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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

Dogs and Dominance: Let’s Change the Conversation

Dogs and Dominance: Let’s Change the Conversation

Jan 18, 2017 | 6 Comments

Unsurprisingly, my post on dominance this week received some backlash. “Are you saying dominance doesn’t exist?” some asked. “We just need to teach people how to use the word properly,” others suggested. Let me set the record straight: I am not saying dominance does not exist. If world-class ethologists such as Marc Bekoff and Alexandra […]

Dominance and Dogs — The Push-ups Challenge

Dominance and Dogs — The Push-ups Challenge

Jan 16, 2017 | 9 Comments

Ready to get into shape for the New Year? Have I got the program for you! Every time you say, hear, read, or write the words “dominance” or “dominant” in regards to a dog, drop and give me five push-ups. I guarantee you’ll have rock-hard biceps, abs, and pecs faster than your dog can eat […]

The Second Rule of Emma

The Second Rule of Emma

Jan 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Discovering The First Rule of Emma (“When Emma doesn’t feel well she gets scared.”) was huge. But discovering The Second Rule might be the key to solving the Riddle of Emma. The Second Rule of Emma: During training, when Emma takes two steps forward, she will always follow with at least one step back. In the past, […]

How My Cats Taught Me To Speak Dog

How My Cats Taught Me To Speak Dog

Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments

My cats are the reason I am devoted to learning all-things dog. I thought I knew Briscoe and Curtiss so well. Before I embarked on adopting them, I read The Everything Cat Book to learn “everything” I needed to know about living with cats. (The word is IN THE TITLE after all!) After that, Hubz and I […]

iSpeakDog: My Next Chapter

iSpeakDog: My Next Chapter

Nov 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

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 […]

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