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Behind the Leash

Behind the Leash

By Paige + Ryan

Philadelphia transplants, Paige & Ryan, talk dogs, beer and business on the Behind the Leash Podcast. As a couple, Paige & Ryan started a "side-hustle" called Tails and Ales, a dog walking and boarding service. Still working two separate full-time jobs, Paige and Ryan have found something they can do "together". With little 'business' experience, they want to speak with entrepreneurs in the area to talk about their business and to hear their stories.
Dye Hard Fan: Turning a Passion into a Successful Side Hustle
Dye Hard Fan: Turning a Passion into a Successful Side Hustle
Emily Modelevsky, owner and creator of Dye Hard Fan joins Paige and Ryan on the Behind the Leash Podcast to talk to us about how her side hustle started, how it's going and what lessons she learned along the way. A true entrepreneur at heart, Emily turned a bleach mark on her Eagles hat into an online business. Using Instagram, a website and an etsy page, Emily creates custom orders for 'Die Hard' Fans across the globe. Shipping orders as far as the UK, word about Dye Hard Fans has spread quickly. Recently, Emily announced her new Dog Sweatshirts on her Instagram page. Being a dog lover and dog owner herself, she started this line due to the fact that she was unable to find clothing for her dog that fit just right. Emily has teamed up with a local Philly seamstress in Philadelphia and together they can create the perfect custom tie dye piece for your pup. From Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 1 Tails and Ales Philly will be hosting an Instagram giveaway on their Instagram for 1 lucky pup to win a custom sweatshirt. Find out more about Dye Hard Fan and Follow Emily's business journey: Instagram Website Etsy ________________________________ Behind the Leash podcast is brought to you by Tails and Ales Philly: Dog walking, dog daycare & dog boarding Follow us on Instagram: @tailsandales_philly Find out more on our website: www.tailsandalesphilly.com
22:28
April 30, 2021
Get Lit Candles: Pursuing your Dreams and Working Together
Get Lit Candles: Pursuing your Dreams and Working Together
Mary & Anna, Co-owners of Get Lit Candles as well as sisters, joined Paige and Ryan on the Behind the Leash Podcast. This is an episode all about craft beer (which we love), perusing your dreams and rolling with the punches. These ladies were such a pleasure to speak with and so fun, too! They truly had a passion for soy candles, beer and being eco friendly. They also discuss upcoming pop-ups and events that you can see them at: Teach One Feed One craft show at Royersford VFW on Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18. You can purchase pre-made candles or order custom candles at their booth. Learn more by visiting their Instagram: @getlitcandlesphl where you can also place an order via DM, too. __________________________________________ Behind the Leash Podcast is brought to you by Tails and Ales Philly a dog walking, dog boarding and dog care facility located in Brewerytown. You can find out more about Tails and Ales on Instagram or by visiting their website. Instagram: @tailsandales_philly Website: www.tailsandalesphilly.com
30:44
April 16, 2021
Ryan and Paige: Just Us, No dogs
Ryan and Paige: Just Us, No dogs
In this [unedited] episode of the Behind the Leash podcast you get an inside look (for 14 minutes) of Ryan and Paige’s first day without dogs in almost a year….but of course they are still talking about them! When it comes to time off, Ryan and Paige don’t know how to do ‘nothing’, but we do know how to have fun! Tails and Ales is always a topic of discussion at the dinner table but they keep the conversation light and enjoyable. In this episode, Paige and Ryan tell you about River Twine, the largest Tiny House Hotel (HINT: It is dog friendly), the 5 breweries that are a 90 second OR LESS walk away and how you NEED to visit. They also talk about the plans they have for the rest of the trip and a few other things like Tails and Ales apparel while they sip on some local brews. _____________________________ Tails and Ales Philly is a dog walking, dog daycare and dog boarding business located in Brewerytown. Owned by Paige and Ryan, we manage the business out of our home so the environment is small and the service is customized to fit your dogs needs and wants. When you are looking to go on a vacation, send your dog somewhere they will feel at home and safe. To learn more visit our website: www.tailsandalesphilly.com Or follow our adventures on Instagram: @tailsandales_philly You can even like us on Facebook
14:53
April 09, 2021
Portfishington Pets & E. Hasier Photography: Collaboration, Instagram Network & New Business
Portfishington Pets & E. Hasier Photography: Collaboration, Instagram Network & New Business
