Just trying to better understand the topography of the GAP between the farmwork Glama already does and what she would need to do at a trial--
I'm thinking she must already have a good deal of confidence to work free-range, unfamiliar, non-flocking, dog-challenging sheep during the round-up, no? So, where does her lack of confidence show up in her farm work- are you standing there with her all the time or something?
The description of the trial sounded more like she needs practice on pacing, working farther out of the "bubble," (on the fetch), and then she needs more push to move them against a draw- would working on those things really detract from what she can already do? (I understand it would take time away from other work etc.)
I used to think that training had to be a gradual, additive, simplified process, but I have been integrating information from other fields (motor learning and neuroscience) and I am not so sure...