Top 16 Easiest to Train Dog Breeds

Most people looking for a dog want a breed that’s easy to live with. Easily trained breeds typically fall under this description and while all dogs can be trained, there are some that are easier than others. All dogs are individuals, of course, so this list is a broad generalization of which breeds are usually fairly easy to train basic obedience and house manners.

If you’re looking for a breed that’s easy to train for advanced and competition obedience, these might work for you also! If not, you’ll have a well-behaved dog that probably knows a fancy trick or two! We’ve omitted some of the most common competition breeds such as the Border Collie and Belgian Malinois, because these dogs are primarily bred for work and although they’re “easy” to train for the experienced trainer, they are usually far too much dog for the novice owner.

#1 – Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher photo

Contrary to popular belief, the Doberman Pinscher can be a kind, loving, and loyal dog. They are working dogs that are very open to training.[1] While such dogs have been stereotyped as aggressive, fighting dogs, which may happen if you improperly train a Doberman, with proper attention a Doberman can really be man or woman’s best friend. Here is how to train your Doberman to be a kind, loving dog.


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