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Can Your Dog Drive a Car?

Dog Driving CarWhile I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that I wrote the title above just to trick you into reading this post, that is not the case. This is a true story about 3 dogs that have really been trained to drive a car!

In order to raise awareness and encourage adoption of their rescued dogs, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Auckland (New Zealand) has undertaken quite a fantastic project. In order to highlight just how smart rescue dogs are and how they can be trained for many different things, they decided to teach three of their dogs how to drive.

Working with special animal trainers, they undertook a vigorous and challenging program to train 3 dogs of different breeds to drive a car.  Although the project proved to be somewhat more challenging than expected – the results were extremely successful and impressive.

Here are 2 short videos showing parts of the training process and their ultimate success.  As impressive as it is, I think that I would still prefer to give the car to my teenage kids… 🙂

 

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