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Cato Board Dog Place Training Board with Rubber Surface

Includes FREE exclusive Place Command training DVD featuring Robin MacFarlane!




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Code: 8964
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Prefer your Cato Board with a turf surface?


  • Made from heavy-duty structural foam (not plastic) for exceptional durability
  • Shatterproof -- will not crack or chip even in cold weather
  • Rubber platform surface for traction
  • No-flip design -- extra stable on uneven surfaces
  • High grip rubber feet prevent sliding on hard surfaces
  • Non-absorbant -- very easy to clean
  • Stackable for easy moving and storage
  • Use for teaching your dog the PLACE command
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 16"W x 24"L x 3.5"H

  • Country of Origin: Made in USA.

    Cato Board Dog Place Training Board with Rubber Surface
    Item # 8964


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    100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
    By PriscillaM
    Miami, FL
    We love this
    December 22, 2020
    I'd been looking for a training platform mainly so Whiskey would have a clearer signal of when training starts and ends (even though we've been using "we're done!" as the end, we didn't have a clear start signal). I found a couple but others has parts and attachments and while that may be great for some, I wanted something easy and sturdy and solid. I also wanted something I could start training our new puppy on, and she is very small. This was perfect and met all the requirements. It is low enough for the puppy, no extra pieces, 1 solid, study piece, and doesn'tslide on my smooth tile floor. Whiskey immediately took to it. While I haven't watched the video that came with it (no DVD player), I tell him "place!" and he runs to get on it and sits there waiting to see what is next, full attention on me. I can confidently recommend this product.
    Pros1 piece Sturdy Low to the ground for smaller dogs/puppies Doesn't slide Compact Non slip surface for dogs More affordable than some others you'll find out there
    ConsMay be smallish for a very large dog to do much more than sit on it. Would maybe be handy to have a larger size option for those dogs. Just speculation, as it works for me and my medium 30lb dog.
    By TaniaY
    Tucson, AZ
    Love this Place Board!
    October 5, 2020
    This product is well made and sturdy. My Clumber Spaniel weighs 70 lbs and it holds him without sagging. The video is well done and showcases the place board well. I have a homemade place board but it’s heavy. This one is lightweight and portable. We live in Arizona, and it’s been soooo hot. I moved this inside and we’ve been practicing in the living room.
    ProsLightweight but sturdy
    ConsWish it was square rather than rectangular so that it can be approached from all directions. My dog is long and low and he doesn?t fit the short side.
    By Sheila
    East Orange County Florida
    Cato Sit Platform Game Changer
    September 24, 2020
    I am not a hunter, but a sporting dog enthusiast who trains with a hunter and her beautiful Golden Retrievers. She has been helping me with my 2 Goldens (3yo and 8 months). She introduced me to the concept of place training and platforms to re-enforce the command to sit until it is the dog’s turn to work. It is working like I never imagined. The CD that came with the Cato Platform was a great review of what my friend was teaching me.
    ProsLight weight but does not skid on smooth surfaces like cement or wood floors. Cleans easily. Perfect size for retriever sized dogs.
    ConsMy husband commented on the cost Can't think of one other than not getting it earlier.
    By Dani
    Quality product & crazy fast shipping
    February 1, 2021
    GDS never fails to provide the highest quality products, at competitive prices, with crazy fast shipping. I purchase almost all my dog training tools and equipment through them. Highly recommend.
    By Debbie W.
    Cato board
    December 25, 2020
    Very sturdy and makes a wonderful dog training tool!!
    ProsNonslip feet keep it in place, regardless of energy level of your dog. Easy to transport to different training areas.
    By Carol
    Albany, NY
    Great product and super fast shipping!
    December 22, 2020
    I have not yet had a chance to use the board, but it looks to be made well and to hold up to weather. Very sturdy. Happy with my purchase!
    By Nancy
    Cato Place Board with Rubber Surface
    December 21, 2020
    I love the Cato Place Board with the non-skid rubber surface! The Cato Board solves all of the problems I had with my homemade wooden place board. It might seem expensive, and I initially questioned the cost. After using it, I think it is absolutely worth it!

    ProsIt is lightweight and easy to carry to obedience and field training. It dries easily. It is the right size for my retrievers. It is rectangular rather than square which aids in the proper set-up of the dog. My dogs do not skid when getting on it, even when doing water retrieves. The board does not skid on smooth surfaces. Excellent customer service from Gun Dog Supply!
    ConsCost may seem high, but worth it!
    By Patty
    Well made
    December 21, 2020
    Lightweight yet strong and very stable. Very well made. Easy to transport when I want to take it for training away from home.
    By Bruce
    Green Bay
    Came with a Cocker Puppy Too!
    September 8, 2020
    I purchased two of the turf versions when I also acquired my pup from the product developer ( In fact the Cato product is named after my pup's sire!) I started using this for the place command almost immediately and love it. It's durable, right size and height. Tough, well designed product.

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