Dog breeds that are the easiest to train

If you are looking to invest in a dog that is easy to train, you should consider a Cocker Spaniel, Labrador retriever, or a Golden Retriever. These breeds are known for being obedient and eager to please their owners. These dogs have also been specifically bred to serve this purpose so they are more likely to quickly respond to commands from their owners. Some other good breeds to consider include Dachshunds and Beagles because both dogs are small in size which makes it a lot easier to carry them around when you’re running errands or going for walks. If you prefer to have larger dogs, Siberian Huskies or German Shepherds are a good idea because these dogs are also specifically bred to be working dogs with strong instincts. If you’d like to explore more options, keep reading.


Also known as a Groodle, Golden doodles are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, and they were first bred in the 1990’s. This breed is primarily found in Australia and the United States and their temperament is friendly, energetic, and trainable. At ABCs Puppy Zs you will find many varieties of F1B Goldendoodle Puppies for sale, and what this means is that they come in multiple sizes, colors, and even fur textures. If you’re looking for a dog breed that is easy to train and looks adorable at the same time, this is the breed for you. The trainability of this breed is considered excellent and it is recommended that you train Goldendoodles using Crate training and alone time training because it is common for this breed to suffer from separation anxiety. If you’re a first-timer, this dog is recommended for you.

Miniature Schnauzer 

Originating in Germany in the mid-late 19th century, Miniature Schnauzers are a breed of dog that is small in size. Their temperament is friendly, intelligent, spirited, alert, fearless, and obedient. These dogs tend to bark at strangers which makes them excellent guard dogs however, it is important that you use training to control their barking and have them stay quiet on command. Miniature Schnauzers are considered fairly easy to train but they can sometimes lack focus because of their energy and intelligence. They can also be quite stubborn which is important to note. This breed benefits highly from early reward-based training and they also do well socializing. 

German Shepherd 

German Shepards are working dogs that are medium to large in size. German Shepherds are intelligent, loyal, stubborn, obedient, alert, watchful, curious, and confident. With proper training, these dogs can make very gentle family protectors, and when training, socialization needs to be included. If they are not trained, they can lean towards being aggressive but luckily, they are obedient and easy to train compared to other dog breeds. German Shepherds perform well in task training as well as obedient training. These dogs will listen and obey your commands.

Border Collie

Border Collies are known to be working and herding dogs and they originate from the Anglo-Scottish border region. Originally, they were used to herd livestock, more specifically sheep. Their general temperament is intelligent, tenacious, responsive, loyal, keen, energetic, and athletic. Border Collies are a highly trainable breed and are highly motivated by chasing balls or objects that move very quickly. They love working in obedience trials or things that involve agility. Just like every other dog on this list, their training requires socialization, and additionally, mental stimulation is a very important part of training.

Labrador retriever 

The Labrador retriever or ‘lab’ for short, is a breed from the United Kingdom and originates from the retriever gun dog. This breed is considered one of the most popular breeds in the world and they have a life span of around 10-12 years. The temperament of this dog is outgoing, intelligent, even-tempered, kind, agile, trusting, and gentle. These dogs make excellent house pets and are good with children as well as other dogs. Labradors are typically very easy to train however because they are an active breed, they need regular exercise or else training becomes challenging.

Doberman Pinscher

This breed was developed in the 1890’s in Germany and they are intelligent, loyal, energetic, obedient, confident, fearless, and alert. Dobermans are eager to please their owners and are very intelligent which makes them easy to train, however, it is most effective when started early on. it is recommended that you use verbal commands with their behavior training and make the process as fun as possible.

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