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Stray dogs are being taught how to drive a car in New Zealand. Three canines are learning how to control the specially-modified vehicles in order to show the public how intelligent they are. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will test their new skills in a special live broadcast on Monday (December 10). Porter, a 10-month-old Beardie cross, Monty, an 18-month-old Giant Schnauzer cross, and Ginnie, a 1-year-old Beardie Whippet cross are the dogs chosen to take part in the experiment. The animals have been trained for eight weeks in the small wooden carts which they have driven inside a test centre. They then moved on to a modified Mini, where they sat in the driver's seat while holding on to the steering wheel. Extension levers were attached to the accelerator and brake pedals in order for the dogs to use their back paws, while their front paw »

- By Tom Eames

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