I trained my dog to sit, lay down, to go to her bed (with the command "go nigh-night"), to get up on her hind legs, to come when called, and to stay.
I'm really a I dog person & I prefer to train dogs but after all my dogs had passed & my husband passed after wishbone his favorite died. 2 Stray cats befriended me & my hubby. Everyone tells me that you can't do this or do that with cats. You can't teach cats to be like a dog. I'm a person that takes the challenge when you say I can't do something I go ahead & do it! Just prove them wrong. Nothing is set in stone to me. Just because something in society is set as a status que doesn't mean you can't bend it. My cats knows how to sit on command. They can sit in front of their food bowl & wait until they get the command to eat. They also know the lay down command.Need to work on the come command, it's hit or miss right now.LOL... My Cat-dog(s) are so smart! Splat & Shadow, totally too for words! Cats rule & dogs drool! Lol.... Splat, Splat super brat oh my goodness you're a CAT! LoLl!
Cats are quite trainable, actually. The average cat are just more independent on average, and less likely to do a command, in addition to the fact that people don't try to train them. My cat plays fetch with me (because my dog won't). He also responds to the "come here" command.