This episode was FUN! Seriously. I loved everything about our two special guests, Shari Starr of Portfishington Pets, custom dog apparel located right in Port Richmond/Fishtown & Elizabeth Hasier, wedding and elopement photographer right here in Philly, too. So how are these 2 connected? Well, Shari of Portfishington Pets creates custom sweatshirts, collars, bandanas, harnesses and more for Paul (@riskitallpaul), Elizabeth's Greyhound pup! In this episode Elizabeth and Shari share the story behind their collaboration, provide insights into their businesses, and give genuine advice when it comes to their 'marketing strategies'. I cannot say enough wonderful things about these ladies and the amazing businesses that they have created. They are humble about their accomplishments and truly enjoy every second they get doing what they love- creating. If you want to order a custom piece for your pup (collar, bandana, harness, sweatshirt, sweater, bowtie or something else) please reach out to Portfishtington Pets on Instagram and you can send her DM to order: @Portfishingtonpets If you are getting married, engaged or want couple photos with your new pup, Elizabeth is YOUR GIRL! You can find her on instagram: @ehasierphoto Or Find out more on her website: www.ehasierphoto.com Want to follow Paul's journey on Instagram? @riskitallpaul  
26:11
March 26, 2021
Paige and Ryan Give Each Other Advice and Share What They Have Enjoyed Doing This Past Year
Paige and Ryan Give Each Other Advice and Share What They Have Enjoyed Doing This Past Year
In this episode of the Behind the Leash Podcast, Paige and Ryan of Tails and Ales Philly, get to sit down and talk for 13 minutes (with all the dogs in the background) about their dog business plans and share personal advice for each other. When Paige started Tails and Ales she never imagined it would be where it is 1 year later; February and March filled up, she is getting 7-8 new inquiries a week and has had to put meet and greets for daycares on pause. Tails and Ales has been a lot of give and take when it comes to personal time off and focusing on individual growth for both Paige and Ryan. Weekend dinner talk is never complete without focusing some time on talking about dogs or our business and the vision for the future. Tails and Ales is constantly in an upward movement of growth to ensure that we can continue to provide the best care for the dogs. We always have new ideas that we are waiting to share with our community and clients...like merch? parties? group hikes? The ideas are endless and hope we can let you in on some of these plans soon! With that said, Ryan and Paige have a variety of passions that include the dogs (duh!), but also ones that are completely different and don't fall under the pet service industry. These passions are also worth exploring for each of them and ones that you may see pop up a little more often... but don't worry, we aren't going anywhere or sacrificing any of our dog days. Learn more about Tails and Ales Philly: Dog Walking, Boarding & Daycare
13:22
March 19, 2021
Laurie Baum Ties Together Spirituality, Empowerment and Creativity In Her Business
Laurie Baum Ties Together Spirituality, Empowerment and Creativity In Her Business
Laurie Baum, better known as the @the.knot.chick on Instagram, creates macramé pieces that will fill your space with positive energy. Her bio on Instagram says "hand knotted with love" and sincerely, she really does put her whole heart into every piece. In this episode Ryan and Paige, co-hosts of the Behind the Leash Podcast, had the pleasure of speaking with Laurie regarding all the faucets of what she used to do as a side-hustle but took on full time during the pandemic. In this episode, Laurie opens up and discusses mental health, therapy and healing. All of this lead her on her journey that brought her to create "The Knot Chick", a hobby that she turned into a business. Before you listen to this episode, you need to know that Laurie was one of the kindest guests we have had on the show. She was natural, fun, open and truly humbled. This journey that she is on, is one that she is thankful for. She doesn't take any order for granted and in fact appreciates every order more than you know. Speaking as a co-host of the show and as the editor, this was an episode I had just as much fun recording as I did editing. Seriously, I started laughing to myself as I was cutting audio and was torn between what I should keep and what I needed to forgo to create a cohesive episode. , If you are interested in purchasing a product from Laurie you can: Follow her on Instagram and send her a DM Visit her Etsy Page ________________________________________________________________ Thank-you for listening to The Behind the Leash Podcast. This Podcast is brought to you by Paige and Ryan, co-owners of Tails and Ales Philly, a Dog Boarding and Walking business located in Brewerytown, Philadelphia. The Behind the Leash started in hopes to shed light on small business in the city during an extremely tough time. Together we can lift each other up, even if it is just by showing some free support via Instagram or other social media platforms. If you are interested in dog walks or dog boardings you can visit our website: www.tailsandalesphilly.com Follow us on Instagram: @tailsandales_philly Like us on Facebook
32:31
February 11, 2021
Ling Phan of the Picnic Palette Co on Not Waiting for Perfection
Ling Phan of the Picnic Palette Co on Not Waiting for Perfection
