Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

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Grades 6 - 8Grade 8n/a7.762437

Before there was Max, there was Mike. A true story much like the touching movie, Navy SEAL Dogs explores the incomparable relationship between trainer and military dog.

From the author of Team Dog, Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives. From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them.

This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation's most elite military working dogs. Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling.

Ritland started his own company to train and supply working and protection dogs for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and other clients. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service.

Navy SEAL Dogs is the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation's most elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.

Hardcover, 190 pages
Published on October 29, 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN-10: 1250041821
ISBN-13: 9781250041821
3 Book Reviews
  • zacharyp9379
    zacharyp9379almost 5 years33 stars
    I like it, but at some times it gets a little bit boring, But ths just might be my sense of reading, I reccomend it to anyone who likes dogs.
    • ccover 6 years
      This book is trash. Dont read it
      • 10039744
        10039744almost 7 years55 stars
        i love Navy seasls