Sometimes youngsters get behind the wheel of a car, but usually not four-legged ones.

Reuters reports that one Massachusetts family’s car was driven into a pond by its 3-month-old German shepherd.

“The dog’s owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That’s when the puppy jumped in with him.

“The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift…when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,” Costello told a local TV station. “The car went for a swim. We all did.”

An area policeman offered a Twitter post: “The perp says she was just going with the flow of traffic,” and included a picture of the puppy.

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