The Easiest To Train Dog Breeds

Dogs are fun and loving pets to have once they've learned their place within the family. In general they tend to give love unconditionally and are eager to please. Some dog breeds, however, can be a challenge when it comes to training. You can be successful though if you approach each training session with a calm and firm disposition. This plus adhering to a consistent training schedule will bring the best results.

Patience is truly a virtue while training certain breeds. Of course every dog has his own unique personality, but there are some traits which are prominent within the majority of dogs of a particular breed. Rarely is it impossible to teach a dog the proper way to behave.

When learning commands, some dog breeds learn faster, remember more, and respond faster to commands than other dogs. If you want a dog that is easier to train then consider one of the following breeds:

Border Collie
Golden Retriever
German Sheppard
Doberman Pinscher
Labrador Retriever
Shetland Sheepdog
Miniature Schnauzer

It is important to note that all dog breeds can be trained to learn and obey commands. You'll see just about every dog breed competing in obedience competitions. However, these breeds (listed above) learn training commands faster than other dog breeds do. This means that training them is a lot easier and requires a lot less patience and time. Just because these breeds learn faster than other breeds doesn't mean they are more intelligent. Unless, you're definition of "intelligence" of a dog is "it's ability to learn training commands quickly".

You see, when it comes to dog intelligence, experts have a lot of difficulty determining what dog "intelligence" actually is, just as they do when trying to define what human "intelligence" actually is.

For example, other breeds may understand your commands just as well as these faster learning breeds, but they simply may not have as much desire to carry them out. They simply may not be as eager-to-please you and are therefore not as obedient as the breeds listed above. Does that make them less intelligent though?

No. For example, a Siberian Husky is not as interested in pleasing his owners as some other breeds, so teaching him to obey commands - training him - takes longer. However, just because he is not "quick to learn" the Siberian Husky has other talents, such as his ability to figure out ways to escape from seemingly inescapable backyards. So if you are measuring a dog on his ability to find ways to "escape", the Siberian Husky would be right up there.

So don't think that the breeds listed above are any more intelligent than any other breed of dog. They're are just quicker to learn and obey your commands.


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