Training your cat should not be very difficult - most cats and kittens will be litter box trained before coming to your home. You will have to have toys for kittens to play with as they can become destructive if left alone and bored. Scratching posts are a good idea to keep your cat or kitten from sharpening their claws on your furniture.
If there is somewhere that you do not want your new cat to go, say, on the furniture, and you can't watch them at night, using aluminium foil on the surface of the furniture will very often deter the cat from jumping on it as they do not like the foil.
Choosing a dog is a very big decision, and not one to be made lightly. There are many factors to consider when deciding whether a dog is right for you and your family.
Although rabbits are a small animal, they require more care than many people realize.
A hamster or gerbil may seem like a good choice for you and your family, it is still a large responsibility and not one to be taken lightly.