Space Cat Academy

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-10-2021) #0031: Tori Peterson created Space Cat Academy to encourage cat lovers to engage their kitties in fun pursuits and challenges, like teaching them the sport of “nose work” — which is searching for a target scent, the way drug-sniffing dogs are trained to do — […]

The Harder-to-Train Dogs Known as “Primitive” Breeds

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-23-2020) #689: Featuring Tori Peterson, Kathleen Conlee, and Lisa Wysocki. Tracie finds out from trainer Tori Peterson that there are harder-to-train dogs known as “primitive” breeds, ancient breeds that evolved as guardians or hunters known for “serious dispositions” [like Akitas, Shiba Inu and other spitz breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Pyrenees, […]

Cats as Emotional Ballast for People

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-02-2020) #686: A show totally devoted to cats with Anne Beall, Tori Peterson, and Heather Gibson. Anne Beall, author of HEROIC, HELPFUL, CARING CATS, talks about the many ways cats can be emotional ballast for people; Tori Peterson runs Space Cat Academy where she teaches cats many of the things […]