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Navy SEAL Dogs is the true story of how Mike Ritland grew from a skinny, bullied child, to a member of our nation's elite SEAL Teams, to the trainer of the world's most highly skilled K9 warriors.
From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, military working dogs are some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet.
Mike Ritland's job is to train them.
Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often bullied 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 Navy 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 Mike's amazing story.