Both of the girls know more tricks than the boys. I have a hard time training our boys but they do know sit, lay down, and are getting better with stay. The girls know a large series of commands. Velvet knows more than Dawn, naturally, but Dawn knows neater tricks. Such as "whisper". I want to step up to the next level with them. How do I do it though? The two things I want to teach right now that my methods are failing at are Nose Touch (covering their nose with their paw) and Bow. I've looked up many different methods and tried these. With Nose Touch they think I want to shake paws. Even though i don't offer them my hand at ALL. With Bow, they instantly lay down or back up. Neither of which are what I want. I could probably teach Eclipse how to Bow because he automatically does it sometimes in place of lying down. There are other neat tricks I'd like to teach them too... but these are my obstacles right now. Any suggestions for these, or for other "complicated/fun" tricks?