Mike Ritland

Former Navy Seal, Professional Dog Trainer and Founder of Trikos International and Warrior Dog Foundation
Mike Ritland

Mike Ritland

Former Navy Seal, Professional Dog Trainer and Founder of Trikos International and Warrior Dog Foundation

Biography

Mike is a former member of SEAL Team 3, owner of Trikos International and founder of The Warrior Dog Foundation that helps retired Special Operation dogs live long and healthy lives after their service. Trikos International is a firm Mike started that provides dogs for the SEAL teams as well as high net worth individuals looking for protection dogs. He provides dogs to a host of clients such as the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, TSA and the Department of Defense. Mike’s passion of providing these highly trained service dogs began in the city of Tikrit, Iraq in May of 2003 where an explosive-detector dog detected a grenade in a building where marines where set to enter surely saving the lives of many. Since that day, Mike has dedicated his life to training dogs to harness their ability their remarkable abilities to defeat the tools of modern warfare.  

Mike is a New York Times bestselling author and his most recent book is titled Team Dog; How to Train Your Dog-The Navy SEAL Way.