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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

iSpeakDog: My Next Chapter

iSpeakDog: My Next Chapter

Nov 13, 2016 | One Comment

Those who have been following along know that I’ve been plagued by one thought: There is often a disconnect between what many people think their dogs are doing and saying and what is actually happening. And it’s killing me. I’ve had a front-row seat to the world of fearful dogs since adopting Emma the Beagle in […]

Zen and the Art of Feeding my Dog

Zen and the Art of Feeding my Dog

Oct 17, 2016 | No Comments

I’m adding a certification to my name: Tracy Krulik, E.M.M.A. It’s two-and-a-half years since Hubz and I adopted Emma the Beagle, and we’ve finally gotten a handle on what to feed her, when to feed her, and how to feed her. I could talk about the myriad food allergy tests, the vet and nutritionist consults, […]

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 | 18 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 […]

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