11:54 Happy Dog, Happy Human 15:05 The “Voice for Dogs” 16:13 City Dogs vs. Country Dogs 18:00 London Dogs vs. New York Dogs 20:36 The Soho House for Dogs 21:55 The Urban Mutts Experience 22:45 Blueberry Facials, Anyone? 23:35 Get Loose Doggos! 26:08 Sleepy Time … Hmm, Cabin or Penthouse? 28:15 Pandemic Soft Opening 32:01 Partnerships with Dog Charities and Foundations 33:24 Celebrity Patrons – Trust and Friendships 35:12 Expansion … Next! 37:00 Setting The Bar for Dog Daycare Industry About Barry Karacostas Barry the Dog Jogger is also the Founder of Urban Mutts Hotels, the UK’s first Dog Club & Hotel. A state-of-the-art facility for the urban canine community, it has a simple mission: making city dogs happier and healthy so they can make their busy urban owners feel the same way. About The Long Leash Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out! Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows. Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Iditarod Dreaming with Robert Forto | The Long Leash #14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2828

Robert Forto is an award-winning dog trainer with nearly thirty years of experience. His approach, called Peak Performance, focuses on leash walking, communication, manners, and creating a balanced mood. He’s an internationally respected podcast advice guru and successful business owner. In short, he’s got a great life doing good work with people who really love their dogs. A dream life, right? Yes … and he’s also got a not-so-secret dream: to run the Iditarod before he gets too old. The legendary race is nearly one thousand miles in length over some of the most challenging terrain on the planet. It takes weeks to run … weeks of snow, and ice, and cold, and strain. Musher and pack must be one in mind and body in order to finish, let alone win, this grueling race. After decades of building his pack of Huskies, one dog at a time … while running tens and tens of thousands of miles to learn and bond with his dogs … Forto is that much closer to achieving his dream. Chapters 0:00 Welcome to The Long Leash 02:06 A Bumpy Ride in The Life of a Seasoned Dog Trainer 03:15 An Interesting Love Story for Robert 04:59 Me-Time for Mushers In Love 06:38 Ever Heard of the Rock and Roller Tour?? 07:20 From Dog Training to Pursuing the Iditarod Dream 09:26 Hobby Farm Planted the Seed of the Iditarod Dream 13:04 Racing Down the Kenai Peninsula…. And Are Those Pterodactyls?! 15:43 The Life of Any Dog Musher During a Race – Passion Lives 17:38 A Bond and Affection Expressed in a Unique Way 18:19 Fresh Straw Bale = Treats! 19:01 Who Gets the Skittles Every Night?? 19:28 Pack of Athletes – The Thoroughbreds 22:57 Who Gets to Be the Lead Dog? 25:00 … When The Symphony Begins – And The Neighbors Couldn’t Care Less 28:14 Summers in Alaska… Time to Relax, Snoopies! 28:58 Coaching Lead Dogs – Basic Commands Matter 31:56 $30,000 A Year in Food Bills 32:30 Alaska Dog Works 34:59 Dog Works Radio 39:01 Almost Reality: Reaching for the Iditarod About Robert Forto Robert Forto began mushing in 1994 and became interested in long distance sled dog racing shortly thereafter. He plans to compete in the Iditarod before he gets too old. Forto owns and runs Alaska Dog Works with his wife Michele. They teach dog lovers how to become excellent dog trainers using a unique philosophy and system of training. He is also the host of a weekly radio show, Dog Works Radio where people all over the world call in to ask questions of Robert and other dog trainers. About The Long Leash Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out! Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows https://shows.dogpodcastnetwork.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DogPodcastNetwork/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/dogpodcastnet Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dogpodcastnetwork/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9QKdd9KLXbb-6xOi250fw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Mom to Millions (and Daisy) with Donna Dees | The Long Leash #13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2065