It was such a pleasure talking business with Ling Phan, Founder and Owner of Picnic Palette, Philly's first luxury picnic & events consulting  company that specializes in small intimate events for a variety of occasions like micro weddings, engagements, birthdays and "just for fun". In this Behind the Leash Podcast episode, Paige and Ryan have the pleasure of getting to know Ling on a more personal note... like did you know she has 2 dogs?! One she rescued from Saved Me "unintentionally". I only mention this because those pups have some type of magic spell that I am sure a few other listeners can relate to or at least understand. Aside from her pups, Ling opened this business in the midst of 2020. She created a company that offered "normalcy" to her clients. This gave them an escape from sitting at home, ordering take-out and watching TV. Let's dive into what it was like starting an event business during a time events were kind of put on hold. Let's learn about the ins and outs of the business and how creating a stellar event with Ling works. So if you still don't know what Picnic Palette Co is, but you are curious, please listen to this episode, follow them on Instagram and if you live in the Philly area you can even book an event with them! Visit her website Follow on Instagram Book an Event _________________________________________________________ Behind the Leash podcast is brought to you by co-hosts, Paige and Ryan and owners of Tails and Ales Philly, a dog walking and boarding business located in Philadelphia. Together, we can support our community and our small business owners... and have fun doing it! Learn more: www.tailsandalesphilly.com Instagram
29:20
January 28, 2021
Paige and Ryan on Taking a Step Back, Creating Your Journey and 2021 Goals
Paige and Ryan on Taking a Step Back, Creating Your Journey and 2021 Goals
In this episode of the Behind the Leash Podcast, co-hosts and owners of Tails and Ales: Dog Walking and Boarding in Philadelphia, Paige and Ryan, talk all about why they disappeared from the podcast world, their 2020 accomplishments and their 2021 goals. In this episode the couple gives out business advice, reminds listeners what The Behind the Leash podcast is all about, and encourages listeners to reach their own goals at their own pace.  After 2020, it's easy to start comparing yourself to others, to wish you "had more drive" or could just do more. But the reality of it all is that what you see isn't always butterflies and rainbows. You can't push yourself. Paige and Ryan pushed themselves in 2020 and it caused a lot of burnout, stress and clouded their judgement. We are happy to have you here with us, along our business and life journey. It's an honor and pleasure to share our stories and our guests stories with you. ________________________________ Remember to follow us on Instagram (@tailsandales_philly), leave a comment online about our podcast (wherever you choose to listen) or DM us feedback! We can't grow or change if we don't know what you as our listeners want or need. If you want to be a guest on our podcast you can go to our website or you can send us a DM on Instagram. I look forward to hearing from all those Philadelphia business owners, entrepreneurs and side-hustlers.
13:38
January 21, 2021
Paige Janiszewski: Co-host of the Behind the Leash Podcast
Paige Janiszewski: Co-host of the Behind the Leash Podcast
In this bonus episode of the Behind the Leash Podcast, Ryan interviews Paige using our 6-pack of questions segment format. Asking Paige questions she hasn't seen before, we dive into one of her biggest regrets, a dream career and even touch on favorite ice cream. This episode was recorded when Ryan was driving to work and Paige was at home so please forgive us for Ryan's poor audio. If you can put the sound behind you, this is a great episode to learn more about Paige & Ryan. Paige & Ryan love to do as many things as possible together. Given the differences in their work schedules, weekends are some of their most cherished time together and they spend this time walking dogs, boarding dogs and overall providing excellent care for pups in the Philadelphia area. If you want to learn more about their business, Tails and Ales Philly, visit: www.tailsandalesphilly.com Instagram: @tailsandales_philly Facebook
11:08
October 23, 2020
Ryan Creamer, Co-Host of the Behind the Leash Podcast
Ryan Creamer, Co-Host of the Behind the Leash Podcast
In this episode Paige, Co-host of the Behind the Leash Podcast sits down to interview Ryan. This short 10 minute episode is mainly just a 6 Pack of questions round where Paige quickly chose a random 6 questions to ask Ryan. This ranges from personal to business questions. As co-hosts, partners and roommates, Ryan and Paige enjoy any chance they get to sit down and talk with each other. Sharing our story, and more importantly sharing other Philly business owners stories, is something that we feel is valuable, entertaining and helpful. As two hustlers, Paige and Ryan love to highlight all the hard working individuals kicking butt out there right now! Everyone started somewhere and has goals of getting somewhere else. Share your story with us! We would love to hear from you: tailsandalesphilly@gmail.com You can reach us find out more about our side-hustle, Tails and Ales Philly on: Instagram: @tailsandales_philly Facebook Website: www.tailsandalesphilly.com Or by listening to more episodes of the Behind the Leash Podcast. 
