Discover how man's best friend can also be our country's greatest weapon in this enthralling account of some of the most skilled working animals on the planet.
As a SEAL during a combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he had found his true calling. He started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U.S. government, and Department of Defense. Today, Ritland's highly trained dogs are capable of handling both detection and apprehension work in the most extreme environments and battlefield conditions. With this first-of-its-kind book, readers are offered an inside look at these elite K9 warriors—unwavering in their devotion to duty, tough enough to protect our country against all enemies—and the extreme missions they undertake to save countless lives.
"After a stellar career in the Teams, Mike Ritland has gone on to train working K9s for some of the most elite units in the U.S. Special Operations community. If you want to learn about these amazing animals, the sacrifices they've made, and their effectiveness in combat, then read TRIDENT K9 WARRIORS."—Brandon Webb, Former Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author of The Red Circle
This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
“After a stellar career in the Teams, Mike Ritland has gone on to train working K9's for some of the most elite units in the U.S. Special Operations community. These dogs are integrated into Special Operations at all levels of mission planning. They HALO parachute from high altitude, chase enemy squirters, and detect explosive booby traps, to name just a few tasks. If you want to learn about these amazing animals, the sacrifices they've made, and their effectiveness in combat, then read Navy SEAL K9 Warriors.” —Brandon Webb, Former Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Circle, and Editor-in-Chief SOFREP.com
“[Ritland] and co-writer Gary Brozek tell a rattling good story, detailing the checkered history of dogs in combat and the contributions their making today.” —Cesar's Way
“The accounts of fieldwork and battles are specific and extraordinary, making this a pick for any military collection.” —Internet Bookwatch