In this short video, Ellie shows off her latest skill - loading the washing machine with small items of clothing. She will do it without problem, and so I shall now start increasing the distance that she has to carry the clothing across. I have to admit, I like teaching her chores, such as closing doors, fetching remote controls, and loading washing machine. I think it's because I remember reading that Border Collies were unsuitable for assistance dogs, as they tend to move about too quickly. Thus far, I don't agree.