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Episode Six: Roger Abrantes

Training Without Conflict™ Podcast Episode Six: Dr. Roger Abrantes

In this episode of the Training Without Conflict™ Podcast, Ivan Balabanov interviews one of the great minds in the study of Ethology, Dr. Roger Abrantes.

Dr. Roger Abrantes, is a titan in the world of Ethology, receiving a Ph.D in Evolutionary Biology and Ethology and a BA in Philosophy. He is one of the last living students of Konrad Lorenz, Nico Tinbergen, and Karl Von Frisch.

Dr. Roger Abrantes considers himself to be a "citizen of the world" speaking nine languages (English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Italian, German, and Thai)

He is the author of 17 books in English, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, and Czech, and numerous articles on behavior. He is probably one of the most versatile ethologists in the world.

His books "Dog Language – An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior" and

"The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior" are must have books for any dog enthusiast.

His most recent book, "Animal Training My Way – The Merging of Ethology and Behaviorism" revolutionizes animal training as much as his first book, "The Dog, Our Friend – Psychology Rather Than Force" did in 1982.

His work ranges from lecturing at the Ethology Institute Cambridge, where he is the scientific director, to appearances as a guest lecturer at universities worldwide, popular talks, seminars, as well as being a special advisor to the Portuguese GNR (the Military Academy trained police) on the canine detection of narcotics and explosives.

Dr. Abrantes is especially known for his views on social behavior and its applications to the daily understanding of pet behavior; and for his no-nonsense working methods, a practical and thorough application of Ethology and Learning Theory, teaching the animal the new patterns patiently and efficiently step by step.

Check out some of Dr. Abrantes' books here:

Dog Language – An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior

The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior

For a full bibliography of Roger Abrantes' work, check out:


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:

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