About TailRunner

Have you been struggling with trying to walk or run with your dog or even pushing a pram with dog in tow?

Then thankfully you found me; arm pulled out of socket, trip over and struggle no more.

Tail Runner have the best  hands-free running and dog walking system across the globe. This system now has the reputation as being the best value for money due to its longevity and comfort which has been featured in the Australian Dog Lovers, the New Zealand HeraldGlam Adelaide Magazine and also Australian Pet Insurance.

I carry a range of gear to help take out the stress and make your outdoor adventures more enjoyable, so that you will stay motivated to go outside, stay healthy and exercise with your four legged training partner or walking companion.

Products include our most popular and robust of the Hands-Free leash, the Belt & Bungee Leash, also the versatile one piece leash. The wide chested and padded Adventure harnesscollarsseat belt restraint for the trip to and from the start and finish of your destination. For you, we have a racer back singletvisor, and hoodie 


Tail Runner is a fast growing Australian business started by me Karen. I am an elite Ultra Marathon Runner that trains with my rescue kelpies Cadence, Pace and my new addition another rescue kelpie I have named Trails (currently Trails of destruction, Lol).

Each week we average over 100+km of trail running, so the products are well and truly tried and tested. These products must be able to withstand the extensive amount of training we put our gear through. I also love hearing from you, any feedback that you have or would like in a product I take into consideration and see if I can come up with a design to incorporate your ideas.


The logo is stitched onto all products as a measure of respect and pride, and the hard work it represents.

You will find that my products don't have fancy unnecessary packaging, this is a deliberate decision by me to reduce impact on the environment. I just couldn't see the point when you would look at it for 2 seconds then for it to end up as landfill.


A portion of profits go to my passion, helping working dog rescue groups and the environment. My qualifications as a Diploma level 5 Arborist, Horticulturist, Bush Regeneration and experience with Native Wildlife Rescue and Relocate has meant I have been fortunate enough to be invited on a number of occasions to spend countless hours wandering through the local bushland collecting data on vulnerable wildlife and mapping habitat. 


And as for helping Working Dog Rescue groups, this came about from when I thought I wanted to be a veterinary nurse, but during my practical component of the studies I was heartbroken when I saw so many Kelpies come into the pound and PTS, they were called "dollar dogs", they came in and never made it out. From that experience I have made it my mission to encourage runners to consider adopting working dogs when looking for a running partner.


By supporting Tail Runner you are also enabling me to work on a projects I am passionate about, helping "Kids in Care". This project has been going for 5 years now and is having a huge positive influence on the kids. I introduce the kids to trail running to give them that "back to basics" connection with nature and animals, getting them out of the four white walls of councillors and psychologists.

It is also to get them out of their own head space, with trail running or even just hiking on technical trail they have to concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other if they don't then they fall over, I could not have predicted how well this was going to work with kids that have learning disabilities, particularly those who have started life off with drug addiction and alcohol foetal syndrome.

I am so excited and completely overwhelmed by the impact on those kids currently involved.  

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the products and/or running with your dog/s. You can catch me on mobile number +61 402 104 418 or send me an email to karen@tailrunner.com.au