CTS Expert

Ivan Balabanov

Expert at Obedience Training

Ivan has won the 2007 FCI All Breeds World Championship with Quenny ot Vitosha (93-95-97-285 pts) as well as the 2007 FMBB World Championships with a 98 point Obedience routine! With Quenny, Ivan also won the 2005, 2006 and 2007 AWDF Championships! In addition to his success with Quenny, Ivan earned a fourth place with Vice World Champion Django ot Vitosha. Quenny earned a 99 points in protection and 98 in obedience while Django won 1st place handler/owner trained and high obedience at 99 points. Four Ot Vitosha dogs made the USA team! Having been the 2001 USA Nationals Champion, 2003 American Working Malinois Association IPO3 Champion as well as 9 Time Schutzhund World Team Member, Ivan's techniques are truly innovative receiving positive critical acclaim both Nationally and Internationally from top trainers in the world of dog-sport. He's co-author of Advanced Schutzhund (Howell Books, 1999) which was a finalist in the Dog Writer's Association of America competition.

Ivan and his students have stood time and time again on podiums at National and International Obedience, Schutzhund and Ring Sport competitions. Having competed on 8 Schutzhund World Teams, been Vice Champion at the Belgian Shepherd World Championships, USA National Schutzhund Champion in 2001, 2003 American Working Malinois Association (and countless other accolades), Ivan continues to dominate the dog sport scene with consistently high scores and memorable performances. Ivan's techniques are truly innovative receiving positive critical acclaim both Nationally and Internationally from top trainers in the world of dog-sport. Hes co-author of Advanced Schutzhund (Howell Books, 1999) which was a finalist in the Dog Writer's Association of America competition.

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