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How does she do it on leash?
I was going to suggest focusing on doodle work (get ins, get outs, backs, scoot sits, 360 circles, 180 circles, pivot lefts, and pivot rights). All of these things play a huge role in training rear awareness for the dogs.
The other thing is what are you doing with your footwork when you go into the left turn? Footwork - as stupid as it is - always plays a role in cueing the dog and training yourself to shift your body properly so you are giving the dog the same signals every time.
So like with Jacks I will stop on my left foot and turn my body and take that first step to the left with my right foot.
I taught Jacks "get in" way before, so as I did that left turn footwork - as I turned my body, I would give him the "get in" command to get him to tuck his butt in and then I'd take the next stride with him in heel and move on.
Left turns can be slow and deliberate while you are training her.