Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara Police Department K9 units undertook a three day training course from Apr. 20-22 by US Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, whose company Trikos International specializes in the training and provision of private protection K9’s to government agencies.
Ritland served 12 years as a Navy SEAL in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Naval Special Warfare Multi Purpose Canine Trainer. After his service he began Trikos International, he has over 18 years experience in importing, breeding, raising, and training multiple breeds of working dogs. He is the author of three New York Times Best Selling books: Trident K9 Warriors, Navy SEAL Dogs and TEAM Dog.