Cats are truly unique creatures. Unlike dogs, they’re very independent and their top priority is not to please us as dogs would. We know so much about training and working with dogs but with cats we can be at a total loss. We found a nice article which offers a little insight.

After dealing with many kitties in our line of work, we agree that harsh discipline doesn’t work. Instead work to gain their trust and respect. Go at their pace. Set boundaries, tune in to their signals and respect those signals. Cats have a wild side and need good stimulation. Offer activities to enrich and nurture the hunter and curious nature of the cat. You don’t have to spend tons of money. Most cats are happy with boxes, bags and hair ties which will give them hours of fun! Be creative and have fun! A bored cat is a mischievous cat!

https://www.thedodo.com/why-never-discipline-cats-1896550948.html