Easy To Train Dog Breeds

Easy to train tops many want lists when looking
to bring a new dog into a person’s life. And, while all dogs can be trained and have
an inherent desire to please us, there are some that are easier to train than others. Let’s get to know some of the easy to train
dog breeds. You’re Watching Animal Facts! 10. Border Terrier The Border Terrier, compared to its other
Terrier brethren, is a relatively unknown breed. This is Maisy, my Border Terrier. Like most Terrier breeds, the Border Terrier
is intelligent. However, she lacks the typical Terrier fire. She’s even-tempered, affectionate and eager
(perhaps sometimes too eager) to please. She is a Terrier though, which means she can
be a bit on the stubborn side and does have a tendency to tune you out when she’d rather
be doing something else. But, that can be easily overcome with a bit
of patience, praise and of course treats. Because of the Border Terrier’s desire to
work, they are easy to train. 9. Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog appears to be a smaller
version of the Rough Collie, which appears later on this list. Like the Collie, the Shetland Sheepdog is
an intelligent and eager to please working dog, originally bred, as the name suggests,
to herd sheep. As with many herding breeds, the Shetland
Sheepdog is an independent thinker, but they are bred to pay close attention to the wishes
of their people making the Shetland Sheepdog a quick learner. 8. Pumi The active and intelligent Pumi is a Hungarian
herding breed that needs a job to do and that desire to work makes them fairly easy to train. This is an affectionate home companion that
also does well in dog sports. 7. Swedish Vallhund Similar to a Corgi, Swedish Vallhunds are
a short-legged herding breed bred to work independently while also paying attention
to their owner’s desires. They are active and intelligent dogs that
need a consistent owner but are relatively easy to train. 6. Papillon Most toy breeds are stubborn and difficult
to work with, but the Papillon is a hidden gem in the toy group. These dogs are very intelligent and quite
eager to please. Small but active. this small breed enjoys learning new tricks
and does well in a variety of dog sports. 5. Collies (Smooth & Rough) Both the Smooth and Rough Collies are large
herding dogs that were bred to be independent workers yet sensitive to their owner’s needs. These are intelligent dogs that are easy to
train as they aren’t as energetic as some of the other herding breeds. The average dog owner won’t have trouble
keeping up. 4. German Shepherd I had some reservations about including the
German Shepherd Dog on this list. It’s highly intelligent, in fact, one of
the most intelligent dogs on the planet. The sheer number of skills a GSD can master
is mind shattering. And it can pick up those skills with as few
as 2-3 repetitions, which is quicker than I can learn most commands. But, the German Shepherd is not for the novice
trainer. This breed may be a bit too intelligent; a
free-thinker. The GSD’s independence and willful personality
can overwhelm a novice trainer. But, I decided to add this awesome dog, considered
to be a Jack of All Trades in the dog world, because that’s what dog training courses
are for; not to train your dog, but to train you how to train your dog. Once you’ve learned the basics of dog training,
training your German Shepherd, or any other dog, for that matter, will be a breeze. I highly suggest dog training courses. 3. Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever is the number one most
popular dog in the US for many reasons. It’s friendly, sturdy and easy to train. They are sweet, fun-loving dogs that are easy
to train and want nothing more than to keep their owner’s happy. The Lab isn’t the smartest dog on this list;
actually far from it. But its happy, friendly eager to please nature
definitely tips the balance in its favor when choosing an easy to train dog for your family. 2. Golden Retriever There’s not a lot to say about the Golden
Retriever that I just didn’t say about the Lab. The Golden Retriever might not be the brightest
crayon in the box but are among the most easily trained dogs. In fact, in the past few decades, the Golden,
along with the Lab has become the most widely used dogs as Service dogs. The largest advantage that the Golden has
over other dogs on this list is that they are forgiving of their owner’s mistakes. This makes them a super choice for novice
dog trainers. 1. Poodle (Standard, Miniature, Toy) Don’t be fooled by the Poodle’s fancy
hairdos; this breed is even-tempered and aims to please their humans. All sizes of Poodle – Standard, Miniature,
and Toy – are incredibly intelligent dogs that are eager to please and pick up training
quickly. You will find the poodle on several lists
as being one of the easiest dog breeds to train. All dogs are individuals, as well as the people
that train them, of course, so this list is a generalization of which breeds are usually
fairly easy to train basic obedience and house manners. If you’re looking for a breed that’s easy
to train for competition, these might work for you as well. With some effort on your part, you’ll have
a well-behaved dog that probably knows a fancy trick or two! Which breed do you think should be on this
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32 thoughts on “Easy To Train Dog Breeds

  1. Collies are the best 🙂 I'm still waiting for my puppy I can't wait! I've never seen such a beautiful and well mannered pack of dogs than these rough collies I visited. They are so eager to please you

  2. Thanks for the countdown. My first Lab must have been an outlier – almost too smart for her own good – a Houdini all the way. Most fences, locks, harnesses or halters couldn't keep her for long.

