The School of Personal Paws

Serving the Capital Region in Upstate NY, located in Rotterdam.

Personal Paws LLC offers unique, customized training programs and support to our pack and their families. Our professionally trained team is here to guide and support you toward long-term success, specializing in behavioral modifications with dogs of all ages. We believe healthy relationships, clear communication and motivational methods are essentials for getting dogs eager to learn and setting them up for lifelong success.
We are no longer offering refunds for service cancellations of any kind!
Please be aware: Our location at 1197 Mariaville Road is NOT open to the public! The School of Personal Paws Boarding and Training facility accommodates many dogs that possess behaviors and FOR YOUR SAFETY we DO NOT permit individuals on the premises without an appointment. We kindly ask that you arrive at your appointment promptly, call our business line upon entering the parking lot and REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE with your pup until a handler comes out to your vehicle to retrieve you. You and your pup’s safety is our top priority! PLEASE be respectful of the rules and regulations put in place to keep our entire pack, clients and professional handlers alike, SAFE!

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Kait is the owner, founder & CEO of Personal Paws, LLC. She has over 8 years of experience in the canine industry and has helped hundreds of pups and their families develop well-rounded, fulfilling relationships. She is committed to sharing her education, leadership skills and confident approach in hopes of improving the life of each and every dog that crosses her path. Kait has dedicated her own life to animal welfare and hopes “doin’ it for the dogs” will eventually enable her to open her own canine rescue!

The Personal Paws Faculty members are a group of highly trusted and trained canine handlers. Each handler goes through a series of shadowing, mentoring, and is required to finish our educational programs provided before earning a position in our pack.

  • "I highly recommend Personal Paws LLC. Their loce of all dogs and passion for what they do is obvious and evident in all of their interations, not only with the pups but also with the pup parents. My Layla absolutely loves Kait and Lizzy! Actually, she adores all of the fabulous trainers at Personal Paws and can barely contain her excitement when they come to pick her up. I have complete confidence that Layla is not only safe with them but also having fun and learning essential skills. Can’t thank them enough!"

    Kim Putnam

  • "Kait and her trainers are awesome. Our sunshine is having some issues with socializing with people. They have been working with her and us for about a month and we can not be more happy with how Sunshine is doing. Kait came to our house last week, and observed Sunshine, and gave us tips on things to help her and us I really see positive future for Sunshine. Look forward to Jimmy working with them 100% they are the best. I highly recommend them. They love what they do, and we love them."

    Patty Maslanka-Fichtner

  • "Easy process to book and prices are reasonable for the care given. Staff is helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Out two dogs and kitten were well cared for and all went very smoothly! We are able to go away with confidence that all of our pets will be content and well cared for!"

    Deb McCloskey Hillier

  • "As a first time dog owner Personal Paws has taught me and my boy so much. It’s so nice knowing that he is loved, well taken care of and having FUN! Dylan and Kait have such patience with crazy, stubborn boy and he learns something new every time he sees them!"

    Steph Brown