Even the coolest of cool dog tricks don’t hold a candle to this video of rescue dogs learning how to drive at a “canine driving school” in New Zealand. Although it’s probably the coolest dog trick we’ve ever seen, it’s not just another gratuitous internet meme: The point of the project is to highlight dogs’ intelligence and bring attention toÂ dogs for adoption.
Of course, there are plenty of other great reasons to get a rescue dogâ€“or any kind of dog. Even if you can’t teach it cool dog tricks like driving, several studies suggest that you’ll get a host of health benefits from your new best friend. Chief among them is simply all the walking you’ll doâ€“but studies have also shown that pets can boost your immune system, lower stress, and reduce depression. In fact, a study out today says that even just picturing your pet can help you de-stress.
Ready to see the coolest dog trick ever? Check out the video over at BBC News.
Photo: courtesy of BBC News