I have long said that a typing monkey could replace me. Well now it turns out that a driving dog could do. The Huffington Post reports that a New Zealand dog trainer has taught dogs to drive. Probably better than some people I know too.

The lessons are part of a campaign by the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), meant to clear up “common misconceptions” about rescue dogs. The trainer figures that if he can show people he can teach dogs to drive, maybe people will realize they’re really cool and adopt the older dogs, and some with maybe tiny behavioral issues, that many people don’t want.

So far, the animals have driven only with some human guidance, in the form of verbal commands and the occasional steering wheel readjustment, but I suspect they’ll be making trips to the Walmart for Kibbles and Bits on their own any day now.

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