The Top 5 Most Trainable Dog Breeds

Man’s best friend is incredible in more ways than one. And most owners think that their dog is perfect just the way they are. But some dogs need training to be on their best behavior.

 There are over 300 different dog breeds out there – all with different personalities and the need for different training techniques. Need help finding a breed that is easy to train? We picked out five of the most trainable dog breeds…from small to big! With discipline and consistency, any dog is trainable, some are just easier than others.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever might be known as the most obedient dog on the planet. They are a very popular breed and that is because they really are the complete package. Goldens are loveable, happy, sweet, smart, and very disciplined.

Even though these pups can be super silly and fun, they are very obedient and disciplined when need be. This is probably why so many Golden Retrievers are emotional support dogs and therapy dogs.


Another large breed that is extremely smart is Boxers. Yes, they are known to be very independent and even stubborn, but it isn’t because they don’t understand. Boxers are one of the smartest breeds and with consistency, it can be very easy to train.

Boxers really don’t know their size as they think they are lap dogs. But they happen to be perfect for kids and a great family dog. With the help of a resource like a Boxer training guide, your Boxer can have perfect manners.


Did you know that the Poodle is actually one of the smartest breeds? They may have a fancy coat, but they are also very intelligent. They are eager to please their owner and always want to look good doing it.

From small Toy Poodles to large Standard Poodles, they love treats and love to learn what you teach them. They are very easy to obey and a fun family dog.


The Papillon is another smaller dog. Even they have funny big ears, they are very smart. The smart and active breed loves to learn new things.

They also do well with treat training and love to have order and purpose in their life. Just beware, they are very fast!

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel was bred to hunt. The breed works hard and is very energetic.

They are very trainable with their quick mind and desire to please. They may not be as popular as the other breeds on this list, but English Springer Spaniels are the perfect dog to train to hunt.

Training Tips

No matter what breed you are training, there are some tips that you should always follow.

The most important rule of training your dog is to be consistent! As long as you are dedicated to working with your pup and rewarding them (especially with treats) you will be able to successfully train your dog. Luckily, there are many resources out there to help, or you can always meet with a trainer.