Trident K9 Warriors

My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines

Mike Ritland with Gary Brozek

St. Martin's Griffin

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The New York Times bestseller featured on 60 Minutes, this is the first book to take readers inside the world of elite Navy SEAL dogs.

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.

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Mike Ritland with Gary Brozek

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.

 

GARY BROZEK has coauthored and ghostwritten nearly twenty books, four of which have become New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife and their dog, Huckleberry, in the mountains outside of Denver.

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Trident K9 Warriors
My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines
Mike Ritland with Gary Brozek

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250041814
ISBN10: 1250041813
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Plus one 16-page color photograph insert
$15.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
April 2013
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427233523
ISBN10: 1427233527
Audio Run Time: 7:30
$29.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
April 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427233530
ISBN10: 1427233535
$14.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
April 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250024978
ISBN10: 1250024978
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Plus one 16-page color photgraph insert
$25.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
April 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250024985
ISBN10: 1250024986
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 288 pages, 50 color photos
$9.99
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