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October 13, 2013

K9 Warriors: Meet “Nero”

  • Name: Nero -Latin and Italian origins. “Wise Warrior”.
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Weight: 70lbs
  • About: Royal Dutch KNPV trained dog that is very clear headed and calm, but all business when he needs to be. This dog has a presence.

You can look forward to our new monthly K9 Warriors feature brought to us by my good friend and former SEAL teammate Mike Ritland. Mike is the author of K9 Trident Warriors and the owner of Trikos International. Mike has some of the best personal protection dogs in the world. We’ll feature a new dog each month and include training videos and other cool features about these amazing animals. Enjoy, and let us know what you think about Nero, what a bad ass…

I personally think that owning a dog is one of the best protective measures a family can have in a home. -Brandon

You can learn more about KNPV training here.

Nero 3
Nero 2
All photos courtesy of Mike Ritland and Trikos International.

About the Author

is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is CEO of Force12 Media , a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • dhforbes68

    Gorgeous pup :)

  • JHR13

    shooten JHR13 Recon6 Thanks Guys. This dog has been by my side for 9 years. Never travelled without her, ever. She has her own passport:-)

  • shooten

    JHR13 Recon6 Sorry to hear about your Lab.  I hope for the best for you.

  • Recon6

    JHR13 Recon6 RR.  I certainly Hope you do Not lose your Lab!!  I have a choc. Lab that is 'human', most intelligent dog ever.  Does everything except 'speak', lol, so I can only imagine your connection with your Lab. I no longer hunt as I don't eat meat but I still recall the excitement of the hunt....6

  • JHR13

    Recon6 Its gorgeous in the hunting arena. I hunt when I need to, not seasonally any more. Perhaps these dogs are just responding to their environmental upbringing with me alone. The rule of thumb at my uncles and his training program, is to have one on one. I've had 2 with me for a while and it is working. BTW, I may lose my awesome Lab. Kicked in the head yesterday by a horse.