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Navy Seal Mike Ritland Team Dog

February 4, 201516 min
The Navy SEALs are known as "the teams" for good reason. Every member of the unit understands the role he has to play, spends hours of working together to build trust, and forges an unbreakable bond through repetition and commitment. As a Navy SEAL and a trainer of military working dogs, Mike Ritland has spent nearly his entire adult life fostering the best of human and canine attributes—a respect for authority, care for other’s well-being, and a commitment to getting things done right. He has created one of the most successful canine training programs in the country, providing dogs and training for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, TSA, and the Department of Defense, as well as elite Special Forces units within the US Military. Ritland also established the Warrior Dog Foundation, which helps to transition dogs from an operational environment into a state-of-the-art kennel facility. Ritland offers a unique perspective to dog training that has proven as effective in t

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