Many people think that cats cannot be trained, that they are independent creatures with minds of their own and no need for human companionship. Thus, they do not try to train their cats at all. The reality is that while cats do indeed have minds of their own, those minds can be very receptive to human interactions and cues. Cats can learn to play ball, sit, stay, come and almost all of the behaviors that we normally associate with dogs. Talking, touching and positive reinforcement are powerful motivators for cats.