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Cato Board Dog Place Training Board with Turf Grass Surface

Includes FREE exclusive Place Command training DVD featuring Robin MacFarlane!



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Prefer your Cato Board with a rubber surface?


  • Made from heavy-duty structural foam (not plastic) for exceptional durability
  • Shatterproof -- will not crack or chip even in cold weather
  • Turf grass 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 Turf 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 Turf Grass Surface
    Item # 8965


    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

    14 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (14 of 14 responses)
    By Mary
    Works great!
    April 7, 2021
    My border collies compete in agility nationally and overseas. These boards really help the dog learning they need to sit and stay even when super excited at the start line. I also use at the pool when conditioning my dogs to wait patiently for their turn.
    • Durable and non slip, even for water sports and outdoors.
    • A little heavy for carting around to various training locations given the other equipment. Be good if there were sizes to fit different breeds. Will not recommend to friends with small dogs.
    By Dianne B.
    Cato Board Dog Place Training Board
    November 5, 2021
    I bought this board so I could carry it with me when travelling for training. I have handmade I use at home but this is perfect for travel. Light and doesn't take much room in my vehicle. Had helped with teach my dog a nice tight and correct sit.
    • Lightweight. Easy to carry for travel.
    • Would like to see one a little bit bigger for the less compact breeds.
    By Barry G.
    Greenwood, Delaware
    Place board
    October 28, 2021
    I have a place board that I made which works well, however it isn't waterproof which makes it unsuitable when doing water work. A friend of mine has one of these and I liked the design and construction. A nicely made quality product. It will get a lot of use training my new Lab puppy, Rose.
    By dawn m.
    It's great!
    September 28, 2021
    No slip and slide with this place board. The ones the trainer used were sliding all over the floor. This one sticks to the floor! Great product!
    By Randy
    Cato place board
    September 14, 2021
    The Cato place board came exactly as expected. It is sturdy and well built and will last a long time. My lab puppy will get lots of use out of this. As always service and communication was excellent. Randy
    • Sturdy, well built. Saved me the time of gathering supplies and building something that won't last as long as this will.
    • A little larger size would be good for retriever sized dogs.
    By Jon
    Great tool!
    August 9, 2021
    This board was a great compliment to my new pups place training. I found it to be just right for him to fit on the board without it being to big or too small. The quality is high for sure and I expect this board to last many years to come! Overall, I am very satisfied.
    • Quality materials and design.
    • Helps do exactly what it's designed to do.
    • Because it is so sturdy, it does make it less portable unless you have the space.
    By Mike S.
    Mitchell, South Dakota
    Good product little overpriced
    July 27, 2021
    Hi it is a nice placeboard. However, I should have ordered a bigger one or they should make a larger one for labs Thanks
    • turf
    • plastic base -
    • can get wet
    • height great
    • I should have known it is a bit small for labs
    • great for English Cocker
    By Ann
    Austin, Texas
    Fantastic place board
    May 18, 2021
    We love the Cato board when training our lab puppy the basic place and stay commands.
    It's good looking, easy to handle yet sturdy enough for an adult dog to feel comfortable on.
    Hands down an excellent board.
    By Customer
    El Paso, Illinois
    Easy to Move around
    April 25, 2021
    I love the Cato Place Training Board. I purchased the model with Turf Grass Surface. It is the perfect size and is light enough for me to move to different locations when training. It is sturdy and is not "kicked" out of the way when dogs are's perfect
    By Jan
    Chicago, Illinois
    Love the Cato Boards
    March 18, 2021
    I purchased 4 all together and use them to teach directional hand signals to my dogs. Love them and the quality.
    By David
    Very useful training tool
    December 22, 2020
    I absolutely loved this board.
    I take it to backyard, inside or in fled and my pup equally enjoys it.
    Equally useful and versatile everywhere.
    • Light.
    • Can be seen in the filed.
    • Water resistant.
    • I wish it had attachable sides so if needed it only has two open sides, like walls, which would force the dog to get on the board from only one direction.
    • CATO if you see this comment, pls make a attachable side wall.
    By Virginia
    Hefty construction
    December 22, 2020
    Made extremely well. I like the turf top. Keeps my dog from slipping. Worth the price.
    • Well made.
    • None
    By Kathie
    Perfect, sturdy, and as advertised
    September 4, 2020
    I watched the video before I purchased and the actual product was every bit as good as claimed, if not better. Also Gun Dog Supply got it to me very quickly.
    By Sherry
    Great training tool
    September 2, 2020
    My CBR is just now 5 months old and doing really great. The Cato place board has been invaluable as a tool to help with his retrieving, holding, and stay. It gives him a good visual of where he is supposed to be. It is also MUCH more stable than some other place boards or raised beds I have used in the past and it does not tip over at all. That has helped with his confidence in jumping on and off the board.

    I initially got the turf grass surface as it seemed like that would not get hot in the Colorado summer sun. My second board has the rubber surface. There are pros and cons to each - the turf doesn't get hot but it can get slick when it's been water logged by a wet pup. The rubber gets warmer in direct sun but doesn't get slick at all.
    • Stable!
    • Easy on and off
    • Easy to clean
    • The turf can get slick if you are doing a lot of water work

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