I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat. She's pretty agressive as far as not having much fear of the unknown (she'll sit looking at the vacuum cleaner when I turn it on). This is a bit of a problem because she won't stay away from the street (and I've seen her crossing it a couple times). I don't know how to teach her to stay in/near our yard. I put coins in a coke can to shake at the older cat and he seems to have learned to stay away from the street (that also seemed to work with an earlier cat we had many years ago).

Any hope (and how) to train the younger cat to stay away from the street? (The only street near the house is in the front. It's a bit of a ways to a street behind the house; up a hillside).
Mike

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I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat. She's pretty agressive as far as ... the house; up a hillside). Mike mikeballard at verizon.net "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic and so am I"

Is it possible to consider keeping her as an indoors cat, then you don't have to worry about her getting hit by a car if it's that much of a risk...
I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat. She's pretty agressive as far as ... the front. It's a bit of a ways to a street behind the house; up a hillside). Mike mikeballard at verizon.net

It's virtually impossible to train a cat to stay on your own property. Please consider converting your cat to an indoor-only cat. Your cat will be much safer.
MaryL
I live in a residential area and have a 1 ... street behind the house; up a hillside). Mike mikeballard at verizon.net

It's virtually impossible to train a cat to stay on your own property. Please consider converting your cat to an indoor-only cat. Your cat will be much safer. MaryL

Or building an outside enclosure if you own the property. I don't think there is anyway to train a cat to stay on the property.

Karen
I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat.

You do not HAVE a 1 year old female cat. If you HAD her, you would not let her go.
This is a bit of a problem because she won't stay away from the street (and I've seen her crossing it a couple times).

Perhaps you'll be watching as she gets run over.
I don't know how to teach her to stay in/near our yard.

You need to take a class. Perhaps your local humane society has one. It is probably called something like, "How To Be A Responsible Pet Owner."
I put coins in a coke can to shake at the older cat and he seems to have learned to stay away from the street (that also seemed to work with an earlier cat we had many years ago).

He SEEMS to have learned? You mean, you're not sure? Don't you watch him 100% of the time? Oh, you can't, you have a life to live! Well, maybe he has learned, and maybe he hasn't.
The process SEEMED to work with the other cat? What happened to the other cat? Did it live to a ripe old age?
Any hope (and how) to train the younger cat to stay away from the street? (The only street near the house is in the front. It's a bit of a ways to a street behind the house; up a hillside).

Sure, cats are well known to be trainable. Perhaps you'll also be able to train it to wait patiently by the street for the mailman, and then he can put the mail in his mouth and bring it to you.
I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat.

You do not HAVE a 1 year old female cat. If you HAD her, you wouldnot let her go.

I have to say, this was the kind of post I had in mind. For once I bit my tongue. For no good reason. Glad you didn't. Why is the OP's attitude upsetting? Because it screams "I really don't give a *** about my cats. If I did I couldn't bear to think of them getting hit and killed and I'd keep them inside." Poor cats. Poor babies.
I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat.She's pretty agressive as far as not ... bit ofa problem because she won't stay away from the street (and I've seenher crossing it a couple times). >

You could try to cat proof your yard s she can't get out . or limit the time she is allowed out and try to make your garden more interesting . If the road is not busy then does it matter if she crosses it ?
Alison
It would "matter" if the cat decides to cross the road just at the time a car approaches. In that case, it wouldn't matter if there were only one car on the road, or dozens.
MaryL
I live in a residential area and have a 1 year old female cat. She's pretty agressive as far as ... is in the front. It's a bit of a ways to a street behind the house; up a hillside). Mike

Ever see Pet Semetary? Just kidding... My advice would be to get yourself one of those shock collars. The ones that work off implants that you bury in your yard. The 'invisible fence' thing. My brother had good luck with these on his pigs. He said it really cut down on his use of his electric cattle prod. Pigs are smarter than cats I hear-tell, but I wouldn't be surprised if your kitty gets the 'feel' of it in a hurry! Good luck, Mike.
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