About 2 years ago, we were just starting to trial. Our first tunnelers run we were like .04 seconds over time and I was seriously concerned that we'd never, ever, make tunnelers times and that even if we did at novice there was certainly no way my dog and I were going to be fast enough for elite times, dear god.
Yeah. She ran elite tunnelers for the first time today - and got her Q. Not only got it, but was close to 10 seconds under time and with 4.9something YPS. Like within a hair's breath of getting elite large dog time. She was maybe the 3rd or 4th fastest on the course in all the jump heights.
Amazing what some confidence and experience will do when applied to both sides of the equation.