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Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy SEAL Way

By Gary Brozek   |   Published On: Jan 5, 2016
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Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy SEAL Way is a New York Times bestselling book by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland. Teaching all dog owners how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs, Ritland taps into 15 years’ worth of experience and shares. In accessible and direct language, he explains the science behind the importance of gaining a dog’s trust and then offering invaluable steps for how to achieve any level of obedience.

His unique approach includes entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs, both on and off the battlefield. He also gives direct tips straight from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to choose the perfect dog for their household; how to establish themselves as a the “team leader,” master “command and control,” employ “situational awareness,” and to solidify their dog’s position as the family’s ultimate best friend. In short, it’s the distinctive authority on how to train your dog—the Navy SEAL way.

About the Author

Mike Ritland joined the navy in 1996, and after twelve years started his own company to train dogs for the SEAL teams. His clients include the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, TSA, and the Department of Defense. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Trident K9 Warriors, which is being adapted for film.

Gary Brozek has coauthored and ghostwritten nearly twenty books, including four New York Times bestsellers.

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  • Item Number
    118681
  • Dimensions
    8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight
    7.04 ounces
  • ISBN-10
    0425276279
  • ISBN-13
    9780425276273
  • Pages
    256
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Subject
    Training
  • Author
    Gary Brozek, Mike Ritland
  • Publication Date
    Jan 5, 2016
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Establish Yourself as the Team Leader 1

2 Understand and Work with Our Differences 27

3 Set Yourself Up for Success with Proper Selection 53

4 First Steps-Building Trust and Establishing Command and Control 85

5 Basic Training Principles 113

6 Care and Maintenance of Your Dog and Your Relationship 147

7 Fitness and Fun and Their Multiple Rewards 179

8 Transforming Won't into Can and Does 203

Afterword 225

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Well written

    By RodM on Mar 16, 2020

    I enjoyed the book for the experience and knowledge of the author and his dedication to dogs plus his service to our country. As a fellow veteran, I am so proud of our dedicated military and their willingness to volunteer their services and the enormous risk they undertake. That having been said, I was able to use many of his tips to train my dog, although a lot of his instructions was geared more to the Military dog and the discipline they had to have. I would just liked to have had more information and techniques for my run of the mill (but a big part of the family) Shiatsu. His major faults are barking at strangers at the door or in the neighborhood, he will not always come when called (Even I enjoyed the book for the experience and knowledge of the author and his dedication to dogs plus his service to our country. As a fellow veteran, I am so proud of our dedicated military and their willingness to volunteer their services and the enormous risk they undertake. That having been said, I was able to use many of his tips to train my dog, although a lot of his instructions was geared more to the Military dog and the discipline they had to have. I would just liked to have had more information and techniques for my run of the mill (but a big part of the family) Shiatsu. His major faults are barking at strangers at the door or in the neighborhood, he will not always come when called (Even using the clicker). I would definitely recommend this book. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great book

    By Casi on Aug 12, 2019

    I had this book and lost it when I first got started. I am now half way through and love it. As a dog trainer it’s one I definitely recommend especially at the very affordable price.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog training book

    By Sharolyn on Mar 13, 2019

    What I have read so far is an easy read with good information along with breaks in all the training info by stories of dogs intermixed in. I’m sure I will gain significant knowledge along the rest of the read.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good information

    By Ladymedc on Jun 23, 2019

    Good information not only for training my dog but for me, too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Well Rounded Guide

    By Jaime on Nov 19, 2018

    Fantastic book! This encompasses what you need to know to get started. While this isn't a complete reference guide, it's a great model to follow.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog training

    By Splenda on Nov 18, 2018

    I really loved this book. Lots of great information. I will be referring back to this book as I continue to train dogs.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This is an AMAZING book!

    By Kira58 on Sep 9, 2017

    I highly recommend it for anyone who owns a dog, is currently training a dog, or looking to get a dog. It is well worth the read! For All the Canine Enthusiasts! This is a highly informative book regarding training techniques, behavior, diet, exercise, and more. It is an easy read with personal stories from the authors' life. This book will NOT bore you. Not only does the author share his opinion and expertise on how to appropriately handle dogs, he explains why. All of his claims, tips, and tricks are backed up with an understandable explanation. It is a great book to have on hand, as I have gone back and referenced it multiple times. This book is not a step-by-step how-to on raising a dog I highly recommend it for anyone who owns a dog, is currently training a dog, or looking to get a dog. It is well worth the read! For All the Canine Enthusiasts! This is a highly informative book regarding training techniques, behavior, diet, exercise, and more. It is an easy read with personal stories from the authors' life. This book will NOT bore you. Not only does the author share his opinion and expertise on how to appropriately handle dogs, he explains why. All of his claims, tips, and tricks are backed up with an understandable explanation. It is a great book to have on hand, as I have gone back and referenced it multiple times. This book is not a step-by-step how-to on raising a dog. It does, however, open your mind to understanding how a dog thinks and reacts to certain circumstances, which will help you develop a lifelong bond with your pet and succeed in training with positive reinforcement. … more

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