For those who don't know, a place board is usually a wooden platform raised a few inches off the ground (see the photo to the left). The idea is simple: Teach the dog to sit on the place board when you command "Place." (I'm doing this with Pritch on a short lead combined with the use of treats, but there are a number of other methods.) Once the dog has learned the command, it's time to work her on different styles of place boards, like say a carpet square. Eventually, you can use the "Place" command to have your dog sit on a flat boat seat or outside of a duck blind.