just look me in the eyes . . . This is why dogs get away with so much. Of course, the combination of cuteness and color-blindness (as well as the absence of fingers or the ability to read) would seem to create a hazard for dog drivers, but you can’t tell that to a bunch of trainers in New Zealand. It appears that you will now have to shop for that perfect ride for your Range Rover.
A trainer, Mart Vette, in New Zealand is working with the SPCA in Auckland to teach dogs to drive.
The first canine drivers — “Monty,” “Ginny” and “Porter” — are reportedly making considerable progress even though Monty, an 18-month-old giant schnauzer, was brought to the pound because his owners found him “too much for them to handle.” So now he will have a cool ride to add to his bad dog lifestyle. Then there is Ginny, the 1-year-old whippet mix rescued from abusive owners, who will be able to work out anger issues behind the wheel.
Monty has shown the most success and moved to a real car from the toy cars used indoor — in just five weeks. He has been able to put the car into gear and wait for the command “A” for the accelerator. Of course, I assume that they are waiting for the end to tackle the greatest hazard — the appearance of a squirrel while driving or worse yet an old Reliant Kitten.
First picture found on Reddit.