Why teach a dog to drive? This video is part of a social media awareness campaign put out by SPCA Auckland, New Zealand, and car maker Mini Cooper. The campaign is meant to show people how smart and trainable many abandoned and surrendered dogs in fact are, the point being that dogs this smart deserve a home. This dog really is driving! The car has been modified with a paw-activated accelerator and brake and it only takes some high-pitched coaxing from a trainer to get him steering. Heck, this dog drives better than a lot of people I've seen on the streets here in Pennsylvania.
Check out SPCA Auckland's fan page for the campaign to learn more about these fantastically smart driving dogs.