Most dog training professionals will tell you that there is no such thing as an untrainable dog, but it might take a bit longer to achieve success with some dogs than others. While you will likely have several criteria in mind when choosing a dog breed for your family dog, one factor to consider is which breeds tend to be the easiest to train. If you’d like to reduce the amount of time you spend dog training or taking your dog to a trainer, here are four of the best breeds to get.
- Australian Shepherd – You’ll trade your dog training time for exercise time because this breed has a lot of energy. When you give them enough attention and plenty of space to play in, you’ll realize how smart this breed is. They love to please and will stay loyally at your side.
- Golden Retriever– Give this breed plenty of socialization as a puppy, and you’ll have a well-adjusted dog that is easy-going, playful, loyal, and learns and obeys your commands easily.
- Poodle- Poodles are the second smartest breed in the world, beaten out only by the border collie, which, although smart, isn’t necessarily easy to train. Poodles, however, can be trained quite easily, as they respond exceptionally well to positive reinforcement. Since poodles come in three sizes – toy, miniature, and standard – you can go with the size that best fits your household.
- Labrador Retriever– It is no big mystery why this breed is the most popular one. They live to please, enjoy good health as a rule, and make excellent family dogs. They can be mischievous when young if they don’t get enough exercise, so make sure they get plenty of chances to burn that energy, and all will be well.
Whether you have one of these breeds or something else and need dog training services such as on-leash and off-leash training, protection training, and more, don’t hesitate to contact us at Dogs By Andy K-9 Services. With more than 30 years of experience as a professional, certified dog trainer, Andy offers both dog training and puppy training so that your dog makes a great family canine companion.