Trident K9 Warriors by Michael Ritland
My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines

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The battlefield accounts of SEAL MWDs and their handlers in the field serve the dual purpose of being examples of training regimens and highlighting the impact of MWDs.
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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, 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.

 

About Michael Ritland

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Mike Ritland joined the navy in 1996, and after twelve years started his own company to train dogs for the SEAL teams. His clients include the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, TSA, and the Department of Defense. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Trident K9 Warriors, which is being adapted for film.Gary Brozek has coauthored and ghostwritten nearly twenty books, including four New York Times bestsellers.
 
Published April 15, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 288 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, War, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Dwight Jon Zimmerman on Jul 19 2013

The battlefield accounts of SEAL MWDs and their handlers in the field serve the dual purpose of being examples of training regimens and highlighting the impact of MWDs.

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