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The Cato Plank with the optional Cato Tilt Stand is a great tool for a variety of training and development applications. When used as a platform, the 12x36" size works great for clean fronts, crisp downs, etc. Four color options and 2 surface options.  Tilt stand is also optional.  You will be invoiced separately for exact shipping cost.

Cato Plank

  • Cato Platform Surface Options

    Wondering if you should get the rubber surface or the turf surface? Here are our thoughts on the topic. 

    Reasons to buy RUBBER:

    Rubber is easier to keep clean, it looks nicer (in our opinion), has excellent traction, and is slightly more durable than turf. 

    Reasons NOT to buy RUBBER:

    It absorbs heat, and if left in direct sunlight on a warm day, it might get too hot for your dog. This is avoidable by keeping it in the shade, flipping it over when not in use, or dousing with cold water. 

    Reasons to buy TURF:

    Our turf has a light colored backing on it, so it does a much better job than the rubber of staying cool in direct sunlight. It can still get hot eventually, but it will take a lot longer. Some trainers also prefer their dog to feel turn under their feet when they're on a platform. 

    Reasons NOT to buy TURF:

    The turf will collect hair and dirt much more easily than the rubber surface (especially if you have a long-haired dog). It also doesn't have quite as good of traction as the rubber, and isn't quite as durable. 

  • The Cato Plank is also designed to be used with the optional Cato Tilt Stand. The Cato Tilt Stand can be used to turn the Cato Plank into a multi-height teeter that has settings for 2", 5" and 10" of travel. These height gradations mean that even the most timid of dogs can learn to enjoy making the teeter move. 

    The Cato Tilt Stand can also be used to turn the Cato Plank into an incline board. The steepness of the incline can be adjusted using the settings on the Cato Tilt Stand, or for a steeper incline, the Cato Tilt Stand can be placed on additional Cato Planks/Boards. 

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