Well what if your dog is not cut out as an A team dog? That rediculous. Start your own team. You would have to buy equipment, and schedule practices, but that way you know the $2000 is being used.
Oh, and the team I'm with, they have practices for $5 per dog, and sometimes only one dog shows up (you dont have to come to every practice). Meanwhile the team "captain" pays $50 to rent the facilities. And everyone pays their own travel exspenses. Oh, except that she picks me up and drops me off for practices since I dont drive yet.
I would check out NAFA
and see if there are some other teams near you. It is really fun!