Trident K9 Warriors
My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield With Elite Navy SEAL CaninesLarge Print - 2013
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 one 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. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs develop a close bond with the handlers they work side by side with, and the other members of the team. 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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
Branch Call Number: 636.70886 RITLA
Characteristics: 367 p. : ill. ; 23 cm