Since there were questions as to the collar use in the last video of Hope working the wagon wheel drill, I thought I would show everyone why the collar was being used.
The first video is Hope with no collar on at all with no edits or sound.
Next, same drill, same spot, immediately after, using the collar. Again, this is raw, uncut footage. A few things to note. Note there is no vocalization or adverse physical reaction from the dog when the collar is used. Note how much more collected and attentive she is to her work. Notice the lack of play behaviors. Note the increased precision in her movements.
As you can seen Hope is capable of the drill and just has to collect herself. This is literally the second time she's seen it and she does a decent job without a collar on, but it needs to be better.