"Can you hit it again please? I need another treat."
Pouting will get you nowhere. Gotta figure it out for yourself!
And then today she had a breakthrough. I hit it a few times to dispense a treat for her and then went to the kitchen to make my lunch. Soon enough, I heard the clacking of her nails batting it around, so I peeked in the bedroom to catch her in action. Got her on video a little later too.
Since Ginger doesn't play fetch (i.e. we still haven't taught her), these puzzle toys are gold for doggie boredom. Maybe we'll teach her to fetch as her Christmas gift, since I'm no good at hanging onto toys!