Trident K9 Warriors

  • by Michael Ritland, Gary Brozek
  • Narrated by Jeff Gurner
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a SEAL on combat deployment in Iraq, Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he found his true calling. While the SEAL teams had used dogs in the past, they never had dogs trained specifically by SEALs, for SEALs. To fill this void, Ritland started his own company after he retired, training and supplying dogs for the West Coast SEAL teams. He knew that less than 1% of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation’s elite combat units.
He searched 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, listeners get an inside look at these elite K9 warriors - 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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A fantastic insight into military working dogs

This book is an amazing look at the world of dogs within the SF community. Little did I know about their contribution to saving lives and reducing the anxiety of the troopers on the ground. Anyone with an interest in working dogs will learn a tremendous amount from this book.
It has also inspired me to register my interest with the British Army’s Canine unit to adopt a MWD who place suitable dogs who are retired from duty. I wait impatiently to meet the Malinois that is suitable for me to bring back home with me.
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- Roystoned

Good Book

Good overview of the hard work training and working with dogs. Gets a bit overly technical with stats and info in some areas, but the actual story's of the dogs in training and in action carry this
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio