Now that you know the driving school for dogs actually exists, here’s the first test drive by Porter inside a real Mini Cooper. He’s a 10-month-old beardie cross that managed to drive a Mini Countryman down a real race track, and even managed to turn the corner. Continue reading for the video and more information.

According to Mark Vette, director of Animals on Q, who oversaw their training: ‘Monty, Porter and Ginny are great dogs each with their own distinct personality. You wouldn’t believe any dog could learn to drive a car on its own but we’ve proven through our understanding of animal psychology and our specialized training methods that intelligent creatures can adapt to the situation they’re in. It really is remarkable and we are so proud of the achievements of our dedicated training team and the incredible SPCA driving dogs.’