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.
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?
Q: Does Mollie have good recall off-leash?
A: Not yet. But we're working on that!
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.
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! :)