Incredible police dog springs into action to perform CPR on handler

Poncho the Spanish police dog has been trained in CPR. Credit: PA

Police dog Poncho has learned a very impressive skill - he can perform CPR and check a person's pulse.

When Poncho's handler plays dead, he springs into action to 'save his life'.

Although this time it was just a practice run, Poncho's training could certainly come in handy in the future.

Madrid's police department was very impressed with the pooch's abilities, calling his performance "heroic".