42 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 • 75 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 Thirty-Seven: David Garcia Suarez

    Episode Thirty-Seven: David Garcia Suarez

    Recently, I invited David Garcia Suarez from Spain to judge our club trial so we could get our dogs and training critiqued first hand by one the most respected IGP judges at the moment. 
    David has judged many National Championships, as well as World Championships including FMBB which he will once again judge this month in Italy.
    The conversation gives a glimpse of how he evaluates IGP performance and what the rule book expects from the handler, how emotional state(s) are evaluated as well.
     We also talk about the current pressure the sport is under in Europe, the demands of the force free advocates and much more.
    Enjoy!
    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

    • 3 hr 59 min
    A Conversation with Ivan Balabanov and Michael Ellis

    A Conversation with Ivan Balabanov and Michael Ellis

    On my recent trip to Northern California, I had an opportunity sit down with Michael and answer some questions that trainers submitted on social media.
    We had a great time and answered a ton of questions.
    I hope you enjoy it!

    • 2 hr 29 min
    Episode Thirty-Six: Vadim Plotsker

    Episode Thirty-Six: Vadim Plotsker

    Training Without Conflict® Podcast Episode Thirty-Six: Vadim Plotsker
    In this episode, I interviewed dog sport competitor, IGP judge, member of the WUSV board of directors, and current United Schutzhund Club of America President, Vadim Plotsker.
    I have been wanting to have this conversation for a long time as Vadim has a very unique perspective on the sport of Schutzhund and the German Shepherd dog.
    During the conversation we were able to discuss the current state of Schutzhund not only in America, but worldwide.
    I was able to find some answers regarding rule changes and the path required for them to become rules in the FCI standard.
    We were also able to discuss some of the issues facing the sport of IGP worldwide and potential solutions to those issues.
    I learned a ton from this discussion and I am sure you will as well!
    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

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode Thirty-Five: Brian Aghajani

    Episode Thirty-Five: Brian Aghajani

    My goal when I started the TWC podcast was to provide knowledge and tell stories from true experts.
    My guest in this episode is very much a true expert in his field and at the absolute top of the game as far as I am concerned.
    He is someone I have known since my days in California back in the 90's and am happy to call a friend.
    I am happy to share my conversation with the incredibly talented photographer, Brian Aghajani.
    If you have seen an incredible photo from an IGP National Championship over the last 10 years, it is very likely that Brian was the person behind the lens.
    He has been capturing and sharing incredible moments for years, but I knew he also had a very interesting story to tell.
    In this episode, we dive into his history, both as a photographer and a dog trainer.
    He shares incredible knowledge on what allows him to take the unbelievable photos that he produces and also shares stories on what was happening behind the scenes in some of his most famous photos.
    I had a great time catching up and learning more about Brian and his expertise and I know you will as well.
    As always, if you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to know about future episodes!
    For more information about Brian, check out: https://brianaghajani.com
    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

    • 2 hr 58 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Ivan Balabanov on the Bow Wow Bill Podcast 11/26/2023

    BONUS EPISODE: Ivan Balabanov on the Bow Wow Bill Podcast 11/26/2023

    This episode is a recording of Ivan Balabanov's appearance on the Bow Wow Bill Podcast on 11/26/23.

    • 3 hr 12 min
    Episode Thirty-Four: Louis Donald

    Episode Thirty-Four: Louis Donald

    Training Without Conflict® Podcast Episode Thirty-Four: Louis Donald
    If you are German Shepherd lover, this episode is for you!
    This week’s episode epitomizes the reason I started my podcast.
    I wanted to have in depth conversations and talk dogs with some of the most accomplished, knowledgeable, and interesting people on the planet.
    Louis Donald is one of the world’s foremost experts on the German Shepherd breed.
    Louis has had a lifelong passion for the German Shepherd dog.
    At the young age of 26, he was elected President of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia and held the position for 2 decades.
    His book, The Definitive German Shepherd Dog, in my opinion should be MANDATORY reading for anyone not only interested in German Shepherds, but dogs in general.
    Louis became a fully licensed working dog judge in 1974, and in 1978, he became Australia’s first fully licensed SV German Shepherd Dog Judge, and at the time, the youngest SV judge in the world.
    His knowledge about the breed, to put it mildly, is vast.
    He is a true dog man with a passion for German Shepherds.
    In the podcast, we discuss the origins of the German Shepherd dog, how the division between working and show lines occurred, problems facing the German Shepherd Dog breed in present day, and some of the deepest and darkest secrets of the German Shepherd dog lineage going back to some of the breeds most heralded studs.
    The 3 hours we talked absolutely flew by and we still had more to talk about, but we agreed to save it for another episode.
    This is absolutely one of my favorite podcasts to date, and I know you will all love it.
    As you check out this amazing episode, all I ask is that you hit the subscribe button and tell a friend!
    For more information about Louis Donald and to buy his book, check out his website: https://louisdonald.com
    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

    • 3 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 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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