About Us

Expert Personal-Protection Dog Training

We train dogs with the ability to be integrated into your household and daily life.  Trikos dogs are tested and retested in a variety of social and environmental situations.

We have provided dogs to DHS, U.S.Customs, Border Patrol, TSA, Dept. of Defense and private individuals.

Our lead trainer, Mike Ritland, has trained hundreds of working dogs and specializes in protection dog training, military dog training, police dog training, and guard dog training. He has over 15 years experience in importing, breeding, raising, and training multiple breeds of working dogs.

Prior to founding Trikos International, Mr. Ritland was a multipurpose K9 trainer for U.S. Navy SEAL Teams. He served 12 years active duty as a U.S. Navy SEAL and is a disabled combat veteran.

Mr. Ritland also founded the Warrior Dog Foundation, a non-profit Special Operations K9 retirement foundation.