ADW Place Board for Dog Training

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Place Board for Dog / Gundog Training, Boundary Control, Place Mat Training

‘Place boards’ are a stable raised training platform for dogs, 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.

The design and build team includes a professional dog trainer who is a member with distinction of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). With extensive first-hand experience of using place boards for dog training in classes and training their own dogs the specifications of Anglian Dog Works’ place boards are well thought out and you can be assured of a quality product. 


Why Use a Place Board in Dog Training?

The place boards elevated height and contrasting surface make if feel a very different place to be for the dog than the surrounding area during training.

Our foundation training introducing a place board build positive associations to the dog; we can then use them in our training as a way for us handlers to clearly communicate to the dog the desired behaviour.

This type of target training has been made popular in dog training by professionals such as by field trial champion Ian Openshaw when he demonstrated the merit of using boards as gundog training equipment in place board training for spaniels at the CLA Game Fair.


A few key features:

  • Being raised off the ground helps dogs spot and target their board from a distance.
  • The boards can teach the dog where they need to be in relation to the handler. For example: To teach a dog that recall means come right back to the handler and avoid a dog that returns but dances just out of reach, you can put a place board by your feet paired with calling your dog back to you. Now they are running back to a target right in front of you.
  • The texture of the mat on top provides a tactile contrast to the surrounding surface so there will be a perceptible difference to the dog having all four paws in the right place versus offering the wrong position. For example: when practicing sit & stay we can teach the dog that when they place all four paws on the boards is when they earn a reward, whereas if they step off or creep forward, they will not earn a treat so the dog will be less likely to offer incorrect behaviour in the future.


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Eco-Friendly Dog Product

It is Anglian Dog Works’ ethos to make environmentally friendly and responsible choices when we choose materials; in line with our business’ values, these place boards are constructed with 100% renewable or recycled materials.

The tops are made of sturdy OSB board and the dog training place boards dimensions measure the industry standard: Metric, 61cm x 38cm/ Imperial, 24” x 15”, the place board size comfortably seats all breeds. The platforms are constructed with timber; the wood is treated making it suitable for outdoor use. The board is covered in non-slip artificial grass.

Professional venues and events lift nearly new artificial grass often after single use or a set number of years for insurance purposes. Due to the difficultly in separating the material into raw components, after use artificial grass is usually destined for landfill. Collaborating with a local tradesperson Anglian Dog Works have been able to develop a unique reconditioning process so that instead the artificial grass starts a new life as the recycled surface on the boards. 


Please note: Whilst all the boards are made to the same specifications and high standards, due to our heartfelt environmental obligation with regard to recycling materials, the appearance of the surface of the place boards may slightly differ from the listing photos.


How to get started with Place Board Training?

Once you have your ADW Place Board, you may find our Training Guides here useful to inspire your training together; new content is being added all the time, so be sure to check back to stay updated and in the know.


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Please note: Place Boards weigh around 5kg each. Shipping conditions are set by price, because as the order value increases, so does the weight.

If you would like more than 6 units, which exceeds the conditions set out in our shipping policy these can be arranged by emailing us directly for special delivery.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Alan Shackleton
Happy hound

Bracken and I are very pleased with his sturdy new place board. Solid and well-made, it arrived on time and in good order for his first pet gun dog training session. Strongly recommended!

Thank you Alan, it's very rewarding for us here at Anglian Dog Works to hear Pup and Person are pleased with the new Place Board

Happy pup and owner!

I don’t have the wherewith all to make one of these so decided to pay the pounds and order. Very glad I did. Quick and easy order and delivery. Sturdy board.
After a quick sniff my Lab pup was happy to jump on and start the training games! Brilliant training tool.

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Pleased you and your dog are enjoying using it in Training. You may find our blogs of interest: they're regularly updated with new training ideas

Paul Hunt
Place Board

Well made nice training tool

Thanks for the feedback. Great to hear you are as pleased with the product as we are.

Fiona Gray
Place board

Very pleased with my place board useful for training my dog

Ben Donohoe
Class Product

Superb product, great quality and very happy with the difference it makes in training. My boy is excited to hop on his board and gives full attention for his training!

Just before submitting this I have just read another review about packaging, I am pleased to say it looks like they have adapted to the feedback as my place board was well wrapped in bubble wrap and very secure!

I am pleased to hear that you are pleased with the product and its helping in your training. You might find our blog series of interest for some more exercise ideas