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7 of the Easiest and Amazing Dog Breeds to Train

These doggos are lovely to train! 

Bringing home a pet is a good thing because you’ll be happier, but adopting a dog, for example, also brings a number of new responsibilities. So, if you are ready to adopt a dog, it’s important to take into consideration their needs and see if you are able to meet them.

Some of the most important things that they need are good food, enough space to play, daily walks, regular veterinary checkups, training sessions, and a proper socializing process. 

However, training sessions are essential for your pet, because they can help them get along well with other animals, and people and know how to act when you are in danger. So, there are some people who are looking for dog breeds that are easy to train and learn new tricks and commands quickly. It’s very important to train your dog properly so that they follow your instructions, especially because you will both be safe.

That being said, here are the easiest dog breeds to train that will make you say “good pup” in absolutely no time! Read on for more info!

You won’t have to climb a mountain to train this next breed…..

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Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog, also known as Bernie, is among the most loyal dog breeds of them all. Even though they are a large dog breed with a strong body, their personality is friendly and they can be easy to train.

If you want to adopt this dog breed you have to make sure that you can provide them enough space to play and a lot of exercise, because they are highly active dogs. Moreover, try to take care of their coat properly, because they shed a lot and need regular grooming.

Their socializing process is also important and you should train them accordingly, otherwise, they may attack other small animals and strangers.  The Bernese Mountain Dogs love their owners and tend to protect them at all costs. It is your responsibility to provide them with adequate training sessions, so try to dedicate time and effort to make the right thing. 

You won’t have to be sheepish when training this next breed:

Border Collie

As you probably know, the Border Collie breed was originally bred to control sheep in the border county of  Northumberland, an English county between Scotland and England.

Due to these tasks, they proved to be very good listeners and learners – qualities that make them some of the most trainable breeds out there. They are very affectionate and intelligent animals that love to spend time with their owners. They can get along well with other animals and children, but they have to be socialized properly for that.

If you are ready to adopt a Border Collie it’s important to know that they should consume their energy, otherwise, they can develop problematic behavior in your house.

However, this breed will never get tired of your company:


The Havanese breed is one of the most trainable breeds in the world that love to spend time with their owners and can get along well with other animals as well. Even though they are purebred dogs, they can also be found in animal shelters. So, try to adopt one instead of buying. 

They are super active animals, which means that you have to walk them daily and play different games to stimulate their brain and consume their energy. Unfortunately, they can worsen their overall health if you leave them alone for too long. So, make sure that your beloved furry friend has constant companionship.

The Havanese is very intelligent which makes your training sessions easier than you thought. Of course, just like any other animal, they need proper socialization from an early age. 

Shetland Sheepdog

As the name suggests, the Shetland Sheepdog was originally bred to keep hungry birds and sheep away from the farmer’s garden, serving as herding dogs as well. This particular breed is very affectionate and has a friendly personality, which is perfect for people who want to adopt a friend for life. They can get along with other animals and children if they are socialized properly. 

The best part is that they can be easy to train and learn new tricks and commands instantly. They are very intelligent and protective of their families. The only downside in my opinion is that they shed a lot, so you have to groom them regularly.

Brussels Griffon

This breed may be very small, but they are still big on smarts! The Brussels Griffon breed can also adapt well to apartment life, so if you live in a small house and want to adopt a new pet, this is the perfect breed for you. There are two types of Brussels Griffon, namely the rough-coated Griffon and the smooth-coated Griffon, known as the Petit Brabancon.

As you already know, this breed is easy to train and should be socialized from an early age. They can get along with other pets and children as well, which is great for big families. Even though they are small and not so active compared to other breeds, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t walk them every day to meet their physical needs. 

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German Shepherd

There’s a reason this fantastic breed is the most popular! Did you know that the German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds in the United States? This furry one is very smart and easy to train, that’s why they are also used as police dogs in some countries. 

However, if you want to adopt a German Shepherd, but are always away from home and for long periods of time, you should probably choose another animal as a pet, because they hate to be left alone for too long. If you want to have a well-behaved dog that knows how to act around other animals and people, especially in public places, you should pay more attention to their socializing process and start it from an early age. Don’t worry, they can quickly learn new commands and tricks and you’ll probably become best friends in a heartbeat. 

Finally, adorable, smart, AND easy to train? What’s not to love about them? 

Standard Poodle

Although the very elegant, smart, and affectionate Standard Poodle is a purebred, you can find them in animal shelters as well. So, to be more specific, if you want to bring home a new pet, you should opt for adopting one, instead of buying one. 

Many people don’t know this, but Poodles are classified as some of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world. They are easy to train and they can learn new commands and tricks in no time. So, if you’d like to have a fluffy ball of joy hanging around with you all day long, that breed is simply perfect!

That’s it! I hope we managed to bring a smile to your face with this article, and if so check out another one: These 11 Adorable Dogs Will Get Along With Your Cat!

By the end of it don’t forget to leave us a comment with which one would you like to own!

7 Responses

  1. My parents had a Australian Shepard, he was very easy to train, he just had too much energy for them, but he was a very intelligent sweet dog.

  2. Black Lab. Loyal,smart, sweet, easy train,empathetic, just ‘knows’ what humans need and when (especially with kids)

  3. My female Dalmatian was one of the smartest. Now I got a Bugg ,a Boston Terrier and a English Mastiff. I think it’s how you approach training,all three are extremely well trained,they do things that amaze me ,I use hand signals for all my dogs especially the Mastiff

    1. Sandy, things will go better for you both, if you think of “show and tell”, rather than “discipline.” And if you reward the desired doggy response, you’re halfway there.

    2. Yes, just be sure to find a good trainer based on the breed and if your dog has any behavioral issues that need to be addressed. Good luck, you will be amazed.

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