Drug-busting police dog participates in push-up challenge

Credit: Western Australia Police Department via Storyful

A police dog participated in the Push-Up Challenge alongside his fellow officers at the Kalgoorlie Police Department, as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Footage shows police dog, Whiskey, carefully listening to his handler’s instructions while completing push-ups. Whiskey is a Malinois trained to detect drugs and perform general duties.

The Western Australia Police Force captioned the post: “100% certified good boy PD Whiskey does the Push-Up Challenge for Mental Health Awareness Month!”

The Push-up Challenge is “created to promote awareness about suicide in Australia and encourage positive mental health through physical activity”, with the goal of 3,046 push-ups correlating with the number of Australian deaths by suicide in 2018.