I have seen many ads for doggie drivers license, of course this is a novelty DL. But three talented dogs; Monty, Ginny, and Porter, have learned to drive a car in New Zealand. After months of training they can start the engine, steer and accelerate.
The Doggie Driving School was designed to change the public’s impression of rescue dogs and to encourage greater adoptions. “I think sometimes people think because they’re getting an animal that’s been abandoned that somehow it’s a second-class animal,” SPCA Auckland’s CEO Christine Kalin told the New Zealand Herald. “The dogs have achieved amazing things in eight short weeks of training, which really shows with the right environment just how much potential all dogs from the SPCA have as family pets.” Full story.
Max, a Boston terrier, has been filmed cruising through the streets of Brooklyn with not a care in the world – in fact he manages to steer a straight course without even paying attention to the road at times. Is the dog’s name Max or Mac? Anyway, he is driving, or so it seems. 🙂
- Max the driving dog gets behind the wheel in New York (metro.co.uk)