10:51
October 16, 2020
Be Great Bowties: Growing A Successful Brand Through Connection, Feedback & Innovation
Be Great Bowties: Growing A Successful Brand Through Connection, Feedback & Innovation
On this episode of the behind the leash podcast we welcome Thomas C. Knox, Founder of Be Great Bowties to the show. Be Great Bowties founder, Thomas C. Knox shares his very first mistake as a business owner, what happened just hours before he tried to pull the plug on his business and most importantly how he got HERE, where he is today. This episode is one I wish I didn't have to cut to under 40 minutes. Thomas shared so much insight to what it means to be an entrepreneurs, how to be the best business owner and the importance of a team. Sometimes we all forget that the most successful businesses were able to scale and grow because of the TEAM. The team helps not just the business grow, but also the owner, and Thomas is grateful for that support. It is admirable to hear how thankful Thomas is for all the curveballs life has thrown at him. When it comes to his business, Thomas says his mistakes are the opportunities that have lead him to be successful and innovative. If you should take anything away from this episode it should, number 1, be the craziest WiFi name that he has seen pop up on his phone...and second (seriously the most important), is that passion, gratitude and innovation are the most important pieces to running a successful business. Enjoy this episode of the Behind the Leash Podcast, a podcast for business owners, entrepreneurs and side-hustlers in the Philadelphia area. Find out more about Be Great Bowties: Follow them on Instagram Visit the Website Follow Thomas C. Knox on Instagram _________________________________ The Behind the Leash Podcast is brought to you by co-owners of Tails and Ales Philly, Dog Walking & Boarding located in Philadelphia, PA. Co-hosts of the podcasts, and co-owners of the business, Paige and Ryan started the podcast to shine light on all the amazingly creative and passionate people in Philly. The podcast launched just a week or two into the pandemic and there was no better time to remind people why they opened their business. To learn more about Tails and Ales Philly: Dog Walking and Boarding Follow us on Instagram Visit our Website
32:48
October 02, 2020
Dames Vintage Emporium: Transitioning to Selling Online via Etsy and Instagram
Dames Vintage Emporium: Transitioning to Selling Online via Etsy and Instagram
In this episode Paige and Ryan sit down to speak with Alane Dame. Dames Vintage Emporium is an online vintage store that you can find on Etsy and Instagram. Owned and run by Alane Dame, vintage guru, with help from Bella Stern, the marketing and strategic brains, this team is ready to take on the online vintage scene by storm. Dames Vintage Emporium wasn't always online, and in this episode Alane offers a behind the scenes look into the amount of time it takes to run an online business. In this episode Paige and Ryan get to learn more about the story behind the clothing and how Alane started growing her unique and well cared for inventory. Alane shares what it is like continuing to educate herself everyday not just when it comes to vintage but when it comes to photography and marketing, too. The most exceptional thing about Alane is that she is a walking billboard for her business. She may never have literal sold a shirt off her back, but with the compliments and questions she gets everywhere she goes, she gets pretty dang close (seriously! Listen to this episode to hear some of these stories). Even if you aren't a huge fan of vintage or clothing, this is an episode I highly recommend. Even Ryan was really enjoying himself. Make sure you continue following the Dames Vintage Emporium adventure via Instagram or Facebook and by checking back in on new inventory on Etsy, too. Feel free to reach out to Alane via DM even if it is just to say hi and connect. ______________________________________ Behind the Leash podcast is a podcast for business owners, entrepreneurs and side hustlers; it's a plus if you are a beer and dog lover, too. This podcast  is brought to you by Paige and Ryan, co-owners and founders of Tails and Ales Philly, a dog walking boarding business located in Philadelphia, PA. You can find us on: Instagram Facebook Website
35:16
September 18, 2020
Grassroots Digital Marketing Studio: Providing You With Marketing Advice, Insights & More
Grassroots Digital Marketing Studio: Providing You With Marketing Advice, Insights & More
In this episode, Paige and Ryan of Tails and Ales and co-hosts of The Behind the Leash Podcast, sit down with Cliff and Matt of Grassroots Digital Marketing Studio. Cliff and Matt met in a class at Temple University where they both were obtaining their Masters. In the Marketing & Innovations course, they completed many of their required projects as a team...that's just a brief story of how their business, Grassroots Digital Marketing Studio began. In this episode, Cliff and Matt really dive deep into marketing strategies and advice that is helpful  for all businesses. As a marketer herself, Paige loved speaking with The Grassroots Digital Marketing Studio partners. This 37 minute episode was condensed from a 80 minute conversation... don't worry we kept in all the helpful marketing insights! If you are new to being a business owner or entrepreneur and are passionate about your business, listen to this episode. Marketing is the first step to running a successful business. Being present online and giving your audience a look into you business will help drive your target market to buy-in to your product or service. Visit Grassroots Digital Marketing Studio Website Find them on LinkedIn _________________________________ Follow Tails and Ales on Instagram Learn more about dog care on their website 
37:56
September 04, 2020
Paige and Ryan: Transparency, Growth and Staying True To Yourself
Paige and Ryan: Transparency, Growth and Staying True To Yourself
