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I'll watch the video when I get home... but going by what you say in your post and what Solinvictus described... this is one of those things where you do not blame the dog, you have to think back to how you trained the command. If you make it 'optional' for her to come when you first call, then you will have dogs either ignoring the command or furthermore watching you and waiting for you to pull out the works (treats, toys, etc) to lure them in with the next call to come.
I would clip a long line on her and work on retraining 'come' to mean exactly what you want. That would be a slight tug on the leash in addition to your 'come' call. At first you will have treats on you when she comes running in. Over time you will put the treats somewhere else and take her to the treats when she comes to you.
And you have to be consistent to make sure you all follow up on your side of the command. Come always should mean reward - especially when you are herding her up into the house from outside.
When it's clear she has the idea and you no longer need to tug the long line to get the moving towards you response, you drop the line to the ground and fade it away.
And all through this really make sure you never give the same command twice. If she doesn't obey the first time, you have to go out there and make her come to you. That's the benefit of the long line because you can reel a dog in without playing chase games.
You don't have to change to different commands. You do have to retrain the word to mean something to her.