Donna Dees worked for U.S. Senator from Louisiana Russell Long. She was David Letterman’s publicist on the Late Show. In 1999, she was birthing the anti-gun violence movement that would culminate with the Million Mom March. Glamour Magazine named her Woman of the Year for 2000. And right smack in the middle of all that, her husband asked for a divorce. They had two small daughters. How was she going to spin this?? The high-powered word magician leveraged her daughters' yearning for a dog. With no guarantee it would ease their pain, she told them the bad news: they were getting a divorce ... immediately followed by the good news: they were getting a dog. The resulting search for the perfect dog proved all-absorbing. Her adventure of finding, adopting, and living with Daisy Don't-Call-Her-the-Divorce-Dog is twisty fun. This is a soul-deep conversation about how dogs are the perfect companions for humans of all ages ... and about how we humans cope with tragedy. Chapters: 0:00 Welcome to The Long Leash 02:35 On the Job PhD in Politics Working for U.S. Senator Russell Long 04:45 Publicizing Stupid Tricks and Trailblazing for Working Moms at The Late Show with David Letterman 06:20 Tragedy in LA Leads to the Birth of the Million Mom March 08:50  Personal Tragedy of Divorce – Can It Be Softened with a Dog? 09:45 Don’t Call Her Daisy the Divorce Dog! 10:18 Divorce Lawyers Leverage Daisy’s Vet Bills for Billable Hours 11:45  Telling the Kids the Divorce and New Dog News 13:36 Two Dogs. Which One To Choose? The Kids Decide, and Custody Is Arranged 18:55 Daisy Saves a Golden Retriever From Drowning … But the Kids Demand Proof 21:18 Leaving CBS After a Record-Long Career 22:36 Daisy Doesn’t Seem Well 25:05 Tuesdays with Daisy: Quality of Life for the Best Pup Ever 26:25 Goodbye, Wonderful Darling Dear Daisy 29:32 Next up for Donna Dees: Documentary Film Making About Donna Dees Donna Dees is a career publicity expert. She started on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senator Russell Long before joining David Letterman. In 1999 Dees watched the coverage of the shooting at the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center. It made her angry, and sad, and she vowed to use her skills to do something. Within nine months she had birthed the anti-gun violence movement ... and organized the Million Mom March on Mother's Day, 2000. Glamour Magazine named her Woman of the Year.   Dees coauthored a book about her experience called Looking for a Few Good Moms: How One Mother Rallied a Million Others Against the Gun Lobby. Dees recently ended a thirty-plus year career at CBS ... and is currently conjuring a documentary on creatives in New Orleans. About The Long Leash Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out! Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows. Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Leigh Isaacson, Co-Founder of Dig Dates | The Long Leash #12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2102

Casey Isaacson had a problem. Her boyfriend was cool with her dog at first … until he wasn’t. Why’d she waste so much time on someone who would never fit into her life? Casey’s sister, Leigh, felt her pain. The two sisters created a dating app called Dig. On Dig, dog people find each other based on the most important criteria … compatibility with the soulmates who already occupy their hearts and beds. Leigh Isaacson, Co-Founder and CEO of Dig, joins host James Jacobson on this Loose Leader episode. They talk about what dog lovers are looking for when they look for love, how the app works, and why they don’t let users search by breed. It’s a fascinating off leash interview about what happens when start a business around bringing a new person – and a new dog – into your life. About Leigh Isaacson  Leigh Isaacson and her sister Casey created the dating app called Dig. Dig connects dog-people through one thing that’s already crucial to them—their love for dogs. A former TV journalist, Isaacson also teaches at Tulane University in their Homeland Security Studies Master’s Program. https://digdates.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Saying Yes to Fate with Martha Teichner | The Long Leash #11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4929

