Skip to comments.Motor mutts pass doggie driving test with flying collars
Posted on 12/10/2012 8:40:09 PM PST by GlockThe Vote
AFP - A pair of highly trained canines guided a modified car along a New Zealand race track Monday, passing their doggie driving tests with flying collars on live television, despite the odd off-road detour.
In a heartwarming project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters, a group of cross-breed rescue dogs from Auckland were taught to drive a car -- steering, pedals and all -- to show the potential of unwanted canines.
Footage of the motorised mutts learning their skills has proved an Internet sensation but their ultimate test came on Monday, when the two best performers, Monty and Porter, were put through their paces on national television.
Monty the giant schnauzer cross was first up, driving the modified Mini down the straight by himself, in what is claimed to be a world first.
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Yabut, can they back up?
Probably better than the crimingrants here in NYC!
Yeah, but I think it’s a little unfair with the cat-on-a-stick out front and all... /s
Sure they can do it with the steering wheel on the right side of the car, but could they do it with a normal car?
And can they parallel park?
Poker-playing dogs anyone?
Could have been worse. They could have taught monkies to drive.
Now if they can get a pig to fly.....
It’s all fun and games until...SQUIRREL!
I would trust Linda-The-Dog behind the wheel of my car, but nor steering the Harley.
One HAS to draw the line SOMEWHERE.
Sure...a dog could learn with the wheel on the wrong side of the car, no problem. :)
Let my dog drive a car? Maybe.
Buy, I’d have to take away her iPod. She’s a addicted to texting.
I don’t think this video is the actual final exhibition, but it’s an updated version from the training videos we had before. Here you can see that Porter has learned to turn the steering wheel and “drive” on the oval track. What a GREAT advertising campaign this has turned out to be. Hats off not only to the dogs and the trainers, but to the ad agency that came up with this campaign...Auckland advertising agency.
Yep, the whole advertising campaign is brilliant. I hope many dogs are getting adopted as a direct result of these videos.
“Could have been worse. They could have taught monkies to drive.”
You obviously don’t live in Houston.
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