Easiest Dog Breeds to Train for First Time Owners

Eager to please. Highly intelligent. Respond well to positive reinforcement training. Make great family dogs.

Labrador Retriever

Smart, eager to please. Highly trainable. Excel at obedience, agility and canine sports.


Friendly, intelligent, aim to please owners. Take well to training, great for novice owners.

Golden Retriever

Affectionate, gentle, willing to please. Calm nature makes them very trainable.

Cavalier King Charles

Alert, friendly toy breeds. Intelligence makes them easy to train with positive reinforcement.


Energetic, loyal, playful. Eager to please owners. Highly trainable especially when young.


Extremely intelligent herding breeds. Eager to please. Minimal repetition needed during training.

Border Collie

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