57 episodes

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.

Catexplorer Podcast Catexplorer

    • Pets & Animals
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

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.

    Adopting blind cats across Europe and catexploring with them with Krista, Kira and Kahlil

    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

    • 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

    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

    • 52 min
    Cats donating blood, performing tricks on live TV and kayaking with cats with Munchkin & Gabrielle

    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

    • 54 min
    Catexploring as a person of colour, with a cat and a dog – JoAnn, Ava & Patch

    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

    • 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)

    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

    • 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

    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

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Handspringcrazy ,

Community

We got our adventure kitten Marina summer of 2019. We started searching for information on leash training a cat and we happened upon this amazing community of catexplorers. I was already a podcast fan and here was a podcast about this extremely niche group that I was ready to be a part of! This podcast has taught me so much! I’m so engrossed in the community to the point where I now look forward to hearing my friends be featured on the podcast. Such relevant content for such a special group of people who adventure with their cats.

Fellow Millennial ,

Gave us the confidence to become catexplorers!

Before we adopted Jabba and Dooku we knew we wanted our cats to experience more than our apartment. Resources like the Catexplorer Podcast and Catexplorer Community gave us the confidence to harness and clicker train and take the boys out into the world! - @Jabba_and_Dooku’s Cat Mom

<3 CK ,

Excellent resource for enriching your cat’s life

The Cat Explore Podcast is a treasure trove of information, resources, and support for individuals who want to enrich the lives of their cat. Every episode I learn something new about cat health and well being and of course cat exploring for my adventure cat Sawyer. Pick and choose episodes that interest you or listen all the way through, you really can’t go wrong!

-Colleen & @AdventuresofCatSawyer

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