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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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 Patch Baker: With a PTSD service dog by his side, this former Marine builds multi-million-dollar companies | The Long Leash #29 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4216

Patch Baker’s is an inspiring story. One born partly during, and partly after his time in the military. His life has been full of high highs and very low lows, all which have made him the man he is today. Patch spent nearly 15 years serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. When his time in the military ended, he joined the State and Secret Service and in 20-13 he was shot in the chest in Bagdad. His next move would be to return to civilian life and the so called ‘real world.’ What would follow would be a challenging and fascinating transition to life after the military. Now Patch spends most of his time helping businesses create extraordinary results and growth… with a particular focus on the veteran community. This is a deep and wide-ranging conversation about Patch’s evolution and we start in a very important place, talking about his P-T-S-D service dog, best friend and protector, Reacher. About Patch Baker  Patch Baker spends most of his time helping businesses create extraordinary results and growth within their respective markets. Although his focus in on the Veteran Community, he works diligently to connect non-Veteran owned businesses, and individual Patriots, with brands and businesses which support our Nation’s Warfighters. Patch spent nearly 15 years serving the United States and is a Service Disabled Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Patch is a serial entrepreneur, expert marketer, investor, speaker, and has acquired a unique set of skills through multiple acquisitions and business exits. His consulting clients range from Fortune 500 clients to Veteran-owned start-ups. https://www.patchbaker.com/ https://www.facebook.com/patchbakerusmc/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/patchbaker/ https://www.instagram.com/patchbakerusmc/ 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. 

 Jim Mitchem – “Gone Dogs” Author | The Long Leash #28 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1700

“He was not old. It was not his time, I will spare you the drama, except to say I lived in the pupil of his eye,’ Dead Dog by Lisa Underwood. That poem is among 52 stories from people around the world in author Jim Mitchem’s book “Gone Dogs” – a tribute to the dogs that have left us, written by the people who loved them.  But the crowd-sourced book only really came to be, after Jim wrote a blog post about his dog’s passing. It was a simple tribute that generated such a strong response, he realized that all dog owners have something important in common — eventually, we must all say goodbye. Jim and his design partner Laurie Smithwick collected the stories to create a special coffee table book, which may just be the greatest collection of love stories about dogs ever published. In this Long Leash, Jim tells the story behind the many heart-warming tributes in the book, but also how writing Gone Dogs changed his life. About Jim Mitchem  Jim Mitchem is a writer based in Charlotte. He's married and is the father of two daughters who are both in college. He has a few human friends but prefers the company of dogs. As a copywriter, he makes a living coming up with ways to get people to think differently about things. He’s written a novel, Minor King, a novella, Mongoose, and has a thousand files containing a thousand other stories and poems that really need my attention. I am also the publisher and editor of Gone Dogs, a crowd-sourced book about the dogs of our lifetimes. Dogs who are gone, but who will never be forgotten. With his partner, designer and artist Laurie Smithwick, the pair pulled together the greatest dog book ever published after five years of falling down and getting up again and again and again. In his own words: “I'm reminded of why this book is important every time someone tells me how much they love it, or how it's helped them overcome the grief of their own gone dogs. That was the idea--to put something beautiful into the world that anyone who has ever loved a dog can identify with. Deeply.” Buy a copy of Gone Dogs through Amazon by clicking this link Jim Mitchem’s links https://www.QuickLikeMongoose.com https://www.facebook.com/GoneDogsBook/ https://twitter.com/GoneDogs https://www.instagram.com/gonedogs/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmitchem/ 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. 

 Victoria Stilwell – World-renowned Dog Trainer | The Long Leash #27 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3728

