If I'm not mistaken my late Riparian Camera Ham Sam, a generation apart from direct Cosmo breeding, did the same thing as a youngster loading up in the driveway. The one thing you'll never have to worry about is lack of desire or "get 'er done". There were sometimes things I'd wonder if they may be perceived as an obstacle to the dog (terrain, difficult crip, compliance, perseverance) but never found that to be true. just a lot of confident, but biddable, athletic dog.I can't even begin to explain how correct you are, Rick. Just to give one of many examples: When she was about 6ish months old, I was preparing to take her out to a nearby lake to do a little training. She and I came out of the house and she watched me pick up a handful of bumpers in the garage and toss them into the back of the truck. She then, at full sprint, tried to jump into the back of the truck with the tailgate still up. She hit the top end of the tailgate and flopped onto her head and back on the concrete driveway. Looked to me like she had to have broken something. After deciding everything was ok, I decided to lift her into the truck and put her into her kennel. When we arrived at the lake, I opened the kennel door and it one smooth motion she launched out of the kennel and over the upright tailgate and once again flopped on the ground below to what looked like a second serious injury in less than 30 minutes.
Until that moment, I didn't realize that days' training would consist of working on sitting until tailgate is down and to stay in the kennel until I say 'out.' She now has those commands down very well! She's a nut!