Everyone has heard the old joke about how you can stop your dog from barking in the back seat of your car (put the dog in the front seat) but despite huge technological advances, it’s going to be a long time before your dog can become your designated driver.
Car manufacturer Subaru has created a series of TV advertisements featuring all-American family the Barkleys going about their day-to-day business – visiting gas stations, taking trips out, meeting friends – but there’s a canine twist: the Barkleys are all dogs.
Subaru knows that nothing is funnier than an animal doing something that only a human should do. Skateboarding cats. Gorillas using iPads. Surfing llamas. Dogs driving cars. It never gets tired.
While Adrian Flux Insurance Services can’t insure your dog to drive – unless they’ve passed a driving test and are at least 17 years old – the UK’s largest specialist broker can offer you tailored, individual insurance policies to suit your pet and your wallet.
Meanwhile, here are 10 pictures of dogs driving cars. Because you’re worth it.
10 pictures of dogs driving cars:
Having said that dogs can’t drive cars, these ones actually can. The SPCA Auckland found a brilliant way of proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks by teaching rescue dogs Monty, Porter and Ginny how to driver a Mini Countryman round a track. Using their paws to start the car, steer it and work the accelerator and brakes in modified vehicles, the three dogs mastered the basic act of driving. Porter was said to be better at parking than most humans.
Family car trips – don’t you just love them? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Dave the Boston Terrier has completely got to grips with the steering wheel on this Honda CRV. Sadly, he is unable to brake, change gears, accelerate or use the handbrake. One step at a time.
This is just demeaning for everyone involved.
Not only is this dog performing a full-body right-hand turn, he’s also sourced the most adorable human shaped cushion. A bit like those knobbly massage ones that humans have, but with reflective stripes.
This dog is definitely blasting someone with the horn. Shortly before flipping them the paw.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Full marks if the first thing you noticed in this picture was the dog driving the car.
When you’re driving a car, you have to remember one mantra: “mirror, signal, and manoeuvre”. But when you’re looking in the mirror, wouldn’t it be an added bonus if you looked as cool as this?
This is actually quite disturbing. Is it a dog? Is it a man? Is it a mog? More to the point, look at the address on the bus – this, Alanis Morissette, is ironic.
What happens when a driving dog and steampunk fashion collide? This.