If someone wanted to create a mold of a serious journalist, they would use Martha Teichner as the model. Her career started in 1977, and she has reported on every topic you can think of. Her incredible voice and poised presence has been the vehicle through which we’ve learned about war, apartheid, pandemics, politics, and so much more. Since 1993, Teichner enters our living rooms every week as a correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning. For many, hearing her voice is like attending a delicious brunch where everything you want is served … from bagels and lox to waffles and whipped cream to roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. Plus: a champagne bar and good, strong coffee. So, when Teichner’s first book was published, many were surprised. It wasn’t about politics, or behind the scenes at the network, or about her work overseas. For decades Martha Teichner brought us the world, but in her memoir, she brings us her world. When Harry Met Minnie is about her dog, Minnie, and Minnie’s introduction to a new friend, Harry. Step into this picture postcard of a tale, in which a chance encounter with an old friend at the Union Square Greenmarket leads to Teichner’s brilliant new friendship with a dying woman named Carol Fertig, and to a love match for Minnie with Carol’s elderly dog, Harry. They say that we don’t rescue dogs, but they rescue us … and it often feels like we are fated to be together. In Teichner’s case, the guiding hand of fate is evident from the first moment she hears Carol’s name to meeting Harry, to the moment of Minnie’s death several years later. And all along the way, this remarkable storyteller details how she came to understand the real meaning of love. Of living life fully. Of being part of life, even when your life has shrunk to exist only within the four walls of a NYC apartment. Whether you believe in fate or not, if you believe in friends, and you believe in dogs, this episode is a must-listen. About Martha Teichner  Martha Teichner has been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since December 1993, where she’s equally adept at covering major breaking national and international news stories as she is handling in-depth cultural and arts topics. Since joining CBS News in 1977, Teichner has earned multiple national awards for her original reporting, including twelve Emmy Awards and five James Beard Foundation Awards. Teichner was also part of team coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which earned CBS News a 2014 duPont-Columbia Award. Teichner was born in Traverse City, Michigan. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Teichner resides in New York City.  https://celadonbooks.com/book/when-harry-met-minnie/    Social Media  @CeladonBooks @CBSSunday  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Science Rooted in Kindness with Paul Owens | The Long Leash #10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2618

Paul Owens, AKA the original Dog Whisperer, wants you to breathe. Oxygenating the blood and calming the mind is essential to being a good dog trainer. It’s also a simple, fast, minute-by-minute way to be kind to yourself. And he’s all about kindness. Paul’s positive, force-free training techniques work. Why? Because he uses behavioral science, as do “about 50%” of dog trainers working today. But his scientific understanding of the way neurons learn isn’t the only tool he uses. He also approaches dogs – and people – as natural friends and companions. Science, rooted in kindness and compassion. Join host James Jacobson for an insightful, often funny conversation with a trainer who, by his own admission, has had an epiphany. You might just learn something yourself by the end of this episode. And that will be good, for you, and for your dog. About Paul Owens  Paul Owens, the “original” Dog Whisperer, has been training dogs for over 45 years. Once a classical trainer who used choke collars and shame-based techniques, he has found a new and better way. Now Paul is one of the world’s leading proponents of positive, force-free, nonviolent animal training.  His books and DVDs have been translated into several languages and sold over 600,000 units worldwide. His message of kind and compassionate dog training has reached more than 5 million people through his products, articles, classes, seminars, and television and print interviews.  He is the best-selling author of The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate Non-violent Approach To Dog Training, The Puppy Whisperer and The Dog Whisperer Presents Good Habits for Great Dogs.  Paul Owens, The "Original" Dog Whisperer: https://originaldogwhisperer.com/dog-whisperer/  A reminder to breathe: Don't Forget to Breathe - Paul Owens, the Original Dog Whisperer Paul’s eulogy for Molly: Paul's Eulogy For Moly - Paul Owens (originaldogwhisperer.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Making Us All Cry in Public with Mark Bomback | The Long Leash #9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2719

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 incarnation was released, he saw people crying on planes as they watched it on in-flight entertainment. The movie, which stars Kevin Costner as Enzo, and Milo Ventimiglia as his human, was released right in a weird time for the movie business. We had just stopped going to the theaters and started streaming films instead. Now that The Art of Racing in the Rain is on Disney+, more folks are seeing it and it’s sparking a real conversation. Do dogs reincarnate as humans, as the book the movie is based upon posits? Join host James Jacobson for a conversation about love, dogs, and art. It’s a special conversation with a special artist whose movie is the Terms of Endearment for dog lovers. About Mark Bomback  In 1994 Mark Bomback got his first job: as an assistant for Eagles' guitarist Glenn Frey. He held that job for a year before going on to become a screenwriter. His first credited screenplay was The Night Caller (1998). He has since gone on to co-write the scripts for numerous blockbuster films, including Live Free or Die Hard (2007), The Wolverine (2013) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). He's also done uncredited rewrites on several other high-profile films, such as Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Logan (2017) and The Mummy (2017.) His most recent project is the crime drama miniseries Defending Jacob produced by Apple TV+  The Art of Racing in the Rain on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478839/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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