Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines (Mass Market)

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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.

About the Author


MIKE RITLAND joined the Navy in 1996 and graduated with BUD/S class 215. After years as a member of SEAL Team 3, he became a BUD/S instructor and then started his own company to train dogs for the SEAL teams. Today he continues to supply working and protection dogs to a host of clients, including the U.S. government and Department of Defense. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service. Ritland is also the author of a book on dog training, Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog the Navy SEAL Way.

GARY BROZEK has collaborated on more than twenty books, five of which have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers, including Trident K9 Warriors. He lives in Evergreen, CO.

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250073051
ISBN-10: 1250073057
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English