The CANINE PLACEMAT, your must have PLACE training tool is designed specifically to the standards of expert trainer Lucas Mucha. The CANINE PLACEMAT provides several features to make training PLACE clear and successful for both you and your dog. Appropriate height legs to ensure defined boundaries for your dog without being intimidating. No slip, sure grip feet so the PLACEMAT does not slide around while your dog gets on and off executing the command. Strong, chew proof, easily cleanable and orthopedically sound fabric, important as your PLACEMAT will be a frequently used tool for your dog.
The CANINE PLACEMAT is paired with access to an exclusive instructional video by Lucas Mucha, guiding you step-by-step on successfully teaching your dog to execute the PLACE command, with the use of this specially designed bed.
Why the Place Command?
Teaching your dog a PLACE command is one of the most useful behaviours you can train. It is a command that will create a low arousal state in your dog, which will affect the energy levels within your living space. The placemat serves as an incompatible behaviour for many unwanted behaviours including:
Rushing to the door,
Jumping up on people,
Begging at the dinner table,
Reversal of destructive behaviours,
Invading personal space,
Rambunctious play in the home,
Inability to settle down.
The command PLACE directs your dog to an object, with a defined parameter to stay on. Unlike the sit/stay or down/stay, the rules for PLACE are only that the dog is to adhere to the boundary of the mat. No commands are ever attached to the place mat.
The dog can choose to lay down, stand up, or move around as long as all four paws remain within the boundary of the mat. Put simply, PLACE means “go-to-the-spot-I-tell-you-and-stay-there-until-I-release-you.”
Many people make the mistake of choosing a plush mat for place, but this is a mistake as there is no clear criteria you can make for your dog. The dog can have half their body on and half their body off, all while thinking they are still adhering to the command.
This is due to the fact that the plush bed easily blends into the floor, with no distinct elevation change. Your dog needs something with defined boundaries, a clear distinction between the floor and the object. The elevation change makes using our placemat a "black and white" behaviour for the dog.
To get off the mat the dog must consciously step off. Our CANINE PLACEMAT has all of these things in mind, making rules and communication clear between you and your dog to avoid any "grey" areas!
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The Swissridge CANINE PLACEMAT and accompanying training video are the perfect tools to be successful in training the PLACE command.
The Placemat has been designed with the following features :
- easy to clean
- aluminum frame
- no skid feet
- elevated cot style, distributes weight evenly, alleviating pressure points
- chew proof fabric/frame combo
Very well made! The material does not sag and it does not slip on the floor when my puppy runs and jumps on it with great enthusiasm.
I haven’t taken it out of the box yet. Bought it ahead of getting my puppy so I have it here when he comes home
This item might need a little work, it definitely didn’t fit exactly out of the box and we needed to use some strength to get all the corners to line up. Think you could find an easier product to put together but we are satisfied with it.
We had purchased two placemats for Australian Bernedoodle pups that will be arriving this week. We were very impressed with the quality of the item. All the parts were nicely packaged and made and directions easy to follow. The framework and legs are made of metal (which matched up with the screw holes perfectly) verses ones you get at stores that are plastic. The mesh is very heavy duty and will hold up with the dogs on it. Overall if anyone is looking to invest in a placemat you will definitely save time and money in the long run with getting one from Swissridge.
She absolutely loves this!