Call of the Wild is Chicago’s premier dog training school. Founded more than two decades ago by Jennifer Boznos, CPDT-KA, Call of the Wild is an industry leader and continues to set the standard for state of the art and effective dog training. Boznos and the full-time professional training team have helped more than 10,000 owners achieve satisfying and enjoyable relationships with their dogs.
Whether you are getting a new puppy, seeking to enhance the dog/human relationship through obedience training, create a dog sports partner, certify a therapy dog or attain excellence in a competitive venue, our programs are designed to help you reach your goals.
Call of the Wild’s unique blend of professional coaching and owner involvement makes for a highly effective and enjoyable learning experience. Training formats include group classes, private lessons, day school and the Intensive Training Experience (ITE). Call of the Wild also offers highly structured daycare and overnight boarding.
JENNIFER BOZNOS, CPDT-KA
Boznos has been teaching behavior modification to owners and their dogs since she founded Call of the Wild in 1992.
In addition to teaching group classes and private lessons, she is the lead trainer of Call of the Wild’s day training program which includes the Intensive Training Experience (ITE). She created COTW’s unique daycare program.
Boznos holds the title of CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainers – Knowledge Assessed) and has been certified as a Master Trainer in Chris Bach’s THE THIRD WAY. Boznos is also a professional member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers).
In addition to running Call of the Wild and its training programs, Boznos competes on a national level with her border collies in AKC and UKC obedience competitions, and in United States Border Collie Handlers Association sheepdog trials. In 2012 she qualified two dogs for the National Sheepdog Finals in Klamath Falls, OR.
Her primary influence comes from her mentor Chris Bach, founder of the THE THIRD WAY. Boznos also studies with 12- time national sheepdog champion Alasdair MacRae. In 2009, Boznos was one of ten trainers to travel to the garbage dump in Mexico City to study the feral dog population with Dr. Raymond Coppinger. Other notable influences include Sue Sternberg and Suzanne Clothier.
Boznos is a member of the Wisconsin Working Stockdog Association and is an evaluator for the Canine Therapy Corps in Chicago.