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Using a place board in sit-stay training to teach dogs to be steady and stay seated for 30 seconds until they hear their release cue "OK".

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Guide 2: How to teach your dog ‘Place’ using a Place Board Our earlier post covers the first three stages of introducing the Place Board to your dogs' training. Check out the blog series by Clicking Here. In this article, we cover how to teach the dog what we want them to do when we say “place” so that we can send them to their target from a distance.    You will need: Place Board. Lead and collar or harness. High-value food rewards cut into pea-sized pieces.  Treats Pouch. Clicker (if using).   TIP: high-value food rewards include chicken/sausage/cheese/pate. It is advantageous...

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This article covers the first three stages of how to Introduce the Place Board to your dogs' training and build strong foundations for the Place Boards’ use as a training tool.

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Place Board as a raised platform in Canine Conditioning and Body Awareness for my Senior Sports Dog Super Sets for my Senior Sports Dog:  Exercises to do at home:  The following canine conditioning and body awareness exercises are incorporated into my senior dogs routine every other day.   Why use a Place Board?  The place board is useful as its rectangular shape controls the direction the dog faces while on the board, encouraging good body position.  The raised platform of the place board can be used to elevate the dog and build up the rear end muscles.  The artificial grass...

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What are Place Boards? ‘Place boards’ are a stable raised platform, with a non-slip textured top, which contrasts with the surrounding surface that can be used indoors or outdoors in a range of dog training exercises as a target.   Why Use a Place Board in Dog Training? The place boards elevated height and contrasting surface make it feel a very different place to be for the dog than the surrounding area during training. When we introduce place boards in foundational training it allows the dog to build positive associations with the board; we can then use them in our...

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