About Esra

Esra and Pepa practicing our “take a bow”

I started working with dogs in 2010 while I was going to school to be a drug and alcohol counselor. I switched career paths when I saw many of my fellow students lose their jobs to budget cuts, and I could no longer imagine working in a different field than with dogs.

Since then I have been working with dogs professionally in social/play and training/obedience settings, always trying to help them become their better selves. In addition to The Model Mutt, I am a worker-owner of Your SCRUF Pet Care Collective with my primary services being social outings for “bad dogs,” and solo walks for dogs who are still working on their socialization.