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Cato Board Dog Place Training Board with Rubber Surface

  • Includes FREE Place Command training video featuring Robin MacFarlane
  • Strong enough to support a 200 lb. human with minimal flexing!

  • $78.95


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    Code: 8964
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  • Supports a 200 lb. human with minimal flexing, so it's easily strong enough for the largest dog
  • 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

  • Cato Board with Rubber Surface

    Steve Says:

    Gun Dog Supply EXCLUSIVE

    One hour of PLACE COMMAND training
    from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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


    Usually ships the next business day.
    PLEASE ORDER YOURS NOW IF YOU NEED IT SOON. Supply chain issues are affecting almost every manufacturer. We will completely sell out of many items this season. Web site is updated at least twice daily on weekdays.

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    Customer Reviews

    52 Reviews
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    98% Recommend this product (51 of 52 responses)
    By Debbie
    Virginia Beach
    Cato Board
    June 2, 2022
    First time to use own or use a Cato Board. I actually felt it was to short for the down position for my Aussie but my trainer assured me it is correct and will clean up his downs and stands. My Aussie and Border Collie have now learned how to drive back to the board. I will have to order another board so they each have their own!
    • Has just enough weight to keep it stable on uneven ground and should the wind pick up outside.
    • Have not found one.
    By Foggygap
    Boone NC
    Great product!
    May 4, 2022
    Sturdy. Waterproof. Lightweight. Slip proof. All things I wanted in a simple to use place board.
    • Indestructible
    • None
    By Grace
    South Carolina
    Would recommend! Great place boards!
    March 9, 2022
    We ordered two place boards to start training our pup with. These shipped quickly, and are perfect for training. They are sturdy, and very well made, great quality! We will be ordering these again when it’s time it add two more place boards to the training sessions.
    • Rubber feet on the bottom keeps the boards from slipping. Very sturdy, heavy duty material.
    • I haven't found a con yet.
    By Rachel
    Boston, MA
    CATO Platform
    March 8, 2022
    Fast shipping and item as described! Item also came with a training video.
    By Tori
    Drummonds, Tennessee
    So versatile!
    January 7, 2022
    I had held off ordering a Cato board because I didn't want to spend the money. Finally got one and now I want a few more! So versatile and durable. Great for place/platform training, light weight, easy to store and move. Definitely recommend!
    By Neve
    San Francisco
    Excellent training platform
    December 11, 2021
    Got this for my puppy to teach “place.” Out if the box it was his favorite place to be in the house. It took maybe two repetitions to teach him, so obviously he feels very comfortable on it. I can’t comment on the DVD, as we never had to use it.
    • Well made, easy to move around, stable for the dog.
    • It is a bit small relative to larger breeds.
    By Susan D.
    Seattle, WA
    Great product! Great service!
    September 1, 2021
    My dogs and I are enjoying working and playing with these well-made training boards. They came well -packed and in a timely fashion.

    Many thanks.
    By John
    Solid & Durable Place Training Board
    August 5, 2021
    After having the White CATO board now for a few weeks, overall it seems to be well made and durable. We raise and train Labradors so It is especially useful and of good size for puppies and young dogs when training “place”. I also use place boards as a ‘home plate” when throwing marks for dogs while they are in a remote sit position. The board is ample size for puppies and young medium size dogs but probably could stand to be a bit longer and wider if it is be used in a “home plate” training scenario where the dog is sent back to and needs to turn around and sit with all 4 on the board.
    • Durable solid surface, Love the white color! Rubber mat is great for preventing slipping when wet.
    • May be a bit small for larger dogs over 70#
    By Adam
    Bay City MI
    Cato Board
    July 6, 2021
    Great product. Light weight, durable. I bought one for my finished lab and one for the new pup. The white color should be easy for my pup to identify.
    • Light weight, durable, stackable, stable, non slip grip
    • Only con is no handle if you're walking in to train somewhere.
    By Ralph B.
    Bozeman, MT
    Solid Place Board
    June 30, 2021
    Heavy duty and stackable.
    By Bill
    Lemoore CA
    Cato board place training
    May 24, 2021
    Love this product.. I know have 2.. they are great for place training.. and light, easily moveable
    • Lightweight, not slippery even when wet and comes w a training cd
    • None
    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.
    • 1 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
    • May 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.
    • Lightweight but sturdy
    • Wish 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.
    • Light weight but does not skid on smooth surfaces like cement or wood floors.
    • Cleans easily.
    • Perfect size for retriever sized dogs.
    • My husband commented on the cost
    • Can't think of one other than not getting it earlier.
    By Ed
    Great Platform and Fast Shipping
    June 16, 2022
    I decided to buy through 'Gun Dog Supply' for the following reasons. I could find something less costly on Amazon. And I did look at that site and others. But in terms of sturdiness and faster shipping, I choose Gun Dog Supply and glad that I did!
    By Calvin
    Cato board
    June 16, 2022
    Excellent product!!
    • Solid and well built
    • None
    By Jeremy
    Good experience and excellent product
    June 12, 2022
    Shipping was fast. Product is great quality and seems pretty bullet proof. My dog likes it and I will likely be ordering a few more in the future
    By Ryan
    Perfect thing to teach place
    June 2, 2022
    Absolutely perfect for our 10 week old lab pup.

