Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sit! Roll over! Burn rubber! Good dog!

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20 comments:

Joseph said...

Heck. I'd do a lot better than that if the nice blonde lady would give me a treat, rub my head and give me kisses afterward!

pax said...

It's not how well the bear dances...

TCinVA said...

That's all fine and dandy until you're on the interstate doing 75 and SQUIRREL!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fido is now better than 99% of the drivers in MA. NJ and FL.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

I could save a fortune in cab fare with one of those.

Robin said...

Now teach 'em to drive with a beer in one paw, and the other out the window.

Tam said...

pax,

"It's not how well the bear dances..."

I am relieved to know that great minds still think alike. ;)

skidmark said...

I want to know how they trained the dog to not stick its head out the window. The rest of it looks easy.

stay safe.

NotClauswitz said...

Burn rubber or rub bottom along the carpet? Good doggie!

BGMiller said...

Well, why not....
Dog's got a license after all...

BGM

AuricTech said...

As a former compact SUV* owner, I must point out that "roll over" is probably not a command you want to teach your driving dog....

*The first vehicle I ever owned was a 1988 Suzuki Samurai. While the Consumer Reports hit-piece was sufficiently flawed that Suzuki won a lawsuit against Consumer Union, it's fairly obvious that anyone expecting a Samurai to corner like a Corvette will likely roll the Sami. OTOH, anyone expecting a Corvette to handle trails like a Samurai will likely face a best-case scenario of an expensive tow-truck bill, with extensive repairs to the undercarriage being quite likely.

Kristophr said...

IMPD could train their K-9s to drive for them.

KM said...

He'll never make it in NASCAR if they only teach him to turn right.
Durn kiwis...

BGMiller said...

Kristopher,

But then IMPD would have to use St. Bernards for their K-9s.


BGM

Ed said...

Can't decide between your Suzuki Samurai and your Corvette for off-roading? The solution to your problems is.... Lamborghini:

http://video.news.com.au/2227167766/Lamborghini-goes-4WD

Noah D said...

Had a Suzi Sami once. Nice little 4WD, if you didn't ask too much of it.

55MPH into a headwind on I465 with 2 people in the car was apparently too much.

Jennifer said...

Watch out Mr Postman!

9vMojo said...

Now, just teach him to make a beer run! P-/ arrr

markm said...

skidmark said..."I want to know how they trained the dog to not stick its head out the window."

I'm thinking that they've governed the engine down to about 1 mph, so the trainer can stay ahead of it walking backwards. As far as I can tell, dogs stick their heads out to feel the wind in their ears, and the dog can WALK faster than that car is moving.

But there is a whole lot of training behind that video. It's not difficult if you have some idea of what you're doing (and picking a German Shepherd is a good start - they're as smart as a carnivore can be without wondering why they're doing all those tricks for a bite-size treat when there's 100+ pounds of very fresh raw meat standing right in front of them), but it takes a lot of time to get that good.

Nathan Tramp said...

Brought to you, proudly, by New Zealand. See also: The Martin Jetpack.