AL Police Dog Creates Viral Workout Video

Nov 23, 2017

An Alabama police dog shown on video doing push-ups with two officers has become a big hit on the internet, as well as a public safety reminder.

Al.com reports Nitro is a 2-year-old Dutch shepherd who joined the Gulf Shores Police Department's canine unit in February. In a video Gulf Shores police recently posted to social media, the dog raises up and down alongside the officers' push-ups as the song "Eye of the Tiger" plays in the background.

Gulf Shores police Cpl. Josh Coleman said the seven-second video is part of a social media trend — #9PMRoutine — begun by the Pasco County Sheriff's Department in Florida. Coleman said the 9 p.m. routine is one way law enforcement agencies are reminding people to lock up and remove valuables from cars at the end of the day.