When it comes to training, dogs aren’t all created equal unfortunately and – although they can all be taught all the requisite skills (and many more besides) – some pups are easier to train than others, which is why it’s always advisable to research your choice of breed before you finalise your selection!
If you’re looking for a dog that will be relatively easy to train, you might want to consider the likes of border collies, German Shepherds and Labradors, all of which love to learn and pick everything up very quickly… which, no doubt, is a large part of their appeal as some of the most popular breeds going.
Border collies are incredibly intelligent and highly trainable, but you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got the time to engage with them regularly, otherwise they’ll find their own ways to entertain themselves – some of which you may not appreciate!
They may also be prone to canine compulsive disorder if they’re not physically or mentally stimulated enough, which is something else to bear in mind.
German shepherds, meanwhile, are another really intelligent breed, as well as being intensely loyal and devoted dogs to their owners.
They too will need regular mental stimulation (which, of course, can take the form of training) but you’ll find that they pick everything up very quickly and are capable of retaining a lot of different commands. They’re not police dogs for nothing, after all!
And Labradors will always make a wonderful choice of dog, renowned for their easygoing and relaxed attitude to life – and the desire to make their owners happy. These characteristics make the breed very trainable indeed, as evidenced by their popularity as guide dogs for blind people.
No matter what breed you decide upon, however, the training techniques are all the same, with positive reinforcement the go-to for best results. You may just need to persevere a little harder if you have a dachshund, or another breed that’s renowned for being somewhat on the stubborn side!
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