A police dog in Spain is giving new meaning to the term “rescue dog.”
A video of Poncho, a police dog from Madrid, is going viral thanks to the pup’s heroic actions with a human officer during a recent drill, as ABC 33/40 of Birmingham, Ala., reports.
The video posted by Madrid’s police department shows the animal leaping into action after the officer feigns an attack and falls to the ground. By using its weight to repeatedly launch itself onto the man’s chest, Poncho apparently is able to perform the chest compressions involved in CPR.
Though it stops short of offering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the dog also appears to be monitoring the man’s pulse by resting its head against his neck.
This is really cool and shows you just how dedicated dogs really are to humans. Now, will this or could this save a life, you be the judge, but this really shows a special side of dogs and how well they can be trained.
There are 2 parts to CPR and often the compressions are all that is needed. So maybe, in a circumstance, a dog really could save a human via CPR. Obviously, the dog would have to have extensive training to even know how to perform CPR, let alone know when it was appropriate. This is a great story.
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