As kooky as it sounds, an animal shelter in New Zealand has taught a group of dogs to drive.
In order to boost dog adoptions by showing that all dogs have potential, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) worked to teach the trio of dogs to drive a car – steering, acceleration, brakes and all.
All the doggie drivers are shelter dogs: Monty, a Giant Schnauzer, Ginny, a whippet cross and Porter, a 10-month old Beardie. The dogs trained for just a few weeks in simulated cars, before hopping into a real car. The result is quite impressive. Take a look at the clever canines in action: