A pet adoption organization (in New Zealand) wanted to show how smart rescue dogs are and perhaps improve their adoption rate, so they called on animal trainer, Mark Vette.
The trainer chose a group of rescue dogs and trained them to start the car, use the brake and the gas, and to work the steering wheel.
At first, the dog started out with indoor training in a fake car, where they learned how to shift gears, use a brake and steer.
After several months of training, a dog got behind the wheel of a real car on a closed track and he successfully drove the car to the trainer’s commands.
They're now planning to air a TV special about the dogs' driving skills next week.