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About

About

HI! I'm Tracy Krulik--animal lover, health nut, writer, and big-time Miami Hurricanes and Washington Nationals fan. When I started freelancing for "Washington Post Express" in 2012, my only goal was to write; the topic didn't matter. But through the years I found myself pitching more and more "pet" stories and now have articles for peoplez and their petz in other publications including "The Washington Post," "The Bark" magazine, and the APDT "Chronicle of the Dog." Since adopting Emma the Beagle in 2014, I have immersed myself in "all things dog" to help her overcome many many fears, which trace back to her early life as a caged breeder in a puppy mill. Thankfully I am learning from the best in the biz to do so, as I am a student in Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers. (For my general writing, visit tracykrulik.com)

Featured Posts

Harness the Love: The Little Beagle Who Pulled

Harness the Love: The Little Beagle Who Pulled

Sep 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

Emma used to be a nightmare to walk with, but not because she pulled. She was never in a hurry, in fact. It was just the opposite: she froze. Sometimes she’d stop moving and stand cowering, making herself look as small as possible, with her tail tucked tightly underneath her. Other times she’d plop herself down on the […]

Shocking Dogs with Electricity Is Not a Game

Shocking Dogs with Electricity Is Not a Game

Sep 9, 2016 | 17 Comments

Garmin has made shocking dogs with electricity as easy as fighting a Pokemon, and I’m outraged. The company announced a new product this week: The Delta Smart activity tracking device, which includes an electric shock feature. With the companion Garmin Canine app, dog guardians can send jolts of electricity to their dogs’ necks with a simple finger […]

Please Don’t Scare Your Puppy

Please Don’t Scare Your Puppy

Sep 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

I can’t fill up my brain fast enough with information about dogz, so I’m constantly reading books or blogs or articles to get my fix. Today I’m reading the book How to Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication, and I happened along a passage that raised my hackles. (Note: It’s not the first […]

Do Dogz Prefer Praise to Food?

Do Dogz Prefer Praise to Food?

Aug 23, 2016 | 7 Comments

Everyone is talking about this earth-shattering new study that proves once and for all that dogs prefer praise over food. Can I point out one teeny weeny detail that might question the potency of this study? Only 15 dogs were used.  And these 15 dogs were chosen specifically because they were ones who were able to […]

I’m on a Mission to Help the Dogz

I’m on a Mission to Help the Dogz

Aug 15, 2016 | 8 Comments

When I cancelled my book deal in 2013, the last thing I ever wanted to do again was take up a cause through my writing. But here I am. My dream was that a New York agent would fall in love with my book and sell it to a publisher. When it happened I was elated; […]

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