Hey y'all! Just a really quick pop in episode with Paige + Ryan to discuss a huge concern in the dog care world: what happens if something bad happens. Paige and Ryan recently made a mistake and poor judgement call that didn't line up with their values. Being transparent and honest is something that we promise to be with current clients, future clients and even past clients. Reality: Making mistakes is normal. Nobody is perfect and nothing ever goes as planned.  Trying to start a new side-hustle or full-time business can and most definitely will be challenging. You are going to run into problems that you never thought about; you are going to have to make changes that fit the needs of clients, but one thing is for certain, you need to stay true to the core values of your business. What are your values? For Tails and Ales we value: 1. Providing your dog with a fun & SAFE environment 2. Being transparent & honest with humans and all clients 3. The dogs in our home are always our number 1 priority Knowing your values can help you build rules and regulations that will assist you in creating a strong, healthy and successful business. Your values set you apart from your "competition" and by staying true to them, it's what will make you successful. Unfortunately, Paige and Ryan found themselves in a situation that we never want to be put in again. Of course as mentioned above, things happen and we can't predict all dogs behaviors, but we can take measures to make sure we are doing what is best for all humans and dogs involved. Have you ever made a mistake? And what did you learn from it? Send us a DM on Instagram, we would love to hear from you. Contact Tails and Ales Philly here: Instagram: @tailsandales_philly Facebook Website
12:03
August 22, 2020
Toasted Rye Goods: Running a Side Hustle, Setting Business Goals and Giving Back
Toasted Rye Goods: Running a Side Hustle, Setting Business Goals and Giving Back
When it comes to drive, I have never seen someone quite as motivated as Ryan Dreyer of Toasted Rye Goods located in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Paige + Ryan, co-hosts of the Behind the Leash podcast had the pleasure of virtually sitting down with Ryan Dreyer of Toasted Rye Goods to discuss his side-hustle, his goals and talk about his key involvement within the community. Our guest, Ryan, is a true entrepreneur at heart. Although, Toasted Rye Goods is just a side hustle right now, his goals are BIG. As a business that has been operating for just under a year now, they have grown into different avenues within the dog vertical, quickly. Ryan touches on where he sees his business going, what he does to help the community (like making masks and donating to Pen Medicine). This is an episode you don't want to miss! How can you connect with Toasted Rye Goods: Instagram Facebook Purchase goods on their website The Story Behind Toasted Rye Goods (Blog Post) Find out more about Paige + Ryan of Behind the Leash and their business, Tails and Ales: Follow on Instagram Like on Facebook Visit their website PS! This episode has a lot of doggie commotion in the background, Paige misses the first half of the recording and it overall was a pretty big mess behind the scenes, but the final product is excellent... well at least our guests' story is!
25:29
August 07, 2020
Sincerely Jude: How Quarantine Turned a Dog Lover Into an Eager Entrepreneur
Sincerely Jude: How Quarantine Turned a Dog Lover Into an Eager Entrepreneur
We all can agree that quarantine has provided us with a little bit more time then we are used to having, right? Some of you picked up a new hobby, some of you are  essential workers and continue to go to work each day, but on the rare occasion there are a few that decided to make the most of it and start up a passion project that pays. Ellie falls into this category. She started Sincerely Jude due to being stuck at home and having more time than she is used to. As an artist and dog lover, the natural thing to do was pet portraits. Ellie Misiura, Creator of Sincerely Jude, a handmade, custom pet portrait business joined Ryan and Paige for their first in person Behind the Leash podcast recording where they discussed the story behind the name Sincerely Jude, Ellie's background and why she finally started pursuing her passion for dogs and painting. Ellie and her partner Ari, sat down in Ryan and Paige's backyard to record episode 13...so keep that in mind as you listen to the episode. The audio quality isn't our best, but this episode is worth it so stick it out! In the beginning of this episode you get to learn a lot about Ellie (and Ari) personally before we start diving into learning more about the business, Ellie's goals and the story of how she got to where she is. In the middle of the episode, Ellie shares a painting that she so kindly made of Ryan and Paige's first dog, Red Ale. For those of you that don't know the story of Red you should listen to episode 2 of the Behind the Leash Podcast. Follow Sincerely Jude on Instagram Visit the Sincerely Jude Website Connect with Ellie If you are even thinking about getting a painting done of your pet, I highly recommend reaching out to Ellie via Instagram DM to learn more about her unique, beautiful, one of a kind pieces.  Follow Tails and Ales on Instagram Visit the Tails and Ales Website
31:07
July 24, 2020
Ryan and Paige Discuss Tails and Ales Unique Dog Boarding Experiencing & What Happens at 2:15 Everyday
Ryan and Paige Discuss Tails and Ales Unique Dog Boarding Experiencing & What Happens at 2:15 Everyday
Tails and Ales is a dog boarding, dog day care and dog walking business that Ryan and Paige, co-hosts of the Behind the Leash Podcast, started a little over a year and a half ago. During their podcast journey, Ryan and Paige have shared a lot of their story. In this episode you get to learn more about their business and hear about their experiences boarding and walking dogs in the Philadelphia area. Also, you won't want to turn this episode off until you learn about why 2:15pm is so significant the Tails and Ales home. If you want to learn more about Tails and Ales dog services you can inquire on our website or send us a DM on Instagram. We also have recently made a Facebook so you can like our business page there, too. We look forward to connecting on social media and love meeting all the doggies and their parents on Instagram. 
