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99% Recommend this product (93 of 94 responses)
By Karen
New York
Great Training Device
January 26, 2024
The Cato board is a great training device for any dog sport. I am using it to teach”place” for sending to bumpers, waiting for obedience exercises and just a spot for my 18 month old lab to learn commands and patience😂. It is light weight and sturdy. I wouldn’t mind if they added a handle to the side for easing carrying!
  • Light weight. Good size.
  • No handle for carrying.
By Joe
Just what I expected.
October 26, 2023
Exactly what I wanted.
By Vinnie A.
Washington State
Great training tool!
October 25, 2023
This is a great tool for training your dog, regardless of the type of training. I use it for my retriever work waterfowl. It gives her a specific "place" to come back to work her bird. Once she understood what her place is, it makes it that much more easy to teach directionals.
  • 1-Very sturdy.
  • 2-Won't sink in mild wetland.
  • 3-Gives your dog a "place" wherever you are.
  • None with the board that I've discovered.
  • I tried attaching a photo of the boats with my dog on it, but your image requirements are too tight.
By Frank
stoneville NC
awesome product
September 20, 2023
I wish I could have had the Cato board 30 years ago!
  • Sturdy , non slip , non reflective
By Jason
As expected
August 16, 2023
Works well, very stable. Wish it was a little bigger.
  • light, stable
  • smaller than expected
By Paula
Nashville, Tennessee
Great product
August 4, 2023
Exactly what I needed - will be used for a variety of sports. Fast shipping - love doing business with Gun Dog Supply
By Karen
Cato board
July 12, 2023
I got this for agility training. It came quickly and very study. My dog runs to it every time she sees it
  • Well built Sturdy
By Jo-Ann
Training Board
July 8, 2023
Very good
  • It is perfecter training
Best placement board
May 3, 2023
Looking forward to spending some training time with my buddy. It seems learning a dog to place is a great discipline in training.
  • High quality
  • None
By Shaefer S.
Perfect for all kinds of place training
April 29, 2023
Not a hunter. But the Cato board is a really sturdy platform for agility and performance training. The board is a really nice target for dogs. Very visible very stable and does not shift. I can use the Cato board with another ramp to practice agility contacts.
  • Sturdy. Stable. Nice surface. Multipurpose.
High Desert, California
Satisfied Customer
April 4, 2023
Exactly as advertised, sturdy, well made. Very speedy delivery and packaged very well, received in excellent condition.
  • Nice training aid, my pup loves it (in addition to the treats).
  • None
By Sean
Milwaukie, OR
Cato Board
March 29, 2023
Sturdy and well built. K9 Slade and Lucy - Fur will get a lot of use out of these.
  • Non slip feet and top surface. Lightweight and stackable.
By Wendy H.
Odessa, Florida
Awesome place board
March 25, 2023
Ordered the Cato place board for my Golden puppy. I’ve never used one before and I’m now wondering why.
  • Perfect size and weight. Great training tool for all ages of dogs.
By C
Place board trsinimg
March 8, 2023
My dog took to the place boards as a “target” almost immediately. On retrieves, puppies have a tendency to overrun as a game . With the place board, the new game was to return immediately to her target, to sit, and deliver to hand, and the transformation was almost immediate. The second benefit was the intuitive casting, creating confidence in the puppy.
  • Well made, portable, stable platform, very effective training tool.
  • None
By Joe
Mt. Clemens, MI
It's a board. It's up to you to use it well
February 2, 2023
It’s study and withstands drops and impacts. Cleans up easily with a hose.
  • Sturdy
  • Cleans off easily
By Kurt
Great Quality and Functional
January 20, 2023
Utilized the platform for more field "place" training and very pleased.
  • Light, durable, solid
By Matl
Atlanta, ga
Cato boards
December 16, 2022
The rubber top is easy for your dog’s feet to grab onto. I use as incline side balance to increase strength in weak knees in my dog. Al’s have grass top which is good for place.
By Bill T.
Boise, Idaho
Cato place board
October 20, 2022
Top quality product, extremely sturdy, and, as always, I got it quick! I can already tell my dog “Place” and he sits and stays on it until I release him. I can walk around, clean the garage, go in the house, whatever, and he won’t move until released. Get one!
By Bob
Southern Colorado
Great Board!
September 8, 2022
I wanted a more defined and enforceable spot, to take with us on travels, as a training aid to supplement Stay and stop the habit of creeping from a spot elsewhere.
  • Portable, Lightweight, and visible from a distance. My dog took to it right away.
  • Very pricey, and the training video that came with it could be redone.
By Karen N.
These Cato boards are the best for training.
September 8, 2022
Love gun dog supply, they always have what I need. The Cato boards with the rubber surface are great for traction for any of my dogs training..they dont slip..some people like the grass top one that is their preferance and Gun Dog has those too but I like the rubber.. Nice choice of colors as well.. I just bought another one with the rubber top for a friend in Florida to train her new puppy on..she loved it and she has been training for over 20 years and this is her first one..she loves it..
  • Well made, strong holds a heavy dog not too structurally great for the larger breeds
  • lots of color choices
  • I like the rubber top my trainer has the grassy top..I like the rubber top as they dont slip..
  • no cons..great product,
By Boomer
A good product.
July 12, 2022
This Cato Board is the perfect size for my 35-pound Beagle mix. We are working on body placement, among other things. It is easy to keep around for spur-of-the-moment training but fits under my coffee table so it is out of the way. The rubber top is super easy to keep clean and I know my dog isn't going to slip off if he mounts it too quickly. And the shipping through Gun Dog Supply was less than other sites.
By Steve
Peoria, Illinois
Great Product
July 8, 2022
Replaced a hand built place board, which functioned well, with this. I really like the construction and light weight of the Cato Board.
By Mark
Los Angeles, California
Great Product/Great Supplier
June 24, 2022
I love the Cato boards; sturdy, portable, handy. Great training tool.
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 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 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 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 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 Chris
Rogers, Arkansas
Spectacular product
April 8, 2022
I saw this training board at a dog training seminar that I recently attended. I knew I needed to purchase this for training. It is incredibly sturdy so I suspect it will last forever. I have already incorporated it into my training sessions. I would definitely buy it again. I was amazed at how fast it was shipped out.
  • Great product
  • No negatives
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 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 Rachel
Boston, MA
CATO Platform
March 8, 2022
Fast shipping and item as described! Item also came with a training video.
By Danielle
Geneva, Ohio
Easy to move place board
February 27, 2022
When I was looking for a place board I had some outcomes in mind. The first outcome was not to take up much room. The second is easy to move, on the go. The third one was quick to clean. This Cato board was the perfect one to fit all three outcomes.
By Scott
Evansville, WI
Always fast orders
February 23, 2022
I order frequently from gun dog supply they are always efficient and answer questions. With all the supply issues I was impressed when my order arrived in two days. I can’t even get that from GM as I’ve been waiting for a truck for five months!
  • Fast orders with quality products. They stand by there products and make it right.
  • None. I've never had an issue. One time I got a lucky launcher II that had some firing issues and they got it replaced.
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.
By Nicola
Chicago, IL
Cato Board
January 26, 2022
Great product, good colors and two different surfaces to choose from. A very good price AND shipped and arrived quickly.
  • American made
  • None
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 Michelle
Rockford, Illinois
Cato board dog place dog place training board with rubber surface
January 4, 2022
Well made, easy to clean doesn’t slide around. I wish it came in a bit larger size.
  • Well made.
  • A little bit small.
By Clay
Cato board
December 25, 2021
Great product; really helps with dog's obedience.

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