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World-Renowned Training

Ivan Balabanov’s global following of dog lovers look up to him for what is said to be the most innovative approach in dog training techniques.
With over 30 years of experience training, breeding, and competing on an international level,
he is inspiring dog owners, trainers and competitors to adopt a new style of communication that generates unprecedented results.
His extensive library of training videos demonstrates a variety of methods you can apply right away.

Ivan’s Most Popular Lessons:

Teaching the OUT Command

The “OUT Command” is one of Ivan Balabanov’s core training principles and touted as a true innovation in the dog-training world. The psychology behind the “OUT Command” also forms a key component of Ivan’s Training Without Conflict™ methodology, which has led him to win 2 World Championships and 12 National Championships.

The Possession Games

One of the foundational games used in Ivan’s methodology.  Possession games teaches owners not only how to play with their dog, but more importantly how to train a powerful, strong, and confident dog using play as a vessel to achieve amazing results!

Competition Heeling Part One

Ivan’s approach to competitive heeling is vastly different than the teachings of most other trainers. Ivan’s main focus is to allow the dog to express his emotions and feelings through the movement. Competition heeling must be free, with natural animation, and the dog must be allowed to demonstrate their own beautiful gate.

Intro to Leash Walking for Puppies

This training is about the introduction to walking on leash, this video does not cover anything about sport training, but the opposite, it is about learning how to go on walks, how to make the leash walk an enjoyable experience for the puppy and how to prevent future behavior problems, how to meet and greet people, how to act around other animals, etc.

Client Testimonials

If you’re looking to supercharge your knowledge in training dogs,
whether you are a beginning dog trainer, a seasoned professional,
or a world level competitor, Ivan can open your mind to a
new evolution in dog training.
Here’s what some of his clients and colleagues are
saying about him.

“I have been fortunate to train with Ivan for many years now and consider him a mentor and true friend. Without question, he has been a huge influence and inspiration to me as he has forever changed the way I think and train. I guess the ultimate compliment is that I work with him whenever I get the chance. Ivan is truly the best at what he does.”

Greg Doud

“I only can recommend a seminar with Ivan Balabanov. It was really amazing, Ivan never looses concentration, gets tired or becomes inpatient. I have never seen somebody holding a seminar and working with each individual for so long one on one. It was really great! And also when Ivan explains something he likes to compare it with examples, so even the theory was colorful!”

Uta Bindels

“I started training with Ivan in 2004 with my Malinois Eli vom Teufelhund, who was one year old at the time. Under Ivan’s program we built an excellent foundation on Eli’s protection phase. Ivan was very instrumental in mine and Eli’s performances. Since I’ve been training with Ivan he has influenced my way of thinking on how dogs learn in the sport of schutzhund.”

Steve Gregalunas