Follow Chester the puppy as he takes a 'dog's eye view' around a new housing development

On the hunt for a new house? Thankfully there's a new fluffy estate agent ready to give you a 'dog's eye view' of the latest West Yorkshire showhomes.

By Rebecca Marano
Sunday, 4th October 2020, 6:00 am

Watch as little Chester, who is just 10-months-old, had the first look around the new Elm Tree Park development in Wakefield - but did he 'wuff' or hate it?

Chester was given the chance to explore a new three-bedroom home at his leisure and the resulting ‘dog cam’ footage has been turned into a showhome walk-through video with a difference.

Chester’s owner, Alison Mahoney, who works as a Sales Manager at Keepmoat Homes, said: “It was a throwaway comment by someone in the team who said ‘I wonder what homebuyers’ pets think of our new homes?’

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Chester the Cocker Spaniel is ready to show potential buyers a "dog's eye view' of the new Elm Tree Park development in Wakefield.

“It was one of those things that seemed funny at first but then caught the attention of colleagues, so we thought we’d road test it – or paw test it – here at Elm Tree Park.

“I volunteered my Cocker Spaniel Chester as he’s a naturally inquisitive dog and I thought he’d be good at exploring our showhomes – plus I secretly think he enjoys the limelight.”

Chester was fitted with a lightweight, pet-friendly video camera and harness and was left to his own devices – the resulting dog’s eye view sees the curious canine padding around one of Keepmoat’s Staveley showhomes.

Alison added: “Unsurprisingly he went straight to the sofa first, that’s a favourite spot at home, but it was interesting to watch him explore the house from his perspective and see what he found most appealing.

Chester the 10-month-old Cocker Spaniel bouncing around a showhome in the Elm Tree Park development in Wakefield.

“It’s a lovely insight into the minds of our pets and I’m delighted to see him take this starring role. Maybe this will kick-start a career as a dog actor. Lassie, Wellard and Waffle watch out.”

Little Chester is owned by Alison Mahoney, who works as a Sales Manager at Keepmoat Homes.