Brandon Webb

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Training with My Navy SEAL Trained Military Working Dog “Castor”. Yes He’s a Bad Ass…

This is me with Castor (Belgian Malinois) at my friend and former SEAL Teammate Mike Ritland’s property in Texas. Mike trains some of the best protection and Military working dogs in the world,hands down.

When I needed a special and highly trained dog I knew exactly where to go and called Mike straight away.

He has a great retired Military Working Dog (MWD) program and some of his retired dogs actually have enemy KIA. He refused to go into any sort of detail but I’m guessing that if these dogs can talk they would have some amazing stories related to High Value Target raids in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Brandon Webb and Castor

Mike put me through an intense two-day training course that really opened my eyes to the capabilities of these awesome dogs and how big a responsibility it is to own one.

Castor is a little guy at only 60 lbs but man does he have a big presence!  He and I are going to be good friends.

-Brandon

4 comments
GlennBurner
GlennBurner

This is Great my wife and I read everything we can find on MWDs. and just love the pictures of you and Mr. Castor I'am a VIETNAM VETERAN AND SUPPORT our Troops and Veterans 1000 percent... Glenn and Cathey Burner..

MatthewSullivan
MatthewSullivan

Just wondering, but why did you need to get this awesome dog? I grew up with dogs and miss having them around. Living here in Japan just doesn't give me the room to own one, so I go to the pet shops with my daughter and play with the little ones over here. I enjoy hearing about Castor on your podcasts. As a former Marine I've got to give you a big Semper Fi! Keep up the good work you're doing with this site and all the other projects you've got going on. I look forward to reading your book, The Red Circle.

AnitaStonecypher
AnitaStonecypher

i live just down the road in hopkins county and would love to volunteer my time/money to Mike's wonderful cause with retired military dogs. i can be reached @ [email protected] or 903-243-7891.

HugeFan
HugeFan

Amazing animal and BZ to Mike for continuing on with his passion after the Teams! Hope you include more articles about MWDs in the future at SOFREP. Maybe if Mike doesn't like sleep he can write for you guys too! :-P