indoor dog sports arena with artificial turf

Premier Dog Sports & Event Center

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Location: Lancaster, NY
Surface System Used: DoggyTurf/Basic Roll


Premier Dog Sports & Event Center, located in Lancaster, NY, is the newest and most complete dog training facility in the area! This climate controlled, 28,640 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers various classes such as agility, rally & competition obedience, scent work, puppy classes, and more. The facility is also available to rent for dog events/shows and features a parking lot with RV electric hook-ups and a “Judge’s Quarters,” a small hotel-like space for overnight guests.

In anticipation of the type of use this facility would receive, Surface America was retained to evaluate the surfacing needs and conditions for use, and then provide the appropriate surfacing systems throughout the dog sports center. Ultimately, two different products were used.

Key Challenges and Solutions

Due to the scale of the facility and the amount of use it is expected to receive, the right surfacing products were a must during the planning process. Fortunately, Surface America offers a product specific for dogs — DoggyTurf! This product is comfortable for paws, stands up to excessive use, and drains well, making it the ideal product for a training facility.

For other areas within the facility, the client chose our Basic Roll rubber surfacing which is highly durable and stands up to tough conditions found in high-traffic areas.

Unique Project Features

The porous system includes a 1” poured SBR basemat applied under the turf which provides the right amount of shock attenuation and stability for the dogs.

Surface America is so pleased to have been selected for this unique project and we look forward to seeing the success of this high-end facility. If you or someone you know is interested in dog training classes, be sure to check them out!

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