dogz and their peoplez

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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

Do Dogz Prefer Praise to Food?

Do Dogz Prefer Praise to Food?

Aug 23, 2016 | 5 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; […]

Let Girlz Be Girlz

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Last night at the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton spoke, and Rachel Maddow cringed. “I think the beginning of the speech was a controversial way to start, honestly: ‘The girl,’ ‘a girl,’ leading with this long story about him being attracted to an unnamed girl and thinking about whether he was starting something he couldn’t finish, […]

Do You Speak “Dog?”

Do You Speak “Dog?”

Jul 21, 2016 | 24 Comments

At least once a day someone posts a video on Facebook of a dog doing something “hysterically funny” — like that “naughty” German Shepherd who jumps through a glass window, or the Boxer who stands in a kennel at a shelter with his “sneaky” eyes darting back and forth. These videos get thousands and thousands of “likes” […]

Un-Dog-Whispering My Brain

Un-Dog-Whispering My Brain

Jul 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

Little by little I am un-Dog-Whispering my brain. Before we adopted Emma the Beagle, Hubz and I watched The Dog Whisperer to learn all about Man’s Best Friend. Hubz decided pretty early on that he didn’t like Cesar’s way with pups — it seemed cruel, he said, but I kept watching. Then the day we adopted Ems, […]

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