What are the easiest breeds of dogs to train

What are the easiest breeds of dogs to train

Each breed of dog has its own qualities and charms that make it special, but some of them are characterized by being very obedient or by learning tricks and commands with ease, making training a much simpler task. If you are looking for a pet you can train more easily, then you've come to the right place. On OneHowTo.com we explain in detail what the easiest dogs to train are, so that you may find the perfect breed for your home.

What do we mean by more trainable breeds?

When we talk about the easiest dogs to train we don't mean to say that other races cannot be trained or are disobedient. Any dog, with patience and proper instruction, can be trained, but there are breeds that are much more willing to obey and follow orders, there are dogs that learn faster and require fewer repetitions to teach them something.

However, these dogs can also learn so quickly also learn incorrect and negative behaviours if we do not instruct them properly, so training requires discipline and dedication. So what are the breeds that are easiest to train? Read and find out.

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is not only one of the smartest dogs in the world and one of the most faithful guardians of the animal kingdom, but is also easy to train and follows orders perfectly. Therefore they are a good choice for police and rescue missions, and make great pets as they are obedient and brave.

Golden retriever

This is not only one of the easiest breeds to train, but also is one of the best pets for children, a brave, docile, playful and extremely sociable dog that will undoubtedly be the best choice for a family pet. Training of golden retriever is always easier because it is highly intelligent and responds quickly, all of which make it a great companion.

Border Collie

This breed was bred for herding and is among the top 10 of the most intelligent dogs in terms of obedience, strength, persistence and a big attention span, making it an easy dog to train, apt at learning new things. It is an active and very agile race to which you must devote time to always keep it healthy.

At OneHowTo we show you how to train a border collie.


Although they are sometimes overprotective, Poodles are one of the easiest breeds to train due to their high intelligence, obedience and desire to play and protect those who it considers to be family. This dog, which can adapt perfectly to life in a flat, is certainly an excellent pet for the young and old.


Do not be intimidated by its enormous size and bully-ish face, the Rottweiler is one of the most intelligent and protective dogs you can find. With a stubborn character that makes it very persistent, it is an easy pet to train, however, it needs to receive a lot of exercise and attention to channel his energy positively. There is no doubt that this is one of the best guard dogs you can find.

Labrador retriever

The cousin of golden retriever has a simply lovely appearance, but is also a lively, intelligent, active animal and is always ready to learn new things. Labradors must exercise daily but in exchange, with good training, can perform a lot of orders while playing and having fun with your family.

If you want to know how to care for this breed, you can read our article on how to look after a labrador retriever.


Known for its skills as a guard dog, Dobermans offer much more than that. This is one of the easiest breeds to train because, like its counterparts mentioned above, this animal is intelligent, alert, and is also very loyal and obedient.

Dobermans can be very suspicious and not very sociable with strangers, in addition to possessing a dominant personality, so it is important to socialize them as puppies and train them properly to avoid agression with strangers.

Once you've chosen a puppy, you should consult our articles on puppies:

  • When to start training a puppy
  • When to start bathing a puppy
  • When to start walking a puppy

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