Haha, good point.
I mean, I have my dog, and I'll just take him as far as he goes. If he's a serious competitor, we'll progress. If he's not, maybe we'll never trial. I'm just thinking about trying and seeing what he does. But, since I know he has a history of not performing under stress, I want to ask opinions about that...what if he's great in training (and it gives him an outlet) but never trials? Or what if it is a 2 steps forward/1 step back scenario, all the time?
Basically, how serious are y'all about progress? I know it varies from club to club, I'm just trying to get a general vibe as it's a world I'm only very casually familiar with.