Top 12 Dogs That Are Easy To Train

Have you been on the lookout for another dog? Perhaps you are looking for a dog for the first time.

If you fit either description, then please read on for a list of our top 12 dogs that are easy to train.

1. German Shepherd

German Shepherd

These dogs are VERY smart dogs and are VERY active as well. You can’t expect a German Shepherd to just sit around, they need something to do.

This is why they are extremely responsive to training. They enjoy learning and if you enjoy teaching, then you just may have found a great companion to teach new tricks to.

Train early and often though, or you may end up with a German Shepherd who misbehaves.

2. Shetland Sheepdog

Number two, the Shetland Sheepdog

What are the best dogs to own, easy to train AND can be shown off to your friends? Well, the Shetland Sheepdog fits the bill as they are another very intelligent breed.

If you’ve got a trick to teach, you can be almost certain that they can pick it up and learn it. Want to really show your dog off and blow your friends away? Teach them some tricks that includes jumping through hoops.

3. Border Terrier

The Border Terrier coming in at number three

When it comes to the Border Terrier you may have been wondering if they are trainable. The good news is they are VERY trainable. These dogs are very good with kids and when you put them side by side with other terriers, their demeanor is pretty relaxed.

They can live in, and adapt to, many different situations and can actually be trained to work in therapy.

4. Labrador Retriever

Number four on the list is the Labrador Retriever

Not only are Labrador Retrievers extremely cute, they are extremely talented as they can serve in many different aspects. Some of these are areas such as: Hunting, Therapy, acting as a Companion and much more.

These dogs can serve in many different ways, BUT you will need to train them. They can surely learn what you have to teach, but as we mentioned YOU need to do your part and train them.

5. Poodle

Poodles are number five easy to train dogs

Poodles are popular dogs. There is a good chance that you already know a poodle owner, and as many poodle owners will probably tell you, they are one of the best dog breeds, especially when it comes to training.

These dogs are very smart and may be known for their appearance, but don’t be fooled because behind those locks is an extremely intelligent mind.

What you’ll find is that these dogs can learn many different tricks and commands.

6. Border Collie

Number six, Border Collies

Are you looking for one of the best dogs to own, as well as train? Well, the Border Collie may be one of the choices you may want to check out.

These dogs love learning new tricks, staying active and staying busy. You’ll need to keep them busy with things to do, so train them up.

There’s a ton of things they can learn, IF you are willing to teach them.

7. Papillon

The Papillon is a very trainable dog

Perhaps you are looking for a dog on the smaller side. Maybe you live in a smaller place, but still want a trainable dog. If you have been looking for such a dog, then you may want to take a look at the Papillon.

One thing is for sure, their small size is not an indication of how brilliant they are. You can teach these dogs tons of tricks, but be sure to train them well as their high energy can do some damage if it’s not harnessed.

8. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever pup in training

You have seen these dogs around. It’s almost certain that you either know someone who has a golden retriever or live near someone who does.

While these dogs are high energy and can get distracted, it doesn’t take away from their many strengths, both physically and mentally. These dogs love to carry things in their mouths, and excel in obedience commands.

Want a fun, strong and trainable dog? You can’t go wrong with the Golden Retriever.

9. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi, number nine on the list

There’s no denying just how cute these little guys are. They are built for power and are actually deceptively fast.

You’ll find that the Corgi is not only one of the best dog breeds out there when it comes to training, but they are a pleasure to be around as well.

They are a fun group and well behaved at home, however they do have a tendency to bark from time to time.

10. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler makes the list at number ten

Yes, they are on this list. Don’t let their appearance, physical strength and demeanor fool you.

Yes, they may be a bit imposing when you first see them, but with their trainability, you’ll find the security system you have been looking for.

These dogs are inclined to protect you and your family members when they become a member of your family.

If you are looking for a dog that you can train AND one that you would feel comfortable with as a security dog, then you may want to check out the Rottweiler.

11. Australian Shepherd

Three Australian Shepherd dogs

Another athletically built dog is the Australian Shepherd. If you are looking for a dog breed that trains well, as well as one that can withstand the physical rigors of your lifestyle, then take a closer look at the Australian Shepherd.

These dogs have been described as responsive, alert, loving and smart. What else could you ask for or look for in a dog breed?

12. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Training

This just may be the most intimidating dog on our list, which is why they were saved for last.

You would be hard pressed to find a trainable dog who is as muscular, strong, smart, loyal and responsive to commands as the Doberman Pinscher.

Train them properly and consistently and not only will you have a dog that will listen to you, but also one who will protect you and those around you.

Final Thoughts

While this is a great list, don’t just get a dog just because they are trainable. Take a look at your needs, what you are willing to do to train them, and really what fits you and your life best.

However, if you are looking for a dog to train for the first time, then this list will definitely help.

Did your pup make the list of dogs that are easy to train? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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