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Teaching dogs how to drive!

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#16    justcalmebubba

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

(looking over to my right @ my rednose pit)  lmao yeah  him drive? he's so damn lazy now he walks around flops and snores


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

This goes way beyond moronic.
Driving involves paying attention to so much detail and dogs simply cannot handle that plus you have to be able to judge distance, speed and so forth.

I am beginning to suspect this is a hoax however. Who is going to trust a dog to safely drive a 1000+ pound hunk of metal around?


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

LOL!  I love those pics oh the dogs sitting with their paws on the steering wheel and gear shift.  That would certainly make me do a double take if I saw that on the road.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

If I taught my dog to do that, I would never seen the van again. She would be out cruising the highway.  I bet she would be a better driver than the tourist are.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

In some Middle Eastern countries, women are not allowed to drive from the fear that it will further enable them to "cheat", however, dogs are now being taught to drive. Seeing the irony here? lol

I know NZ is not a ME country, but still, that's just funny. I'd have a wtf moment if I saw a dog driving a car.

Edited by WoIverine, 06 December 2012 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

Whats next, teaching them to play pool and drink a pint?


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

View Postpestilent0ne, on 06 December 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

Whats next, teaching them to play pool and drink a pint?

The ultimate would be to teach them how to use a toilet.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostWoIverine, on 06 December 2012 - 04:27 PM, said:

I'd have a wtf moment if I saw a dog driving a car.

Visit Germany, they have one running the country.  :)


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

View Postpestilent0ne, on 06 December 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

Whats next, teaching them to play pool and drink a pint?
That would be like life imitating art!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

View PostRyu, on 06 December 2012 - 02:07 PM, said:

This goes way beyond moronic.
Driving involves paying attention to so much detail and dogs simply cannot handle that plus you have to be able to judge distance, speed and so forth.

I am beginning to suspect this is a hoax however. Who is going to trust a dog to safely drive a 1000+ pound hunk of metal around?
No,its not a hoax. It's not to train them to actually go be chauffeurs. It's more to see if an animal with this level of intelligence and dexterity
,could master the commands .
It was on the news here ,and they trained them for x amount of time ,and then they intend to do a test ,to see what they retained from the training,and if the can do it on their own ,for a short period of time .


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

View PostEldorado, on 06 December 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:



The ultimate would be to teach them how to use a toilet.

Seems like that should have come before driving!  LOL!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

View PostEldorado, on 06 December 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

The ultimate would be to teach them how to use a toilet.

They lack the strength and the opposable thumbs, Focker.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

Wow...


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

Consider also the retraining for police dogs should this catch on. After all, it's not like a human rozzer can ask Fido if:

"Pardon me sir... er... dog. Is this your car?"


And then you've got to teach the officer so he/she can then understand their dog!


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Saw this on Cambell live last night. The way they were being trained in a mock car made me laugh. It does seem like a great, but ultimately useless test.






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