Trident K9 Warriors
My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines
Mike Ritland & Gary Brozek
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As Seen on "60 Minutes"!
As a Navy SEAL during a combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U.S. Government, and Department of Defense. He knew that fewer than 1 percent of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation's elite combat units, and began searching the globe for animals who fit this specific profile. These specialized canines had to pass rigorous selection tests before their serious training could begin.
The results were a revelation: highly trained working dogs capable of handling both detection and apprehension work in the most extreme environments and the tensest of battlefield conditions. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs develop a close bond with the handlers they work side by side with and the other team members. Truly integrating themselves into their units, these K9 warriors are much like their human counterparts—unwavering in their devotion to duty, strong enough and tough enough to take it to the enemy through pain, injury, or fear.
For the first time ever, the New York Times bestseller Trident K9 Warriors gives readers an inside look at these elite canines—who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives, asking for little in the way of reward. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet.
Trident K9 Warriors
Author and U.S. Navy SEAL,
Mike Ritland delivers a phenomenal, first time view at Our Nations Elite MWD's. He takes the reader into the world of U.S. Navy SEALs and their K9 Teams, showing the invaluable role that these K9 Warriors carry in War as well as the bond they have with their Handlers. Outstanding Content and a Definite Best Seller!!!
Thank you for your service and dedication to ensure our Nation's safety as well as your passion in protecting and being a voice for our K9 Warriors!
Great book giving deserved recognition to the SEAL K-9's
My son is a SEAL. Saw your piece on Fox and Friends and immediately downloaded the book. It is definitely worth reading if you are a dog person or interested in the military. I pray that when he is deployed there will be an SOF canine in his unit. I will definitely sleep better at night!!! Kudos to these amazing dogs!
This book had me hooked from start to finish. Tells the great stories of the heroes who didn't ask to go but served to their fullest capabilities. As you are reading, cut ahead to the last twenty pages to see some pictures of the two-legged and four-legged heroes. Thank you for putting these stories on paper.