"Knock" was really a training challenge for our "friendly" competition. Karin, Kristen, and I do these every once in a while and are trying to be better about doing one a week.
Our test objects were a boot (my choice), a bowl (Karin's), and a full water bottle (Kristen's).
Bailey did NOT appreciate the bowl. She never DID knock it over. She put her feet in it, and hit the edge, but that was definitely a tactile-NO for her. We were successful in the others though.
Buzz thought it was nose touch knocking for waterbottle, was SURE of it. I got about half correct responses from him on that one. Boot and bowl were far more successful.
That made me the WINNER!
Next week's challenge is four feet in a box... smallest box possible. THIS is going to take a lot of work.
Karin and I also both have dogs that do not find petting/touching to be reinforcing, and hate being manipulated in fact... so Kristen's trying to make that the challenge for the NEXT week. Pfft!