Victoria Stilwell is probably best known as the star of the international hit TV and YouTube series “It’s me or the Dog” where she helps owners tame their unruly pups. But there is so much more to this world-renowned dog trainer, best-selling author, award winning TV presenter, animal rescuer and dog ambassador, who has been educating and entertaining audiences across 120 countries since 2005. A passionate advocate for positive reinforcement dog training methods, Stilwell is editor-in-chief of Positively.com and CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, via which she has created a global network of world-class positive reinforcement dog trainers.  Victoria originally trained as an actress and had parts in TV shows and on the stage, but it was dogs that stole her heart from when she was a little girl. In this Long Leash, she shares her story from childhood, and sheds light on one email that would catapult her into homes around the world and give her the perfect platform to show people a kinder way to train dogs. About Victoria Stilwell  Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV and YouTube series It's Me or the Dog. Having filmed over 110 episodes plus multiple other TV projects, Stilwell reaches audiences in over 100 countries with her philosophy of positive training methods. A best-selling author, Stilwell appears frequently in the media and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior. As a passionate advocate for positive dog training methods, Stilwell is the Editor-in-Chief of Positively.com and Positively TV, the founder of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, and the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training – the world’s premier global network of positive reinforcement dog trainers. The recipient of multiple awards, Stilwell is committed to helping the cause of animal rescue and rehabilitation and is heavily involved with organizations around the world to increase awareness of puppy mills, dogfighting, animal abuse, pet overpopulation, dog bite prevention and other animal-related causes, but she is best known as a champion for force-free positive reinforcement dog training methods. She is an Ambassador for the RSPCA, International Ambassador for the Soi Dog Foundation and serves on the Advisory Boards of RedRover, The Georgia Pet Coalition, The Grey Muzzle Foundation, DogTV, Dognition, and Canine Assistants. https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaStilwell https://twitter.com/victorias https://www.youtube.com/victoriastilwell https://www.instagram.com/victoriastilwell/ https://www.facebook.com/vsdogacademy/ 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. 

 Grieving The Loss Of A Dog With Lori Levine | The Long Leash #26 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4577

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.

 Jess Rona - Dog Grooming Extraordinaire | The Long Leash #25 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2048

Jess Rona is a celebrity dog groomer in every way. She styles the dogs of celebrities. She styles the coats of dogs who are (in their own right) Instagram celebrities. And as an executive producer and a reality TV star, Jess Rona is a celebrity. But the life she lives now is far from her humble beginnings. This one-woman dynamo started grooming dogs in her garage. Things took off when she started making slow-motion music videos of the dogs for their owners – ears and fluff flapping in the wind. Those videos went viral--and so did Jess. Jess Rona now lists Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel’s dogs among her celeb clients, she has written a book, appeared on a range of TV shows and is a star judge on the hilarious HBOMax dog grooming series ‘Haute Dog’. In this Long Leash, dog stylist, actress, comedian, Instagram sensation and filmmaker/producer Jess Rona gives an honest account on how she reached the highest of highs, by going down a very unconventional path. About Jess Rona Jess Rona is the most influential groomer today, having built a cult-like following on social media with her signature musical slow-mo blowout videos and impressive celebrity pet clientele. As a skilled groomer, content creator, and comedian, she’s created a multi-dimensional grooming empire. In 2018, Rona released her first book Groomed that features over 100 touchingly real and hilarious moments of her canine clients. Several brands have partnered with Jess to create and direct original content, including Bissell, Standard Hotels, Apple, Ouai, Outdoor Voices, The Hoxton Hotels, Valentino, Casper – and even a music video for the popular cult band Tegan & Sara. In front of the camera, she’s been a part of television shows New Girl (Fox) and One Mississippi (FX). When she's not creating poodle content, you can find Jess at her new grooming shop that opened Summer of 2020 in Larchmont Village in Los Angeles. She is also executive producer and star of the Critic’s Choice Nominated HBOMax series Haute Dog, inspired by Jess's life and brand. https://www.instagram.com/jessronagrooming/?hl=en, https://www.youtube.com/c/JessRonaGrooming/featured https://www.facebook.com/JessRonaGrooming https://jessronagrooming.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. 

 Nick Paumgarten – The New Yorker | The Long Leash #24 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2172

When The New Yorker reporter Nick Paumgarten was tasked with writing a piece on pandemic pets, he never imagined it would take him on a journey through the curious relationship between people and dogs in the time of Covid. In the past 18 months, adopting pets, especially dogs, has been a global pastime. It has solved many people’s need for companionship and comfort in a time of stress and isolation. There have been dozens of stories on how the rate of adoption has exploded. There have been dozens more on what will become of the many pandemic pets that now exist in the world. But has there actually been a pet boom at all? Or has there been a boom of a different kind? One which says far more about humankind and pet culture. We also explore how writing this article changed Nick’s relationship with his own dog? Nick Paumgarten has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2005. His most recent piece in the magazine is about the curious relationship between people and dogs in the time of Covid. He lives with his family in Manhattan. Their dog, Kiekko, is an eight-year-old rescue mutt from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Twitter @NickPaumgarten Twitter @NewYorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/28/what-will-become-of-the-pandemic-pets 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. 

 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. 

 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. 

 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/ 

 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/ 

 “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. 

 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. 

 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

 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.

 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.

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