I didn’t win. This week I attended the Women in the Pet Industry Network’s annual conference, where I was a finalist in the Rising Star category for the Woman of the Year competition. I knew that winning was a long shot, but I was intrigued to check out this group and their conference nonetheless. Maybe […]
HI! I'm Tracy Krulik--writer, dog trainer, health nut, 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." On March 27, 2017, in collaboration with Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers, I launched ispeakdog.org, my new website to teach everyone everything they ever wanted or needed to know about dog body language and behavior. Visit my website www.tracykrulik.com for more information.
Dear Diary, I’m feeling blue. Now that Emma the Beagle is all but cured of her separation anxiety, I feel like life has passed me by. I was so focused on helping Ems, that I became out of step with everyone around me. See, our challenge was a little different than what most people face […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: My dog used to love to play with other dogs, and then one day she didn’t. A couple of years ago, Emma suddenly became snarky — growling, snarling, snapping, and lunging at other dogs. So hubz and I stopped letting her near them. Because of it, the “problem” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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