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Ambassador Spotlight: Beignet and Niamh

By Elizabeth Williams

For this week’s blog we’re spotlighting one of our Ambassadors, Beignet the English Cocker Spaniel (@beignet_begs) and his mom Niamh (an Irish name; it's pronounced Neeve). Beignet and Niamh live...

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Two Tone Biothane Leashes and Long Lines are Here!

By Elizabeth Williams

At long last, after lots of customer requests and custom orders, we've decided to make our Two Tone Leashes and Long Lines available to everyone! Our Two Tones are such a...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Erika and Mack

By Elizabeth Williams

For our third Summer Ambassador highlight, I'm thrilled to feature Erika Fields and her pup Mack (@hounddog_mack on IG)! Erika and Mack live in Massachusetts and do lots of local hiking and adventuring....

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About our New Products: Traffic Handles, Safety Straps, and Long Line Keepers

By Elizabeth Williams

We recently introduced three new products to the High Tail Hikes shop shelves: Traffic Handles, Safety Straps, and Long Line Keepers! Here’s a bit more information about each product and...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Adventure Photo Diary with Cruz the Canine

By Elizabeth Williams

I'm so excited to be spotlighting one of our 2021 High Tail Hikes Ambassadors, Cruz, and his people! Eliza, Patrick, and Cruz just returned from a 5 month road trip...

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How to Clean Your Biothane Leash, Long Line, or Collar

By Elizabeth Williams

One of the absolute best things about biothane is that it is so low maintenance! The colors stay vibrant year after year, and the PVC coating is impervious to mold,...

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Ambassador + Trainer Spotlight! Interview with Ali Sutch of Up To Snuff

By Elizabeth Williams

I'm so excited to be sharing my recent chat with Ali Sutch, who is one of our new High Tail Hikes Instagram Ambassadors! Ali is a multitalented human and the owner...

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Bolt Snap or Scissor Snap: What Hardware Should I Choose for my Leash? 

By Elizabeth Williams

We've recently updated our product pages to include some additional customization options! Our Medium and Large Leashes and Long Lines now include a choice of snap - Bolt Snap or...

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Trainer Spotlight: Sara Scott on Transitioning to Virtual Training

By Elizabeth Williams

Sara Scott is a veteran Bay Area dog trainer who has recently switched over to an online video-based model. Sara works with her clients using a unique format in which...

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Spring Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

By Elizabeth Williams

*Note: Some of these tips are specific to northern California, while others may apply throughout the West and other parts of the US. Wherever you're hiking, it's important to be aware of...

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Dog Bite Prevention Week: Interview with Tania Lanfer of Cannon Dog Training

By Elizabeth Williams

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I know, it’s not as fun and feel good as National Puppy Day, but in my opinion, dog bite prevention is a...

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10 Great Uses for a Biothane Long Line

By Elizabeth Williams

I originally found, and fell in love with, biothane long lines for working on recall training and off leash skills for our group walk dogs. Over the years, I’ve found...

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Small Business Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Zemunski

By Elizabeth Williams

My favorite part about running a small business (besides spending time with dogs) are the people I've been able to connect with. Over the past year, I have met and...

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The Importance of Mentors: An Interview with Pamela Wyman Van Romburgh of Dog Evolve

By Elizabeth Williams

In one of my previous blog posts, I talked about how I started my dog walking business with very little continuing education in the field (I’m not proud, but it’s...

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Hiking Helper: Engagement Games to Play With Your Dog on the Trail

By Elizabeth Williams

Hiking Helper: Engagement Games For Your Dog on the Trail  Originally published in the March 2021 Edition of Bay Woof  The number one question I get asked when I tell...

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Seven Reasons to Let Your Dog Sniff

By Elizabeth Williams

Seven Reasons to Let Your Dog Sniff When you’re taking your dog for a walk, do you let them move at their own pace and sniff freely, or do you...

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Biothane Leashes and Long Lines - All About Sizing!

By Elizabeth Williams

Once you're familiar with all of the awesome properties of biothane, you may have decided to invest in a leash or a long line. With so many width and length...

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Five Dog Training Books That Changed My Life

By Elizabeth Williams

I’ll be completely honest. When I started my own dog walking business in 2015, I had relevant work experience, but I had completed zero continuing education in the field. I’m...

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Tips for Hiking with Your Dog in the Snow: Interview with a Vermont Dog Walker

By Elizabeth Williams

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about hiking with your dog in the winter. I realized that, being from coastal California, I had a lot more tips...

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Winter Trail Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

By Elizabeth Williams

Wintertime is one of my favorite times of year for hiking! Quieter trails, cooler weather, and, if you're lucky, the beauty of snow! Here in coastal California, we don't get snow...

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Five Unforgettable Dog Memoirs

By Elizabeth Williams

My love for reading and my love for dogs go hand in hand. Both bring me so much joy, help relieve stress, and teach me important lessons about the world....

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What is a Biothane Long Line? Do I Need One? 

By Elizabeth Williams

What is a Biothane Long Line?  A long line can be an amazing tool for dogs and their owners. A long line is simply a long leash, typically between about...

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High Tail Hikes 2020 Holiday Pet Gift Guide

By Elizabeth Williams

This year more than ever, it’s important to consider shopping small and local when planning holiday gift giving. For this gift guide, we’ve rounded up a dozen small to medium size...

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Why Biothane?

By Elizabeth Williams

Biothane is the material of choice for many professional dog handlers - walkers, trainers, and dog sport enthusiasts - as well as equestrians. Why? What is the big deal with...

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Holiday Hikes For You and Your Dog

By Elizabeth Williams

Originally featured on baywoof.org If you're staying local this holiday season - whether due to Covid-19 or other factors - you may be looking to change things up with new ways...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Beignet and Niamh

Ambassador Spotlight: Beignet and Niamh

For this week’s blog we’re spotlighting one of our Ambassadors, Beignet the English Cocker Spaniel (@beignet_begs) and his mom Niamh (an Irish name; it's pronounced Neeve). Beignet and Niamh live...

Read more →

Ambassador Spotlight: Erika and Mack

Ambassador Spotlight: Erika and Mack

For our third Summer Ambassador highlight, I'm thrilled to feature Erika Fields and her pup Mack (@hounddog_mack on IG)! Erika and Mack live in Massachusetts and do lots of local hiking and adventuring....

Read more →

Spring Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Spring Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

*Note: Some of these tips are specific to northern California, while others may apply throughout the West and other parts of the US. Wherever you're hiking, it's important to be aware of...

Read more →