Navy SEAL Dogs
My Tale of Training Canines for CombatBook - 2013
"Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the 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.This 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.This 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: YA 359.984 RITLAND
Characteristics: x, 190 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
Beware the underdog. Bullied as a youngster, Mike Ritland became a Navy Seal and discovered his calling as a military dog trainer. Discover how powerful these elite, highly skilled K-9 warriors are and the extreme missions on which they serve.