15:15
July 10, 2020
Paige and Ryan Discuss Personal and Business Goals Including Community Outreach and Involvement
Paige and Ryan Discuss Personal and Business Goals Including Community Outreach and Involvement
In Episode 11 Paige and Ryan give a recap on the past 3 episodes: Hudson Table with Allen Bari located in Northern Liberties. You can follow them on Instagram Punch Buggy Brewing Co with John Riley and Rob Clark. Follow them on Instagram Tula Yoga Studio with Carly and Jenn. The Yoga Studio is located in Northern Liberties and they are offering virtual classes. In the last part of the episode Paige and Ryan do a quick 6 pack of questions where they discuss long term and short term goals for Tails and Ales and the Behind the Leash podcast. It is during this segment that we ask for some feedback and ideas related to inclusive community spaces for dogs and humans. Individuals in the Philly community have shared their stories about experiencing racism within the dog community, specifically at dog parks. I have received private messages myself after sharing articles and posts specific to the the Philadelphia dog world. To the protesters, the leaders, the citizens of Philadelphia and the Black Lives Matter Movement: Your voices are strong and you have tremendous support from the city. For the past 3-4 weeks Ryan and I have been taking the time to educate ourselves and listen. There is injustice that is rooted within our country and cities  and across the globe. Discrimination and racism is experienced everyday. Black. Lives. Matter. And there is no place for hate. To see change we have to continue to do the work. There isn't a quick fix for the work that is being done. The battle might be uphill, but the climb is necessary and mandatory if we want to truly be the land of the free and the home of the brave. If you own a dog in the Philadelphia area, specifically the Brewerytown and Fairmount area and you feel comfortable DMing or emailing Tails and Ales, we want to hear your feedback on how the community can create this space- physical or virtual. This country as a whole needs to do better and we want to do what we can within our community without doing harm to the educators and leaders making strides toward reform and change. You can email Ryan and Paige at: tailsandalesphilly@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram Learn more about Tails and Ales on our Website
22:27
June 26, 2020
Tula Yoga Studio: Balance, Positvity & Community
Tula Yoga Studio: Balance, Positvity & Community
Carly and Jenn, co-owners of Tula Yoga Studio located in Northern Liberties, joined Paige and Ryan on the Behind the Leash Podcast. As community space owners, yogis and destined best friends, Carly and Jenn share their story of friendship, business and togetherness. Tula means balance, and Carly and Jenn offer a lot of balance when it comes to their classes and services. Although their classes have been moved to the virtual atmosphere, they still have created a space for inclusion via zoom. Members and class participants get the opportunity to talk virtually after class, together. In this episode Jenn touches on the importance of creating connection outside of your home right now. It’s not the easiest, but we all need to find an outlet, like yoga, to let out some energy and unsure feelings related to the coronavirus. Carly and Jenn brought such a positive energy and light to the show, after listening, you are going to want them to be your best friend, too. It was such a pleasure getting to speak with them over nice cold beers and learning about their 4th Friday of the month happy hours….with beer! I know we can’t wait for the day they can reopen and we can attend one of those…oh, and of course the yoga class, too! IMPORTANT: You will want to listen all the way to the end to hear what Ryan will be trying in the upcoming weeks. Seriously though, Carly and Jenn, we can't thank you enough for being on The Behind the Leash Podcast, we hope we can meet over a nice beer from Urban Village sometime in the near future. To find out more about Tula Yoga you can: Follow them on Instagram Like them on Facebook Follow them on Twitter Attend a virtual class or get a membership
29:17
June 12, 2020
Punch Buggy Brewing Company: Craft Beer Culture, Collaboration and Community.
Punch Buggy Brewing Company: Craft Beer Culture, Collaboration and Community.
