Catexplorer Podcast
Catexplorer Podcast
Catexplorer
A podcast for owners who explore the world with their cats by walking them on a leash, biking while their cat rides in their backpacks, eating brunch with their cat at the local café & even traveling in a kayak with their cat. We’ll be diving into the tips & tricks you can use, helping you find where to go, sharing war stories, celebrating the wins, laughing at the horror experiences & the funny moments that have been part of your journey.
Catexploring with 2 cats, recovering from scary experiences & commemorating your cat with Emily, Maggie, Ziggy & Charlie
Emily & Maggie are mums to 2 cats, Ziggy & Charlie. Before Ziggy & Charlie came into their lives, they were also mums to Beverly. We chat about losing Beverly, commemorating her life, what they learned from Beverly, how they apply that to Ziggy & Charlie and how they recover from scary experiences while catexploring. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/catexploring-with-2-cats-recovering-from-scary-experiences-commemorating-your-cat-with-emily-maggie-ziggy-charlie To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support What we talk about •About Ziggy & Charlie •About Beverly •How Beverly started catexploring •Differences in catexploring with Beverly compared to Ziggy & Charlie •Commemorating Beverly's passing •What Beverly taught Emily & Maggie •How Ziggy & Charlie differ from each other •Supporting Ziggy & Charlie's differences •Catexploring with Ziggy and Charlie •Harness training Ziggy & Charlie •Christmas with Ziggy & Charlie •Catexploring with a fast cat •Catexploring with 2 cats •Scary experience while catexploring •Recovering from the scary experience while catexploring •Training your cat to use verbal commands •Advice for new catexplorers •Most entertaining situation while catexploring •Catexplorers that inspire Emily & Maggie •Product, service, or program that has been a gamechanger
Nov 19
1 hr 9 min
Adopting blind cats across Europe and catexploring with them with Krista, Kira and Kahlil
Krista is mum to 2 blind catexplorers, Kira & Kahlil. Both were born in Cyprus and she flew with them to their home in Finland. We chat about that process, the realities of living with 2 blind cats and catexploring with them. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/adopting-blind-cats-across-europe-and-catexploring-with-them-with-krista-kira-and-kahlil To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about: • About Kira • Transporting Kira from Cypress to Finland • Moving a cat around the European Union • Flying with Kira • Escorting foster dogs on international flights • Managing poop incidents while flying • How Kira is blind • About Kahlil • Flying Kahlil internationally • Krista's other animals • What it is like having blind cats • Setting up your home for blind cats • Teaching blind cats about the heights in your home • Catexploring with Kira & Kahlil • How to choose which cats will be catexplorers • How Krista trained Kira & Kahlil to be catexplorers • The logistics of catexploring with 2 cats • What is different about catexploring with a blind cat • Catexploring off leash • Differences with Kira & Kahlil's catexploring styles • Balancing catexploring needs of 2 cats who prefer different things • Catexploring with all of Krista's animals • Camping with cats • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment while catexploring • Catexplorers that inspire Krista • Product that has been a gamechanger • Training blind cats to use a cat wheel
Oct 8
47 min
Adopting and training an older catexplorer and the differences in training a kitten vs an older cat with Zafrina, Kitty Mojito and Lynx
Zafrina is mum to 2 cats - Kitty Mojito & Lynx. Kitty Mojito was adopted as a kitten while Lynx was 12 years old when he was adopted. We chat about adopted senior cats, the differences in training a catexplorer who is older, canoeing with cats, helping your cat get used to crowds and so much more. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/adopting-and-training-an-older-catexplorer-and-the-differences-in-training-a-kitten-vs-an-older-cat-with-zafrina-kitty-mojito-and-lynx To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • About Kitty Mojito • About Lynx • How Lynx was a 12 year old medical foster • How a medical foster works • What is great about adopting a senior cat • Why you should adopt a senior cat • How Kitty Mojito & Lynx get along • Introducing Kitty Mojito & Lynx • Challenges of following 'instructions' or steps in real life • Catexploring with Lynx & Kitty Mojito • Doing day to day catexploring • Canoeing with cats • Training your cat to go on a canoe • Kitty Mojito managing crowds of people • Training Kitty Mojito to be ok with crowds • Taking Kitty Mojito to festivals • Training an older cat to walk on a leash • The difference in catexploring with a younger cat and an older cat • Managing different cats' personalities while catexploring • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment while catexploring • Product that has been a gamechanger
