Callisto, I'm leaving town, sorry! hahahaha
Maybe I am lucky, but every cat I've had has been "trainable" in most things.
Course, they have all found me in times of need, so perhaps that has something
to do with it.
I tell ya... watch THEM enforce the rules amongst themselves, and see if that gives
you ideas. Like our old cat, a prissy Queen, allows the young boys to chase her
around in the morning, but in the evening, if they try she lets them get right in her
face, then gives them the low slow growl while maintaining eye contact.
They ALWAYS back off.
So to get the boys to stay out of areas, I sit and wait, and when they try, I give
them MY low, slow cat growl. Sometimes I even give them that hissss with the click
at the end. It works; they back off and stay out of whereever it is I want them out of.
YMMV of course...... it has been said that I am a weirdo geek nerd type guy, so.....