Punch Buggy Brewing Company is located at 1455 N American St, and borders Northern Liberties, Fishtown but is in the East Kensington area. After just a few short months, PBBC had quickly become “a local spot”. Opening in August 2019, Punch Buggy is just a few months shy of their 1 year anniversary. Ryan and Paige frequented Punch Buggy on the weekends and had seen their community grow, seen the immense support they receive and have had one too many beers, too. It was an absolute honor and pleasure to have John Riley and Rob Clark, two of the five founders and individuals involved in running the brewery on the Behind the Leash Podcast. Pat Coyne, the CEO of Punch Buggy was unable to make the podcast recording, but I wanted to make sure he was represented in the show notes. They have had such amazing success and I hope to see more of their wins in the future as we all overcome this pandemic and can eventually go back to a "new normal". Punch Buggy Brewery was named after Pat’s orange punch buggy from college that he would deliver home brewed beer in... hence the name. To find out more about Punch Buggy you can: 1. Listen to the podcast 2. Read this blog post 3. Support them by ordering beer online and going to their pick-ups on Saturday between 12 and 4:30 4. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook
28:58
June 05, 2020
Hudson Table: Pivoting Business Plans to Accommodate the Current Climate
Hudson Table: Pivoting Business Plans to Accommodate the Current Climate
Allen Bari, Owner of Hudson Table in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia (with a location also in Hoboken, NJ), opened his doors just a little over a month before the pandemic caused mandatory shut downs. Being the quick thinking businessman that Bari is, he was already creating a sustainable business plan to get his business through the pandemic- Meal Kits.  Hudson Table is an experience. It is a place you book with a group of people for a chef's night and/or cooking night out. With many different services, Hudson Table's main priority is creating a one of a kind experience with top chefs and delicious food.  In this episode Allen Bari sits down with Paige & Ryan over a beer to talk business, COVID-19 and the background of Hudson Table. Being new to the Philadelphia area, Allen has already felt the huge sense of community in Northern Liberties, but if you are listening to this episode and are in the position to support local business, try Hudson Table. Meal kits are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the menu rotates. Soon Hudson Table hopes to offer coffee and breakfast meals to go, too. Stay tuned by keeping an eye on their social media and website and when they do open coffee and breakfast sandwiches to go, Tails and Ales Philly will also post to their social media-- Ryan can't resist a good sandwich with bacon and Paige is a sucker for a good coffee and a morning stroll. Follow Hudson Table on Instagram Like Hudson Table on Facebook Visit Hudson Table Website
27:19
May 29, 2020
Paige and Ryan: What is it Like Starting a Podcast?
Paige and Ryan: What is it Like Starting a Podcast?
In this episode of the Behind the Leash podcast, co-hosts, Paige and Ryan sit down in their new home, on their couch, in a picture-less living room while they do laundry for the first time since moving in 20 days ago. Yup! True story. In this episode, Ryan and Paige re-cap their past 4 shows with their very special guests: Kate from Kate the Earthling, Christina and Alex of A Novel Idea, Blew Kind of Franny Lou's Porch and Steph Johnson of a Pet Friendly Dog Bakery. If you missed any of these episodes, go ahead and listen on whichever platform you listen to your podcasts on. You can also find all of the guests contact details in their episodes show notes. Each of the guests had so much information to share and owned very different businesses. After a quick re-cap, Ryan and Paige do a 6-pack of questions round where they get into the details of what it is like starting a podcast together as a couple. Learn what they like the most and find out what advice they have for anyone looking to start a podcast. Being new to the podcasting world, Paige and Ryan know they still have a lot to learn so if you have any feedback or advice you can find us on instagram: @tailsandales_philly. Thanks again, as always, to listening to The Behind the Leash Podcast, a podcast for Philadelphia business owners entrepreneurs, side hustlers and beer lovers. 