  3. Border Collies are always among the most represented in AKC obedience trials. They are possessed of a high energy level and they are eaier to train than to keep. Ditto Australian Cattle dogs. Doberman Pinschers, Briards, Bouviers des Flandards, Giant Schnauzers, Bernese Moutain Dogs, or almost any other large (non-Mastiff) working breed could make the list. In my experience, Rottweilers are super to train.

    Can't argue with the Pumi because I've never even seen one in real life. But how could you miss the Chihuahua? Most of the "lap" breeds take well to training. Havanese, Maltese, Coton du Tulears, Bijon Frise, and others are all very dependent on human interaction and can be trained to a high level. If they don't train you first.

  4. Out of all the dogs I've had including Cockers, Pit Bull, Lab, Aussie, Doberman and Basset/cattle dog mixes – the Pit Bull was the easiest to train. Then the Dobie, then the Lab, then the Aussie, then the cockers … my mixes are pretty hopeless lol!

  5. I’m not sure the first dog you highlighted in the ‘Sheltie’ section was truly a Sheltie or at least not purebred, looked more like border collie. I agree with several others that commented about other working class breeds that could have been included on this list. I grew-up training Collies in Dog Obedience Classes and as an adult became Dog Obedience Judge (not full-time job, just on the side for fun mostly), my Mom was Class Teacher for several years & both my sisters did D.O. Training & Teaching. We loved Collies for this type of competition and even though they are ‘Pleasers’ , you have to practice everyday. Practice, Praise, Persistence, Perseverance, & I’m missing one, are the 5 P’s of D.O. Video Suggestion(unless you have done it): Different types of dog training & showing i.e. dog obedience vs. composition, open-utility vs. agility, or something. And the breeds of dogs best suited for each. Like Whippet breed should not really be used in competitive dog obed. because their bodies are not made for correct sitting position. That’s not to say that all dogs can and should be taught basic heal, sit down, etc. commands. I also like the ratties/JRT’s one you did. Owned, raised & rescued Ratties & Imo they are just a great all-around , fearless, tough dog. And the AKC did not accept until 2010 or 2012. Why?? The JRT’s in your video were beautiful though. Thanks for videos- I’ll keep watching.

  6. Please help to select a best dog for my life style. I live single in a condo and I am out for work for at least 10 hours in a day. I need a dog that behaves when it left alone and barks less (Don't want to be nuisance for neighbors). Small breeds are preferred. Please help me I want a dog in my life

  7. My last dog was looked a lot like a border collie or shetland sheep dog. But it turned out that she was actually a mix of mostly beagle, parson terrier, afghan hound, basset hound, dalmatian. She was very easy to train too. 🙂

  8. My Papillon is amazing in every way and she is particularly good with our Siamese cats. Definitely one of the easier breeds we have had.

  9. My dog, Ivy, is a shelter mutt. She was a year old when I got her and she came to Minnesota as a transfer from a kill shelter in Tennessee. Within a day she already knew her name that I gave her, knew how to sit, she doesn't run away, never peed in the house, never chews anything up, and she gets along with the cats.

    I went to the shelter with the idea of getting a 2 year old chiweenie, thinking that would be the perfect dog for my lifestyle since I have a small home and a small yard. But this 45 lb. sweetheart stole my heart and I tell her everyday how lucky I am that I have her in my life.

  10. "Eager to please, INTELLIGENT.". I feel like this guy puts dogs in two categories only. Dumb or intelligent. He should have went deeper into personalities maybe did more research so he doesn't sound like he is on repeat. Probably googled and read off the first link he found. Then begs for likes. Sounds like a tool.

  11. Springer, obviously. They’re extremely eager to learn. They love positivity. You don’t need a lot of skill to train most of the gun dog group—just lots of praise.

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