Tracy Krulik dog trainer
Tracy Krulik dog trainer

Washington D.C area's
leading separation anxiety trainers.

Working with clients remotely
across the globe.

All training is remote, so we can work with you no matter where you live!

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Premier separation anxiety trainer of the Washington, D.C. area, training dogs remotely for Humane Rescue Alliance in the nation’s capital as well as across the U.S. and Europe. Her writing can be found in publications including The Bark magazine, The Washington Post, and The Chronicle of the Dog.​  

Tracy’s passion is helping fearful dogs discover confidence and joy — just as she did for her once “fraidy” pup, Emma the Beagle.

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Having lived with a dog who suffers from separation anxiety, I understand how painful this phobia can be for pups and people alike. I've worried about how Emma's barking and howling would bother our condo neighbors. I've had to replace rugs and couches after Emma lost her bladder on them so many times that they were destroyed. I've had to pay for door frames to be repaired after Emma tried to chew her way out.
And most importantly, I've worried about how much my beautiful girl suffered when she was left home alone. I've suffered through my own guilt every time I left home.

Emma's Story
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We are so grateful to Jennifer!
We were HOPELESS and overwhelmed when we first met Jennifer Philips at Separation Anxiety & Beyond.

Our 6 month old pup could not stand to be alone for more than a few moments before he started crying, whining and barking (and our town house neighbors were a bit fed up too). We couldn't go to the bathroom without him barking at the door, let alone consider going out to grocery shop or to eat together without finding him a babysitter. We felt totally in over our heads. From the very first call with Jennifer, I knew we were in good hands, and we started to feel real hope. The training methods she used were nothing I'd ever heard of or read about online, but we started to see results in just a few sessions. Fast forward to now- Bodhi is a professional chill master, and when we leave, he naps comfortably. We are so grateful to Jennifer and the team at SA&B for giving us back a sense of balance in our puppy parenthood journey. Would 100% recommend!

Rachel, Rob, and Bodhi

Alexandria, VA

Joanna was there every step of the way.
Rusty was an anxious rescue pup who quickly became overwhelmed in many settings, including being left alone.

Last summer, I couldn't leave him alone for more than 2-3 minutes; now in January he snoozes on his own for 4+ hours (but is always eager to jump up and greet me with the nearest shoe in his mouth as soon as I come home). Learning to manage Rusty's anxiety was often overwhelming for me, and I could not have gotten through it without Joanna's patience, responsiveness, and empathy. Joanna taught me SO much about how to read Rusty's cues and body language, and develop trust with him. I honestly feel that I understand his emotional and psychological state of being on a far deeper level than I anticipated when I first adopted him. We went through many challenges (including an ill-timed move) and Joanna was there every step of the way checking in, celebrating small wins, and giving me the encouragement I needed to stay patient. Now that he can stay home alone, Rusty and I have some other challenges to tackle - but I feel far better equipped and confident to handle those moving forward

Kimby and Rusty

Washington, DC & New York, NY

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We cannot recommend Jennifer highly enough!
Our dog Sadie joined our family in the middle of the pandemic while we were both working from home, and she had never spent time home alone.

When we started, Sadie couldn't be alone more than a minute before showing signs of anxiety. Now when we leave her, she relaxes and falls asleep. Jennifer was so encouraging, and made us feel confident that we were never making Sadie uncomfortable or anxious throughout training. We are so grateful for her help, and would recommend her to any family that has a dog that's uncomfortable being alone!

Anna, Corey, and Sadie

Washington, D.C.

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