Oct 1
52 min
Cats donating blood, performing tricks on live TV and kayaking with cats with Munchkin & Gabrielle
Gabrielle is mum to Munchkin, the cat & Cowboy, the dog. Munchkin is a catexplorer who goes kayaking, is a pro at doing tricks in front of a live audience & also donates blood for cats in need. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/cats-donating-blood-performing-tricks-on-live-tv-and-kayaking-with-cats-with-munchkin-gabrielle To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • How Munchkin found his way in Gabrielle's life • Having a bottle feeding kitten • Compassionate adoption • How often cats are abandoned at veterinary clinics • About Munchkin • Catexploring with Munchkin • Catexploring with a dog (Cowboy) • How Munchkin and Cowboy get along • Socialising Munchkin • Kayaking with Munchkin • Kayaking with a cat and a dog • How cats can donate blood • How your cat can donate blood too • How animal blood donations work • The blood donation screening process • Why blood donation is important for animals • How Gabrielle learned about clicker training • What Munchkin can do with clicker training • Using clicker training with catexploring • Being on TV with Munchkin • How Gabrielle made Munchkin comfortable with being on live TV • Advice for new catexplorers
Sep 24
54 min
Catexploring as a person of colour, with a cat and a dog – JoAnn, Ava & Patch
JoAnn is mum to Ava, the cat & Patch, the dog. She is also a person of colour. We chat about introducing a cat and a dog, catexploring with them, the realities of catexploring as a person of colour, reacting to the comments you receive and redefining what normal means. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/catexploring-as-a-person-of-colour-with-a-cat-and-a-dog-joann-ava-patch To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • About Ava (cat) • Finding pet friendly rental properties • Managing cat allergies • Being a first time cat owner • About Patch (dog) • Introducing Patch & Ava • Ensuring that Patch & Ava get along • Training Patch • Catexploring with Patch and Ava • Importance of crate training • Being a person of colour while catexploring vs being a while person while catexploring • Reacting to the situations when people aren't nice about catexploring • Being calm and courteous in those situations • Managing gas lighting • Importance to learning about other's point of view • Experiences with learning about BIPOC • Breaking your normal • Feeling that catexploring wasn't normal initially and how to overcome that • Learning to not to care about what others think • Realising that people are curious and positive with catexploring • Realising that by catexploring, we're encouraging others to go catexploring • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment while catexploring • Catexplorers that inspire JoAnn & Ava • Product & service that has been a gamechanger for JoAnn & Ava
Sep 17
1 hr 13 min
Creating a happy relationship between your cat and dog and going camping, canoeing and vanning with them with My Trail Buddy (Dylan, Ronan & Neen)
Dylan is a kitty who goes catexploring with her dog brother, Ronan. We chat to their mum, Neen, about introducing them and creating a happy relationship between a cat and dog. We also dive into catexploring with both a cat and dog, particularly when you are camping, hiking, canoeing and even vanning. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/creating-a-happy-relationship-between-your-cat-and-dog-and-going-camping-canoeing-and-vanning-with-them-with-my-trail-buddy-dylan-ronan-neen To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • About Dylan, the cat • How Dylan (the cat) and Ronan (the dog get along) • Introducing Dylan and Ronan • Ronan's separation anxiety • Why Neen picked getting a cat instead of another dog to help Ronan's separation anxiety • How Neen helped Ronan's separation anxiety • Creating a safe space & crate training for Ronan • Reinforcing the boundaries between Dylan and Ronan • Catexploring Dylan does • How to go catexploring with a cat and dog • What the first camping trip with Dylan was like • Paddling to their first camping location • Canoeing with Dylan • Zoomies while camping • Camping with Dylan and Ronan • How Neen approaches camping differently now with experience with Dylan & Ronan • Why Neen chooses a paddle on site for camping with Dylan • What Neen takes for camping with Dylan • Kitty litter while camping • What Dylan learns from Ronan • How Dylan has become more confident • What to be consider when picking a tent for camping with a cat & dog • How Dylan & Ronan hang out while setting up a camp site • The first time Neen & Dylan went canoeing on their own • How Dylan comforted Neen when stressed on the canoe • Plans to van with Dylan and Ronan • Making the van cat & dog friendly • How to show your cat that an air bnb or hotel is home and safe • Helping Dylan adjust to life on the road • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment while out and about with Dylan • Catexplorers that inspire Neen & Dylan