    • Made in the USA, seems bulletproof, my adult dogs can use it too.
    • None
    By Nancy
    Ijamsville MD
    Great product great service
    May 31, 2022
    Bought this item to work with my dog on sports foundation activities. It came exactly as described and the purchase process through Gun dog supply was quick, easy and painless. I would buy from them again.
    By Golden M.
    Elyria? OHIO
    Great tool for Obedience too!
    May 20, 2022
    The Cato Board Place Board is perfect for my rather large Golden to teach many positions and perfect recalls. I ordered the rubber surface and the traction is great for him. It has a decent weight to it so it’s not going to slide around but still light enough for this retired lady to carry it easily.
    • Well made, sturdy, portable
    By mike n.
    love the board dog place
    May 16, 2022
    We ordered 2 of the training boards. Love them! They are lite to carry and place anyware. Our 6 month old lab is doing great with them, she is knowing her place werever we take it.
    • lite weight, no slipping even when shes wet dog feels very comfortable on it right from the get go.
    • none
    By Chris
    North Dakota
    Great quality
    April 26, 2022
    Great product and quality made. Will last very long time and take use and abuse of dog training. Used the homemade wood and carpet ones for years. My dad ordered a couple of these. Once I seen his, had to order my own once I got back home. Great service and fast shipping as usual with the Snells’s.
    • Very durable construction and light to carry and toss around.
    By Lou
    Walpole, NH
    Well made, not heavy but stable and my dog likes it!
    March 8, 2022
    I have a golden retriever. She fits well on the board when sitting. She has not laid down on it as yet. I will see how she does with that. We have just started training the board using the DVD provided.
    • Sturdy, light weight, non tippee
    • I think it would have to be bigger for a dog bigger than my golden retriever
    By Bob
    Sacramento, California
    Great training tool
    February 18, 2022
    We ordered 2 boards to help train our lab puppy and she's doing great!
    • Stable, durable, stackable, easy to store
    By David
    Cato board
    February 15, 2022
    It came with a video that I used to train to place and whoa we also take it to our Navhda training clinics it teaches boundaries and keeps her off the ground lightweight and easy to clean
    • Lightweight easy to clean comes in colors for identification
    • Can't think of anything
    By Alexander J.
    Boulder, CO
    Great for Place Training
    February 14, 2022
    This is a very well made product and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a platform. Shipping was fast and Gun Dog Supply was great to work with.
    By Tom
    Richmond, VA
    Cato Place Training Board
    February 9, 2022
    I wanted to train my Labrador to stay in its place. She is 7 months and weighs 63 pounds. I read many, many reviews of the Cato board before buying it. Many reviews said the buyer wished the boards were larger. I was worried about the size but ordered it anyway. When the Cato board arrived and I opened it, I was really worried it was too small. It has only taken about 3 days of "place" practice to get my big puppy to get on and stay on the Cato board. It works. Like many others though, I wish Cato would make a bigger board.
    By Russ
    New Jersey
    Well made but pricy
    February 9, 2022
    Excellent quality but seem to cost twice as much as they should.
    Step ups from hospital supply companies are half the price.
    • Well made
    • Expensive
    By Bob D.
    Excellent Platform
    February 8, 2022
    Very sturdy and my dog took to it very well. It is where he goes automatically now to wait for a command or food or any activity. Very satisfied.
    • Sturdy. Comfortable footing for the dog.
    • None that I can find.
    By M S.
    Just what I needed
    January 28, 2022
    We got this Cato board for our field spaniel, it’s just what we needed for training. Durable and rock steady when she rockets up onto it from across the room or field. Nice piece of equipment, highly recommended.

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