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Campbell Live - Driving Dogs Television (Excerpts) – 2012 News/Current Affairs

Campbell Live - Driving Dogs

Television (Excerpts) – 2012 News/Current Affairs

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In late 2012 Campbell Live showed that dogs could be taught new tricks, when canines Monty and Porter got behind the wheel of a Mini Countryman and took it for a racetrack spin. On 10 December in a "world first" live test drive, Monty went solo and Porter (nearly) drove reporter Tristram Clayton around a bend. The following night saw definitive evidence that dogs can turn corners. The stunt was an SPCA campaign to change perception about the intelligence of rescued canines. Animal wrangler Mark Vette trained the driving dogs, who attracted global media attention.

Key Cast & Crew

Lachlan Forsyth

Reporter

Tristram Clayton

Reporter

John Campbell

Presenter

I must say this has been the toughest assignment we've had ...No one in the car, no tricks, it's all Monty driving.
– Animal trainer Mark Vette