We had a term - sniffercizing - used only when walking beagles. They don't always want to go where you want to go. So, we bought an extend-a-leash, and would stand in the middle of a field and watch them sniffercize, and they'd get really really really excited about hunting field mice. When they were older, we could do away with the leash altogether; they never went very far, and you could always see the flopping tail above the grass. They'd lose the scent, and go back to the start to chase it down again. Not the Einsteins of the dogs, but wonderful even without any brains.
I'm pretty sure that all through college, every time my dad called me, he was out sniffercizing the dogs.
Yup, I think I need to try that. Pepper ran around in circles on the 4' lease, but it seemed kind of cruel. I need her to be a happy, go lucky dog, and the extend-a-leash in the right place might do the trick.
She looks really happy with her new family already!