18:52
May 22, 2020
A Pet Friendly Dog Bakery: Sharing the Special Moments, Giving Back & Being a Core Part of the Community
A Pet Friendly Dog Bakery: Sharing the Special Moments, Giving Back & Being a Core Part of the Community
Steph Johnson, General Manager of A Pet Friendly Dog Bakery located in Manayunk, Philadelphia has been open since January 2018 and has already become the center of the dog community in the local area. Chances are if you follow any Philly Dogs on Instagram, they have been to A Pet Friendly Dog Bakery and enjoyed a treat or 2 from the shop. Known to make some of the most creative and delicious treat-o's in the area for pups, Steph and her team also sell other dog supplies and even host events. Listen to this episode to find out about all the special moments Steph gets to proudly be part of in the doggies lives, learn about one of the weirdest baked goods she shipped off and find out ways that this small business still finds ways to give back...they really give back! Ryan and Paige had such a fun time talking with Steph... believe it or not our conversation was over an hour long, but of course we cut it down and wrapped it up into a fun 27 minutes. At the end of this episode Steph mentions a local woman who is collecting dog and cat food, leaving it out on her door step at certain times, and encouraging families who may not be able to afford their pets food right now, to pick up what they need, completely judgement free. If you know anyone who is doing this, please reach out to us on our instagram: @tailsandales_philly- we would love to know more about this and link to it here in our show notes. Follow A Pet Friendly Bakery on: Instagram Facebook Order on their website And don't forget, they are open for curb-side pick-up
28:28
May 15, 2020
Franny Lou's Porch: Coffee, Community and Positivity
Franny Lou's Porch: Coffee, Community and Positivity
Blew Kind, Owner and Creator of Franny Lou's Porch located in East Kensington talks about Art, Community and how the COVID-19 Pandemic has effected her business, both unfavorably but also talks about the positives. Positives include pushing businesses outside their comfort level to move to e-commerce and online ordering. Ryan and Paige are so thankful that Blew was able to take the time to speak with us and shed light on what it is like owning an independent cafe and sharing her wisdom. If you have never been to Franny Lou's, you definitely should visit: You can order online Find out more about Blew Kind & her cafe Follow them on Instagram Like them on Facebook
30:55
May 08, 2020
A Novel Idea: Opening a Book Store, Getting Married, and Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Novel Idea: Opening a Book Store, Getting Married, and Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
Juggling multiple jobs and simultaneously planning a wedding, Christina and Alex successfully opened their business together 2 years ago. Located in East Passyunk, the duo named their store "A Novel Idea." In this episode you get to learn more about the couple individually, personally as well as professionally.  They even recorded the episode with their adorable hound mix, Atticus Finch (you may hear him get up and shake a few times in the background). In this episode Ryan and Paige sit down with Christina and Alex to really understand what it is like owning a business with your husband/wife, what the process was like starting the business, and we even get to learn more about Christina's collection of short, feminist fairy tales called 'She is a Beast' which is being released May 2nd. How can you help A Novel Idea out during this time? 1. You can still purchase books from them on their website 2. You can order She is a Beast 3. Purchase a gift card * they don't expire Follow A Novel Idea on Instagram Get involved with their virtual events
28:44
May 01, 2020
Kate the Earthling: The Art of Bringing the Beauty of Nature into your Home
Kate the Earthling: The Art of Bringing the Beauty of Nature into your Home
Kate Shooltz is an artist, nature lover and traveler. With a background working in real-estate, Kate discovered her creative passion during a graduate class called "Green Cities"  where she learned about biophilia. Kate's enthusiasm for nature fueled her inspiration for her business "Kate the Earthling", where she creates preserved moss and plant art. With a little push from her boyfriend and family she made the leap into entrepreneurship. Ryan and Paige had the opportunity to speak Kate earlier this week to find out more about her moss art and her business from why she started to  where she sees her business being in a few years. She also shares the story behind her name! As the first guest on the podcast, Kate seriously brought her A game. If you head to Kate's Instagram: @k8theearthling you will see a variety of pieces and types of moss walls and art. In this episode Kate discusses all of her work from her Etsy shop creations to her big commission pieces that she makes for clients all across the country. So before you head out on a lunch time walk, go for a bike ride, or start another episode of the latest Netflix series, you should grab a pair of headphones and listen to Kate tell you all about the ins and outs of her business... and this is just the beginning! 
27:10
April 24, 2020
The Story Behind Tails and Ales
The Story Behind Tails and Ales
In this episode Paige & Ryan share the story behind how Tails and Ales started. Tails and Ales is a dog boarding and dog walking service in the Philadelphia area. In this episode we discuss adopting and caring for our first dog, Red, the inspiration behind our dog walking, dog boarding business. Bare with us as it's an emotional story for us to tell. We also of course run through our "6 pack of questions" where you will get to learn more about our relationship and business goals. If you want to find out more about our Philadelphia based business you can follow us on instagram: @tailsandales_philly.   Behind the Leash podcast is recording in Philadelphia, PA and is for business owners, entrepreneurs, side hustlers and beer lovers in the Philadelphia area. If you are interested in being a guest on our podcast you can send us a DM on Instagram or email us. Thank you for listening! 
24:51
April 17, 2020
Meet Your Hosts, Paige and Ryan
Meet Your Hosts, Paige and Ryan
Behind the Leash Podcast is brought to you by two Philadelphia transplants who have been calling the city home for the past 2 years. Paige and Ryan started this podcast because they want to bring together entrepreneurs, business owners, side hustlers & beer lovers. Although this podcast is being recorded and produced during the global COVID-19 pandemic, it has been in the works for the past 3 months. We still believe that there is no better time than now to bring you real stories of the passionate business owners and side hustlers of all the places we know and love. Follow along on our journey. If you have a business, and you want to be a special guest on our podcast, we would love to speak with you. You can reach out to us on our instagram: @tailsandales_philly or by email
16:35
April 11, 2020