This Ex-Navy Seal Turns Attack Dogs Into $100,000 Protective Pets
They’re your body guard and your best friend.
Who’s a good boy, and also an intensively trained K9 who protects his human partner and their family from carjackings, home invasions and random street attacks?
Personal protection dogs, also known as PPDs, are definitely not trained by Cesar Millan; that’s a job for former Navy Seal Mike Ritland, who formed his company Trikos International after serving for 12 years as a SEAL, according to Town and Country. He told the magazine that switching from teaching humans to dogs came naturally to him and that he prefers to work with three breeds: German shepherds, Dutch shepherds, and the Belgian Malinois.
When they’re fully trained, they don’t come cheap — it costs between $55,000 and $100,000 for a PPD, but they’re perfect for celebrities and private individuals who may have security concerns.
“Working with Mike when he brought Ike to live with us at our farm was such a life-changing experience,” singer Wynonna Judd told Town and Country. “Ike and I have become inseparable, and having him as part of my personal and professional life has given me such a sense of peace.”
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