The 7 Most Trainable Dog Breeds You and Your Family Will Love

While dogs truly are a man’s best friend you may be surprised to find out some breeds are easier to train than others. This list compiles 7 of the most trainable breeds of dogs in the world. As with any animal though remember that every pet has a different personality when it comes to training. Breed traits, however, are bred for, and with proper raising, any dog can be a loyal and trustworthy companion to have!

Border Collie

This breed was originally used to herd sheep to their destination. Collies are highly energetic and can keep you on your toes for hours at a time. They are also known for their intelligent nature and will need lots of activity to keep them entertained. Be sure to make time for plenty of exercises if you want to bring a Collie into your life!

Border Collie on a grass field

Standard Poodle

red standard poodle puppy in the garden

Poodles are a famous symbol in the world of dog shows and fashion. There is more to these dogs than just their great hair though. These dogs are both here to look great as well give other breeds a run for their money in obedience.

Golden Retriever

training a golden retriever to sit

Retrievers are among the most popular breeds of dogs and for a good reason. These dogs one of the most loyal and family friendly pets in the world. They love to go hunting and tend to have a sense of exploration in them, and make great indoor dogs due to their willingness to learn and listen.

German Shepherd

German Shepherd panting

German Shepherds are a type of flock herding dog that has lots of energy to spare. This breed of dog is relatively new and popped up near the end of the 1,800’s in Germany. While this breed is easily trainable you may find that they aren’t the quickest to warm up to strangers this can be helped to a degree by socializing them as a puppy.

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Doberman Pinscher

men trainig three Doberman Pinscher dogs

This dog breed was originally bred to be defensive and used for guarding homes. While this breed is typically known for their defenses nature, it may surprise you to know that they are less aggressive than most other breeds of dogs out there. Dobermans do well as guard dogs and are quick to pick up new commands.

Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund at Snowing day

This dog has a unique history as a reindeer herder in Finland. Due to this the Lapphund may be the fuzziest pick from this list and will do best in cooler climates. It is also worth noting that this breed is very energetic and will need lots of exercises. While you may find yourself in a constant grooming cycle, this race is straightforward to train and loyal to their owners.


rottweiler puppy pulling leash

Regardless of the Rottweilers intimidating demeanor, these dogs are incredibly easy to train and love to learn new tricks. These dogs are bred as guard dogs meaning they will go to great lengths to keep their owners safe. This means learning commands is second nature to a Rottweiler.