Monday, December 24, 2012

Seasons Greetings

It is summer here in New Zealand, and Enzo and I have been enjoying a pre-Christmas holiday at the beach. A week of swimming, wave jumping, chasing toys, running in the sand, long walks, BBQ food and sleeping on the deck under the stars.

We wish all our fur-rends Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013.

Riley (on the right) and Enzo  - a.k.a the salty dogs!

Monday, December 10, 2012

They did it!

Two dogs both drove a car without a human touching the car's controls! You can see how they did here...


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Teaching dogs new tricks

I want to learn to drive, and I want a Mini to be my first car! I now know this dream is possible as I watched three dogs on TV last night learning to drive a car... yes you read that right, here in New Zealand, as part of the SPCA's latest promotion to get people to adopt dogs, dogs are being taught drive. Next Monday night, LIVE on national TV, the top dog is going to drive a human around a car race track without any human help!

Have a look at this short video (1:16 minutes long),

and if you are interested in more detail see TV last night  (8:57minutes long) for the step by step training method and dogs driving (ignore the advertisement at the front - the driving part is about 3/4 of the way in), and the SPCA Auckland Facebook page.

The dogs are almost fully trained. On Monday night my human and I will be in front of our big black box watching live... and if the dog drives by himself then I want to be first in line for my very own doggie driving lessons from these guys. I will let you know how thins go. My paws will be crossed for a good result.

Just imagine - no more waiting to be chauffeured around, no more letting my human decide where we go, I could just get behind the wheel of "my Mini", let the wind blow in my fur while I go wherever I want. I could even drive my humans around.