Much, indeed very much has been told about how to train your dog. Dogs it seems love to be told what to do. Cats on the other hand if they could speak would tell you were to put your training. I can assure you it would be painful.
Anyway it seems cats have a short attention span and they must be relaxed before they can be taught anything. So rewarding with treats and stroking are essential and it must be immediate otherwise they will think they are being rewarded for something else.
This info comes from the Telegraph.