A charity in New Zealand teaches rescue dogs to drive a car. The purpose of the canine driving school is to show how smart dogs can be and hopefully get more people to adopt them. Monty the schnauzer is one of the dogs that has been trained to drive a car.
It first starts indoors where dogs train, pushing buttons, and then steering. After about 7 weeks, the dogs are ready to drive cars. Monty responds to the command “A” by touching the accelerator, responds to “turn” by turning the steering wheel with his paw, etc.
Video: Dog Drives Car
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Dogs aren’t going to be chauffeurs anytime soon, but it’s cool to see that they can be trained for more complex behaviors than “sit” and “stay.”