From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9 Warriors gave
readers an inside look at the Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors-who
they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake
to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys,
these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled
working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them.
special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland
discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's
most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average
kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time
with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest
military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat
deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and
instantly knew he'd found his true calling.
Ritland started his
own company to train and supply working and protection dogs for the U.S.
Government, Department of Defense, and other clients. He also started
the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live
long and happy lives after their service.
Navy SEAL Dogs is
the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child,
to a member of our nation's most elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the
world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.
Visit Mike's website at: https://mikeritland.com/