A video of K-9 officer, Arson, with an Alberta, Canada police department, showing off his skills to catch a wayward Pokemon has over four million views on one social media site and over 12,000 on another. Arson got his start right here in Pulaski County.

A video of K-9 officer, Arson, with an Alberta, Canada police department, showing off his skills to catch a wayward Pokemon has over four million views on one social media site and over 12,000 on another. Arson got his start right here in Pulaski County.

The video, shot for fun, by Arson's handlers, shows Arson starting in his patrol vehicle. He spots Pikachu, one of the more well-known Pokemon, and races from the vehicle to take Pikachu down. The video ends with Pikachu apprehended and in the patrol car.

Tommy Kullberg, of Kullberg K9, and the breeder of Arson told the Daily Guide that people might laugh at the video, but the video proves how well-trained Arson really is.

"A lot of dogs would be scared of something like that. It just shows the way he was trained and his bloodline. He's not scared of anything. It (the video) was a good way to highlight that. It shows that the dog is trained well enough to go after something odd," Kullberg said.

Kullberg is a reserve officer with Waynesville Police Department, K-9 handler, trainer, and breeder, as well as a member of the military. Kullberg also happens to have been Arson's original owner and owns the father of Arson, Dax.

Arson was part of a litter of Belgian Malinois puppies Kullberg had in 2014. All eight puppies in the litter went to police departments around the country and Canada. Two puppies went to Canada, one to Puerto Rico, one to Texas, one to Maryland, one locally, and one to Louisiana.

Belgian Malinois are fast becoming the favored breed of K-9 handlers all over. Almost every police agency in Pulaski County and the surrounding areas K-9's are Belgian Malinois. The breed is favored because of its intelligence, trainability, fearlessness, and personality.

Kullberg said he used to work with predominantly German Shepherds and spent many years, while in Germany, competing in "schutzend" or protection dog competitions. Now Kullberg works with his Malinois, Dax, and trains with the other K-9 officers in the area who get together once a week to work their dogs.

"We train our dogs to be prepared for any scenario. Sometimes people are dressed weird or wear masks, things like that. We subject our dogs to numerous stimuli," Kullberg said.

The fact that Arson was willing and unafraid to go after a person dressed in a bright yellow Pikachu costume is a testament to his training and breeding, according to Kullberg. Kullberg said Kelsey, Beottcher, Arson's trainer is a "real pro" who took him through the Michael Ellis dog training school in California, a prominent dog training school.

Kullberg had nothing but praise for Beottcher, pointing to the video as an example of "her creativity and training," as well as showing the "dog's ability." While millions of viewers are being entertained by a video of a K-9 taking down a Pikachu, they don't know the training and breeding that goes into a K-9 being able to do that.