The sheep are very dogged and heavy at times.
So i went out and worked today. I used all your suggestions. The dog responded well and the issue resolved. So i think there were a few things goin on that caused this to start. Changing the sheep around, changing the outrun seemed to help alot.
I also decided to not get on the dog for stopping at the the top. But let the dog just keep goin on as long as the sheep wasnt racing. And this seemed to give the dog some momentum.
So this leads me to my next question. Is it possible that i came down too hard and broke some of my dogs momentum in trying to get a complete stop?