Sep 10
47 min
Low stress ways to hold your cat, training them for those sticky situations while catexploring and more with Tabitha Kucera from Chirrups and Chatter
Wondered how to hold your cat in a way that doesn't freak them out? Or why our cats appear stressed when we scruff them? Or what behaviours you should train your cat (and how) for catexploring? Tabitha Kucera is an Elite Fear Free and Low Stress Handling Certified Registered Veterinary Technician. She is the owner of Chirrups and Chatter Cat and Dog Behaviour Consulting and Training in Cleveland, Ohio. Tabitha shares all about fear free handling methods that you can use. Why we shouldn't scruff our cats - and how we should restrain them. We also dive into how to train your cat to come when catexploring and even how to get them out of a sticky situation while you are out and about together. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/low-stress-ways-to-hold-your-cat-training-them-for-those-sticky-situations-while-catexploring-and-more-with-tabitha-kucera-from-chirrups-and-chatter To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • What does Fear Free mean? • How to create a fear free happy home • Why you shouldn't pet your cat while playing with them • How to help harness your cat's predatory instincts • Fear friendly, low stress handling of our cats • Why we shouldn't scruff our cats • Different ways to hold our cats that is low stress for our cats • How to restrain your cat (without scruffing them) if they get into 'trouble' while catexploring • Recall training for catexploring • What to do if your cat gets into a space that they shouldn't while you are catexploring • How to get your cranky or upset cat to safety (while catexploring) without restraining them • How to clicker and target stick train while catexploring • What to do if you see an off leash dog while catexploring • Low stress ways to give your cat medicine • Medication training your cat • Low stress ways to brush your cat's teeth • Using these techniques to help fear in older cats • Why we shouldn't throw our cats into situations they fear • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment about cat behaviour • Who inspires Tabitha in the cat space • Gamechanger for cat behaviour management
Sep 3
57 min
Urban catexploring, training your cat and more with The Gibson Chronicles
Gibson is a catexplorer who explores the urban jungle that is Toronto. On top of that, Gibson is such a pro with clicker training. We spoke to his mum, Sarah, all about training Gibson, catexploring in urban areas, using public transport & clicker training. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/urban-catexploring-training-your-cat-and-more-with-the-gibson-chronicles To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about: • How Gibson came into Sarah's life • How they realised Gibson was a catexplorer • About Gibson • Types of catexploring they do • How Gibson was trained to go catexploring in urban areas • How to find cat friendly indoor locations • Catexploring around people with cat allergies • How to go catexploring on public transport • Catexploring with other catexplorers • Cat meet up • How Sarah started to train Gibson to be a catexplorer • How their catexploring has evolved • Taking things slow and steady • Comparing your cat to Instagram cats • What makes your cat enjoy certain types of catexploring • The clicker training behaviours Gibson can do • How Gibson got started with clicker training • The basics of clicker training • Teaching Gibson non-verbal cues • Clicker training while catexploring • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment while catexploring • Catexplorer that inspire Sarah and Gibson • Product, service or program that has been a gamechanger for Gibson Catexplorer Podcast 50th episode giveaway details Win a Catexplorer mug AND beanie to keep you warm. Option 1: Leave a review for the Catexplorer Podcast (find out how to here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast) Screenshot your review Upload it to social media, tag Catexplorer (@catexplorer.community on Instagram, Catexplorer on Facebook, or post in the Catexplorer Community Facebook group) and use #catexplorerpodcast50 Option 2: Take a photo or video of you wearing or using your Catexplorer merchandise (hoodies, T-shirts, tanks etc). Special points if your cat is in the photo! Upload it to social media, tag Catexplorer (@catexplorer.community on Instagram, Catexplorer on Facebook, or post in the Catexplorer Community Facebook group) and use #catexplorerpodcast50 You can join in either way. Or you can even join in both ways and you will get double the entries. Have more than one piece of Catexplorer merchandise? Each post will be a separate entry. Giveaway closes at 5pm (Australian EST) on the 10th September 2020. Winner will be announced on social media on the 15th September 2020.
