Gooser, I have long gone by a saying I heard once...."If you think you can or you think you can't, you are right!" The dog I now own, I bought thinking I could have a gun dog for hunting. I had never been to or seen a field trial a couple years ago, but met some field trialers. My dog is now QAA at 3 and I am testing my saying above, because I am thinking AFC or even FC is in my future. Good luck to you, but as others have said, raise your goals!