I don't know how I trained the girls, but they leave me alone (except to cuddle) until I get up. No knocking things over, no trying to wake me up. But as soon as I'm awake, they tell me how hungry they are.
The dogs are the same way - they probably taught the cats. I can even let the dogs out to do their thing in the middle of the night or early morning. As soon as they come back, I go right back to sleep, with no one bugging me.
Best thing ever.
Skin kids - Jason, Kevin, Allison
Canine kids - Bennett & Bailey (always in our hearts), Riley, Banker, Rogue and Boz
Feline kids - Zoey, Talley and Abra