Have you ever heard anyone use the phrase "hounded" to describe an interaction with someone (as in the manager hounded the new employee regarding tardiness)? If so, there is a good reason why some people use the term hound or hounded to describe another person. Hounds are persistent pups; once they scent their prey, nothing can stop them from going after their prize. They seem to be ruled by their noses, so, when planning activities, utilizing this characteristic of a scent hound might be the key to fun play with your pet. Remember, hounds "diligently search" for something, so engage this personality trait for a fun bonding experience with your pup.
The hound dog is a working dog, so, when planning activities for the pup, make sure that you engage the dog both mentally and physically. You can train your dog to track you or a partner of your choosing. You might even be interested in participating in tracking trials sponsored by the American Kennel Club. Or, you might just find that you play a few scent games at home to give your hound some practice tracking. Above all, have fun with your pup!