A University study of “Psychopathy” in Cats Raises Tracie’s Dander

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-26-2021) #759: Featuring Rebecca Evans, Mikel Delgado, and Kristin von Kreisler. Rebecca Evans, a PhD student at Liverpool John Moore’s University, was the head researcher on a study questioning whether cats have a “psychopathic” gene, and developed a scale on which to score cats, and defends the ideas behind the […]

Can You Change a Cat’s Personality?

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (12-15-2021) #0071: Tracie talks to cat behaviorist Dr. Mikel Delgado about whether its possible to alter a cat’s nature. Can you change a cat’s personality to make them more affectionate? More outgoing? Less timid? What forms a cat’s personality: is it genetics, early socialization, environment, or […]

Rachel Geller, Cat Behaviorist

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-28-2018) #581: Featuring Rachel Geller, Danny Robertshaw (Danny & Ron’s Rescue), and Michelle Caffrey. Rachel Geller is a cat behaviorist who had a line of people waiting to ask questions about their kitties after the NY Cat Film Festival in Arlington, MA, where everybody in the audience got a 30-day […]

Are Cats Smarter Than Dogs?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-21-2018) #580: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Mieshelle Nagelschneider, and Duncan MacVean. Are cats smarter than dogs? Marc Bekoff talks about this question by discussing the Harvard psychologist who postulates that there are “multiple intelligences in humans — so this question isn’t valid since each species intelligence serves their particular needs and […]