For Tycho, everything clicked when he was four years old. He got a brain, all the years of training clicked, and all of a sudden we were Qing and earning titles hand over fist. It was kinda weird.
Bo has always been good, but 4 was a really good year, even for him.
And now Tip. He is currently 4 years old. Got his BN in 3 tries without training. Qed first time in the CD ring with ridiculously little training. And I tried him in agility practice this past saturday: he did everything perfectly, ran, took direction, was speedy. Did the weaves (a year since he'd even seen them). all 12, just like that. bam. Did the teeter -- OK -- fly off the end the first time, but stormed right up it again and waited for it to drop like a pro. Then I tried him in the chute (which we'd never done before). Any guesses? yup -- he did it.
So I took him to the minisession with Paulena today. Ran Bo on each course, then a little beagle ran, then Tip. Tip did each course just about flawlessly.
weird, I tell you. Guess I'll try him at a real trial and see how things go!