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We will be at SHOT Show in Las Vegas on January 15th 2014!

    Mike Ritland – Author of Trident K9 Warriors Click here for details on Darley Defense events during SHOT Show: www.darleydefense.com/events/ Booth #7003 Wednesday, January 15th 9:00 – 10:00 am 2 – 3 pm   Please come early to secure your opportunity to meet Mike Ritland, founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation & Trikos International. Connect with the Warrior Dog Foundation team and learn about how you … Read More

Warrior Dog Foundation is honored to be a part of the unveiling of the John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park!

We would like to announce that this Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th, 2013).  South Sioux City, Iowa will be unveiling a statue in honor of MA1 John Douangdara and K-9 Bart.  John and Bart were both killed in action on August 8th, 2011 in Afghanistan as part of Extortion 17. The park is in honor of all military working dogs and their handlers.  Warrior Dog Foundation … Read More

Trikos helps bring Xbox’s newest version of “Call of Duty: Ghosts” to life with real dog Rico

Mike and Rico recently collaborated with the Xbox crew to create the latest iteration of “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”  The video game brings lifelike characters and immersive worlds together on a new, next-generation engine.  The dog in Call of Duty will work together with his team to fulfill missions.  The video game will officially release November 5, 2013. For a behind the scenes look check … Read More

Marine reunited with dog Casey after 150 Missions in Afghanistan

We were honored to be a part of a very special ceremony recently in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Capitol Building.  Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a Marine who served 150 missions in Afghanistan with a yellow lab named Casey, were reunited after a year apart.  During their time in combat Gundlach promised he would find her when their service was finished.  Casey went on … Read More

Trikos dogs on 60 Minutes tomorrow!

60 Minutes will be airing an interview with Mike Ritland featuring Trikos and Warrior Dog Foundation dogs tomorrow on CBS at 7pm ET/PT. If you’d like to take a sneak peak here it is! Rare look at a secret weapon with four legs Dog takes down volunteer in training exercise (this video might make you think twice about volunteering to be in a bite suit)

We are proud to announce the launch of Mike Ritland’s book Trident K9 Warriors!

Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines To learn more visit our book page on Amazon or please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TridentK9Warriors. Trident K9 Warriors gives readers an inside look at these elite canines—who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives, asking for little in the way of … Read More

Zero Bark Thirty

Here is a link and headline to our article in the New York Post today.  Check it out! How to train a dog of war, like Osama bin Laden’s nemesis Cairo, who lend our SEALs a Paw Perhaps the most astonishing detail to emerge from the raid on Osama bin Laden was the presence of a most unusual soldier: a dog named Cairo, a Belgian … Read More

Common Training Problems

One of the most common day-to-day issues I see is a dog that won’t give a ball or toy back to the owner once they have it. The owner wants to play fetch, and they throw the ball for the dog and he goes and grabs it. Next, a fun game of keep away ensues. Here is where your head needs to be. Put yourself … Read More

Tips for training your dog. Part 1

Consistency. Consistency. Consistency. This is without question the biggest key to dog training. Whether you are creating/shaping new behavior, or reinforcing already known commands, being consistent is you and your dog’s best friend. We all know that communication is the backbone to our relationships, and our dogs are certainly no exception. One of the biggest problems I routinely see with dog owners, is a confused … Read More