When you decide to add a dog to your family, things change a lot. There’s obviously a lot more work involved in bring up a dog, especially if your new family member is a puppy.

One of the more challenging aspects of being a new dog owner is training him/her. If you’ve never owned a dog previously then you are in for some surprises along the way.

I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the breeds that are the easiest to train.

Here are 10 of my personal favorites. Please feel free to let me know your choices as well.

Group of border collies on the grass in summer

1. Border Collie

For those seeking an ambitious, energetic, fun, obedient, and loyal fur friend, the Border Collie provides all that and so much more. The Border Collie is always eager to please and it thrives off positive reinforcements.

However, it should be noted that although Border Collies are one of the easiest dogs to train, they’re more suited for experienced dog owners who understand this breed’s temperament and know what they’re doing when it comes to handling dogs.

Without proper handling, Border Collies may not be getting the required “training style” it needs in order to shine at their best.
doberman training
2. Doberman Pinscher

Contrary to what their reputation may portray, the Doberman Pinscher is a gentle and obedient breed. Known to be reliable and loyal, the Doberman was originally bred to provide protection but can be trained in a multitude of avenues today.

More fitting with experienced owners, this dog breed can be a great fit for even a beginner if gentle and consistent training is used.

The Doberman is also known to take on the personality and temperament of its owner. A very noble and easily recognizable breed, this dog can provide you many years of friendship and companionship.

Bernese Mountain Dog lying on grass. Adult, purebred.

3. Bernese Mountain Dog

Classified as part of the working dog category, this beautiful, fun loving, and hardworking dog loves playing outdoors.

The Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent choice if children, even small children, are in the home. It’s known to be extremely reliable around children so you won’t have anything to fear by leaving your child with this dog.

Although this good natured dog can be an ideal fit for most homes, it loves the outdoors and is not heat tolerant. As a result, close monitoring should be done when it’s rolling about in your garden, particularly during the summer.