All dogs have their own unique characteristics for example some dog breeds may need to have a “job” to keep them occupied and happy. This list is a broad generalization of which breeds are usually easy to train with basic obedience and house manners. If you happened to have these dogs, you may consider training them or taking them to an obedience class. You might be surprised as to what they can do and your fur friend might enjoy the benefits as well.
All varieties of Poodle – Standard, Miniature and Toy – are incredibly intelligent dogs that are eager to please and pick up training very quickly. You will find the poodle on several lists as being one of the easiest dog breeds to train. Don’t be fooled by their fancy hairdos, as the breed is even-tempered and aims to please their humans.
Golden Retrievers aren’t the smartest dogs, but they are dedicated to their owners and very eager to please. Because of this, they are one of the most easily trained dogs because they are forgiving of their owner’s mistakes (think inconsistency) and enjoy learning new behaviors.
The Labrador Retriever certainly offers potential dog owners a lot to think about. They are sweet, fun-loving dogs that are easy to train and want nothing more than to keep their owner’s happy.
Both the Smooth and Rough Collies are large herding dogs that were bred to be independent workers yet sensitive to their owner’s needs. They are intelligent dogs that are easy to train as they are not so energetic that the average owner will not have trouble keeping up.
German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is considered to be the Jack-of-all-trades in the dog world. They are intelligent and simple to train, making them a top choice for many dog owners all around the world. This breed needs a job to stay happy, but enjoys training and can succeed in a variety of dog sports.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the more popular of the Corgis and is an active, stubborn breed that needs a consistent owner to instill house manners. That said, they are sensitive to their owners and enjoy having a job and learning new tricks.
The Shetland Sheepdog appears to be a smaller version of the Rough Collie, but they are slightly more active and do well in various dog sports. They are intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train.
The miniature schnauzer finds it easy to learn new commands. But you’ll definitely need to work to keep this high-energy dog occupied. And you’ll have to train him not to bark excessively. Fortunately, this breed craves human companionship, which, combined with the breed’s intelligence, makes him easy to train for all kinds of activities. He is alert and spunky, but also obedient to commands.
Only experienced dog owners should consider a Doberman pinscher. But if you’re able to provide consistent training and leadership, he can become a friendly member of your family. Just remember Dobermans, like many other dogs, can become destructive and aggressive if you let them become habitually bored or lonely. The Doberman who is well trained and socialized “is a loving pet, a world-class family guardian, and a versatile canine athlete.
The Rottweiler takes easily to training, but he definitely needs a job to keep him happy. This dog’s intelligence, endurance and willingness to work make him suitable as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, obedience competitor and devoted companion. You’ll need to train him on basic obedience commands, as well as social skills. And you’ll also have to harness his natural territorial instincts. He has to know that you’re in charge, even if he is twice your size.
This dog need socialization, exercise and stimulating mental challenges. With these things, you will have a wonderful companion; without them, your Rottweiler may become destructive and out of control.