I'm not exactly sure how this idea came about?  I do know it isn't a good idea, but it is a very cool idea.  A SPCA in New Zealand is teaching dogs to drive.

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Dogs can do many, many, things, from fetching items for you, to helping out handicapped people, to cuddling with you to cheer you up.  So why not have a driving dog.

Don't be surprised 20 years down the road to look out the window of your car and see Fido driving his big 'ol truck, with a human in the truck bed.

Forget "Planet of the Apes" it'll be Planet of the Dogs.