Training Without Conflict

Training without


Welcome to the

world of Ivan Balabanov.

Popular Lessons

The Possession Games

Chase & Catch 2.0

Teaching the OUT Command

Competition Heeling: Part 1

Reliable Tracking

Ivan's Guide to Raising Great Puppies

Ivan made a name for himself as

the trainer

who could train the


free resources

Begin your discovery of the TWC methodology by digging into these free resources

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Playing With Their Dog

The 6 Major Mistakes Dog Owners Make

10 Tips for Competition Excellence

9 Little-Known Tips on How to Raise the Perfect Puppy


A Word to the Wise

I can only recommend a seminar with Ivan Balabanov. It was really amazing. He never loses concentration, gets tired, or becomes impatient. I've never seen somebody hold a seminar and work with each individual for so long one-on-one.

Uta Bindels

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

Steve Gregalunas

I've been fortunate to train with Ivan for many years and consider him a mentor and true friend. Without question, he has been a huge influence and inspiration 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 the best at what he does.

Greg Doud

Ivan's Schedule

Due to the Covid crisis, Ivan has limited his travel, so be sure to subscribe to his monthly newsletter to get the latest updates on upcoming events

Dec 10-12

Plant City, FL

Annual TWC Trainer’s Summit

Dec 13-14

Plant City, FL

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TWC Pet Trainer's Workshop

Dec 17-19

Plant City, FL

TWC Certification Program Trainer’s Retreat

Jan 24-24

Plant City, FL

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TWC January 2022 Certification Program