Obedience without Conflict with Ivan Balabanov - Clear Communication (German)

Obedience without Conflict with Ivan Balabanov -  Clear Communication (German)


This video production features one of today's most prominent and successful dog sport competitors and coaches. Ivan's techniques for creating crystal clarity in communication between handler and dog are detailed. True partnership is attained when the conflict of miscommunication is broken through common language. 

This beautiful production details:


  • how to establish clear communication with your dog
  • how to use the release command as a bridge 
  • the proper use of the release command, reassurance command, and reward 
  • the relationship between fast performance, the release, and reward 
  • the interaction between primary, secondary, and tertiary reinforcers 
  • the use of signaled non-reward  
  • the relationship between "passive" and "active" obedience exercises 
  • an introduction to "The Game"


The importance of signaled non-reward is emphasized as a tool in creating clarity and immediate cue response. In addition to being the foundation behind Ivan's system of creating world class obedience performance, this title is ideal for any system of dog training regardless of activity/methodology. Every dog handler team will benefit in improved communication, strengthened trust and more consistent obedience performance, whether competitor or companion. 


Chapters include:

  • Communication
  • The "Out" Command
  • The "Release" Command
  • The "Encouragement" Command
  • The "No" Command
  • The "No" & "First" Command
  • "No" Prevents Undesirable Practice
  • Action Commands
  • Clarity, Ambiguity & Conflict
  • The Target Behavior
  • "Ideal" Obedience
  • "Active" vs. "Passive" Obedience Skills
  • The Transition: "Active" & "Passive" Phases
  • Credits

Copyright 2002 Canine Training Systems®, Podium View™ On Demand Streaming, Broadcast Quality- 60 minutes, a must have for every team wishing to improve their training relationship and attain higher performance. 




2003 Communicator Award of Distinction

2004 Videographer Award of Distinction

2004 DV Award Winner 

2004 25th Annual Telly Award Winner