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Interview With A
Cocker Spaniel Owner

Cocker Spaniel

Alison Mackay took the time to speak to us about her experience of living with her cocker spaniel, Mollie.

Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your cocker spaniel please?

A: This is Mollie. She's around 18 months I think and we got her 4 months ago. She was a rescue dog as she was a stray. 

Q: How easy was Mollie to train?

A: We are still working on that! She's very clever and picks things up quickly like tricks etc but she still pulls badly on the lead and is very easily distracted outside.

Cocker Spaniel

Q: How much exercise does Mollie need?

A: She gets 3 x 40 minute walks per day and would be exercised all day if she could!

Q: Does Mollie have a particularly "doggy smell" and how is her coat in terms of shedding?

A: She gets shampooed by us once a month but generally smells lovely. She still has that cute puppy smell. Her coat doesn't shed too much either.

Q: Is Mollie an excessive barker?

A: No

Q: Does Mollie have good recall off-leash?

A: Not yet. But we're working on that!

Cocker Spaniel

Q: What is Mollie like around other dogs?

A: She's generally quite hyper and gets excited around other dogs. She's still really just a puppy.

Q: What is Mollie like around children?

A: She loves children and will follow them around like a shadow.

Cocker Spaniel

Q: Would you class Mollie as high maintenance or a fussy eater?

A: High maintenance definitely but not a fussy eater. She's a spaniel so will eat anything!

Q: Can Mollie do any tricks or have any funny quirks?

A: She can close doors, dance and gives a double high five when asked.  She loves looking out of the window and would do that all day if she could! 

Big thank you to Alison for a little insight into life with the lovely Mollie! :)

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