Skip to comments.Trainers teach dogs to drive cars (video at source)
Posted on 12/06/2012 9:00:05 AM PST by RoosterRedux
"No animal has ever driven a car before so what we're going to do is we're going to do a straight and we're going to head off, so we'll start the car, get into position, brake on, gear in place, back onto the steering wheel, accelerator, take off and head along the straight and then stop," he said.
At first, they started with lots of indoor training with a fake car, using clicker-reinforced targets to teach the dogs how to shift gears, use a brake and steer.
"When we chain behaviors together, in this case we've got 10 behaviors we're all putting together, so each behavior is a trained behavior, and then you put them into a sequence. So it's a lot to do, and for the dog to actually start to get an idea of what actually is happening takes quite a long time," Vette said.
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Give ‘em licenses, and they can then vote democratic.
WTH,they already vote Democrat.Now they can drive themselves to multiple polling places.
As much as my lab loves to ride Iam sure if he could he would take the truck for a spin.
Fido is a far safer driver than the humans at the Costco parking lot.
Hopefully not female dogs...
Do they drive with their head out the window?
Home viewing bkmk.
Do they get their driver’s licenses when they turn 16 in human years or in dog years?
In that video, they’re teaching them how to drive on the wrong side!! ;^)
I told the big lump of fur if he could get the car started, he could drive it any time he wished. Nothing to worry about with that one but the other one better not ever find out about these NZ dogs or I’ll never see the car again. She figured out the sequence on her own so immediately sticks her nose into my purse, then the ignition and the gear shift. Hurry, hurry, lets go!!!! Then she wants the A/C pointed to her.