48 episodes

After 40 years of breeding, raising, and training dogs, Ivan Balabanov provides his expert insights on dog training that he’s developed throughout his 4 decades in the dog community. Ivan takes a deep dive into the mind of dogs with the help of incredible guests that will blow your mind and change your outlook on dog training and perhaps life in general!

Training Without Conflict Podcast Training Without Conflict®

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

After 40 years of breeding, raising, and training dogs, Ivan Balabanov provides his expert insights on dog training that he’s developed throughout his 4 decades in the dog community. Ivan takes a deep dive into the mind of dogs with the help of incredible guests that will blow your mind and change your outlook on dog training and perhaps life in general!

    Episode Forty-Two: Dr. Michael Moyer

    Episode Forty-Two: Dr. Michael Moyer

    Today’s podcast features Dr. Michael Moyer, a veterinarian and the owner of Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic. We discuss various aspects of dog health, common reasons dogs visit the vet, spaying and neutering, the Fear Free enterprise, overmedicating and other intriguing topics related to dogs.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Special Episode: Dr. Karen Overall's Deep Breath Protocol for Dogs

    Special Episode: Dr. Karen Overall's Deep Breath Protocol for Dogs

    Training Without Conflict® Podcast Special Edition: Dr. Karen Overall's Deep Breath Protocol For Dogs
    Welcome to this short solo podcast! Todays topic is fascinating and controversial: Dr. Karen Overall's deep breath protocol for dogs.
    Imagine if your stressed out or aggressive, fearful, anxious dog (pick one), could take few deep breaths and instantly calm themselves down—sounds like a superpower, right?
    Well, Dr. Overall suggests that with her Deep Breath Protocol, dogs can learn to do just that, taking deep breaths in the most stressful situations to Self-Regulate and improve their emotions on their own.
    Get ready for a fun ten-minute listen as we dig into the canine psyche, debunk some “protocols”, and have a few laughs along the way.
    Share your thoughts in the comments, can this be done or wishful thinking?

    • 15 min
    Episode Forty-One: Jany Böhm

    Episode Forty-One: Jany Böhm

    Training Without Conflict® Podcast Episode Forty-Two: Jany Böhm
    As of late, many have laid claim that IGP is a dying sport.
    However, after the drama and theatrics of the most recent FMBB World Championship we saw a passionate outcry from trainers around the world pleading for transparency in the sport.
    There was also a considerable amount of outrage as to who was the rightful champion.
    In this podcast, I am happy to be joined by my great friend, and 2024 FMBB Vice World Champion Jany Böhm.
    This was recorded only weeks after the 2024 FMBB World Championship, which led to a polarizing series of events that have many wondering what the proper next step for the sport should be.
    Thanks to Jany, we are able to go deep into the process of this year’s World Championship.
    He provided an honest accounting of the competition, the judging, and rules enforced this year.
    We also discuss how all of these things have impacted the sport in the past.
    We discuss the good and the bad, in the interest of providing those in power with context on what decisions can further improve the sport of IGP.
    IGP has always had it’s own flavor of controversy, but it is now possible for trainers with a large platform to voice their thoughts an opinions in the interest of trainers around the world.
    In some cases, the Training Without Conflict® Podcast is here to share knowledge and entertainment, but thanks to you all as listeners, we have the power to have a voice to make a change.
    In the interest of improving and growing the sport of IGP, I look forward to seeing your thoughts in the comments.
    You never know how impactful your comment might be…
    Enjoy.
    For more information about Jany Böhm, check out: https://www.instagram.com/janybohm/
    Ivan Balabanov is a 2-time World Champion dog trainer, Ot Vitosha Malinois breeder, trainer of Premier Protection Dogs and founder of the revolutionary Training Without Conflict® dog training system.
    For more information about Ivan Balabanov and information on how to train your dog using the Training Without Conflict® system, check out:
    https://trainingwithoutconflict.com
    https://malinois.com
    https://premierprotectiondogs.com
    Please like, comment, and share with your dog friends💪🏼

    • 3 hr 3 min
    Episode Forty: Vladimir Dragicevic

    Episode Forty: Vladimir Dragicevic

    In the newest episode of the Training Without Conflict® Podcast, I had a chance to sit down with my friend, World Championship level helper, and IGP World Championship competitor Vladimir Dragicevic.
    For those in “the know” Vlad is no stranger to high level competitors having worked with many of the trainers and dogs you see on National and World Championship podiums today.
    In addition to his phenomenal helper work, he is also an accomplished competitor having received one of the top obedience scores at the 2022 FCI World Championship with his dog Duke Ot Dachevski.
    During the podcast, we discuss what it takes to be a World Championship level helper, how Vlad approaches preparation for trials as a helper and a competitor, and his history as a helper and dog trainer.
    I enjoyed this conversation quite a bit and I am sure you will too!

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Episode Thirty-Nine: Markus Neutz

    Episode Thirty-Nine: Markus Neutz

    Welcome everyone to another exciting episode of the Training Without Conflict® podcast! I’m thrilled to have Markus Neutz back with us from Germany as our guest. Today, we delve into the world of the FMBB championship, exploring topics like judging, comparing training styles, and much more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy

    • 2 hr 56 min
    Episode Thirty-Eight: Jenny Gibson

    Episode Thirty-Eight: Jenny Gibson

    Welcome to another episode of TWC podcast where we explore diverse perspectives and challenge the status quo. Today, I have a brave guest who steps outside the lines of her community's ideology to share her strong opinions on a topic she's passionate about. It's not easy to question deeply held beliefs, especially when they are influenced by powerful propaganda.
    Our conversation highlights the difficulty many people face in changing their opinions once they're anchored in a position. As Patrice O'Neil wisely said, "You can hold your opinions, but don't let your opinions hold you." It's crucial not to be "married" to your ideas. They are just ideas, and clinging to a false belief out of fear of being wrong is far weaker than admitting the mistake. But is it at all possible?!
    Join us as we delve into the importance of keeping an open mind, embracing change, and the courage it takes to break free from ideological constraints. Let's dive in!

    • 3 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Carolyn KS ,

Heart, Spirit & Mind

Ivan has it all when it comes to his understanding of dogs. Truly one of a kind & I appreciate his work & passion to contribute to the division within dog training. He is an expert & has my upmost respect. Can’t believe I listen to his 3 hour episodes, but I do! 🤓🤭

Zanna4456 ,

2 rescue dogs

Tell me when we are going to talk about the millions of dogs out there that living in homes that the people owning them do not have the time to dedicate the time to figure out how to get a dog to not bite another dog. I think she is a great dog trainer, but she has the ability to take more time than the average dog owner. I think she can assist me in helping my training, but if I am not a dog trainer that can dedicate my life to dog training. Ban the electric collar and you will kill many dogs.

2dismyfavamendment ,

Good podcast

Absolutely loved the episode on the Iditarod with Dallas Seavey. Like Ivan, I really wanna travel to Alaska and experience that. Not normally a fan of long podcasts but this one flew by. Would love to see you have him on again.

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