Earlier this week, Los Angeles' Directors Guild of America Theater hosted heroes—both human and canine—for the premiere of HBO Documentary Films' War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend.

From executive producer Channing Tatum and director Deborah Scranton, War Dog highlights the intimate relationship between U.S. Special Operations soldiers and their K9s, who serve together as human-animal teams in combat.

Among the guests at Monday's premiere were Trent McDonald, John Dixon and Dave Nielsen—three combat vets profiled in the documentary, along with Layka, one of the featured dogs.

War Dog premieres on Monday, November 13 on HBO, but on Veterans Day, November 11, it's available exclusively on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals. 

See photos from the premiere below, and be sure to stream War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend this weekend, or watch Monday on HBO.