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If he runs away, do not let him loose. Keep him on a long line, so he can't run away. He has learned that 'come' is irrelevant, just a noise, when he is off leash. Pick a new word for recall, ie: here, and train it from 'scratch', train it at home to start with, then train it in a fenced area on a long line, until he 'aces' it. Then remove the long line, and work in that fenced area, until he 'aces' it. Make coming to you the best thing on the planet, every time you call him to you, have a party, feed lots of high value treats, tell him what an amazing dog he is. Give him a good reason to WANT to come to you.