Aug 27
52 min
Training your cat to ride on a boat & love water with Fisher the Maine Coon
Fisher is a maine coon cat who loves being on water. He spends his time on boats, tubes, stand up paddleboards and with his humans, Lorraine & Finn. We asked Lorraine & Finn about how they trained Fisher to be comfortable on the water, how they take him on the boat and how they developed trust between themselves and Fisher. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/training-to-ride-on-a-boat-love-water-with-fisher-the-mainecoon To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a Catexplorer Podcast review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • How Fisher came into Lorraine & Finn's lives • About Fisher • Catexploring Fisher does • Managing human nerves with catexploring • Introducing Fisher to water • Developing trust with your cat • Understanding Fisher's limits • How Fisher learned to swim • Comfort on the water • Making sure you are confident while catexploring • Packing list for taking Fisher on the boat • Cat friendly sunscreen • Keeping Fisher cool while catexploring • Boat safety with Fisher • Fisher and his lifejacket • How to know floating devices are cat friendly • Advice for new catexplorers • Most entertaining comment said while catexploring with Fisher • Catexplorer who inspire Finn & Lorraine • Product, service, program that has been a gamechanger for Fisher
Jul 7
53 min
Ask a cat behaviourist – Socialising cats, separation anxiety in cats, fixing bad behaviours & finding what motivates your cat with Dr Kristyn Vitale
Dr Kristyn Vitale is a researcher & educator in Animal Behavior, welfare & human-animal interaction. Kristyn has done some fascinating research looking at social behaviour between cats, the cat-human bond and so much more. We chat all about socialising your cat, what to do if you missed socialising them when they were kittens, how to manage separation anxiety, how to find what motivates your cat & the mistakes people make when fixing bad behaviours with their cats. See the show notes here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/ask-a-cat-behaviourist-socialising-cats-separation-anxiety-in-cats-fixing-bad-behaviours-finding-what-motivates-your-cat-with-dr-kristyn-vitale To support Catexplorer & join the Catexplorer Purr Squad or become a Catexplorer Producer, see here: https://catexplorer.co/support To find out how to leave a review see here: https://catexplorer.co/podcast-entries/how-to-leave-a-review-for-the-catexplorer-podcast What we talk about • What does it mean to socialise a cat? • Why is it important to socialise a cat? • How do you socialise a cat if you missed socialising them during their "kitten" stage? • How to make socialisation while catexploring easier • How cat socialisation classes work • How to find cat socialisation classes near you • How to socialise your cat if you don't have a kitten socialisation class near you • Socialisation of cats in their litter • Attachment behaviour in cats • How to help our cats manage separation anxiety • Including cats as a part of the family when big events happen • Thoughts on negative reinforcement and aversives • How to combat situations without using negative reinforcement • Positive reinforcement methods • How to find what motivates your cat • Cats are individuals • Mistakes people make with their cat's "bad" behaviour • Advice for new cat owners • Most entertaining comment about cat behaviour • Cat experts that inspire Kristyn • Product, service or program that has been a gamechanger for Kristyn's cats
Jun 29
51 min
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