The School of Personal Paws

Serving the Capital Region in Upstate NY, located in Rotterdam

Our goal is to help educate our community on canines and their needs. With our extensive education and experiences, we want to not only pay it forward by helping each dog become the best versions of themselves, but by also helping create healthy, well rounded relationships between canines and their humans.

Meet The Team

Kait has 6 years of experience in the canine industry; from volunteering to helping in local shelters, kennel work, reading canine body language to managing facilities and employees to handling canine behaviors, basic obedience, competitive obedience, and extensive pet care. All of this has led her to where she is today!

The Personal Paws Faculty members are a group of highly trusted and trained K9 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. At The School Of Personal Paws our mission to help each student reach their full potential!! The k9 Handlers work on Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Canine manners and proper socialization ( on and off leash) You will not only feel comfortable leaving your furbabies with our schools faculty, but you will feel confident knowing they will be getting the mental and physical stimulation they absolutely need throughout their days!!

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What Others Say

"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 Liz and their 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

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