I am a dog trainer and these breeds are the easiest to train

THINKING about getting your first dog? Or maybe you’ve had trouble training pooches in the past and now want one that’s a little cooler?

Alice Manners, dog trainer and founder of Dogs with manners spoke to Fabulous to reveal which dog breeds tend to be the easiest to train, making them a great choice for beginner dog owners.

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Alice Manners, dog trainer, says she found the sheepdogs particularly easy to trainCredit: Alice Manners
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are also fairly easy to train, according to Alice.

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Rhodesian Ridgebacks are also fairly easy to train, according to Alice.Credit: Alice Manners

“It’s my honest opinion that every dog ​​can be trained,” she begins, “but some breeds are more docile than others.”

Alice adds that when it comes to training, it is important that the dog has motivation, as this allows the trainers to engage with the animals.

Giving dogs something to see, whether it’s food, toys, or in some cases affection, can make all the difference in training.

So which breeds tend to be the easiest to train?

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Labradors

Alice says that because they are full of natural drive, Labradors are one of the easiest breeds to train.

This smart breed can master the basics of training quickly and will love to keep learning new tricks to keep their mind active. So, while easy to train, it can be difficult to keep up.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Another breed full of natural motivation is the Rhodesian Ridgeback and that and their intelligence make them ideal candidates for training.

However, this breed can also be stubborn, which means they can sometimes need strong guidance.

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border collie

Border Collies, like many working breeds, are particularly easy to train and can learn common dog tricks, such as sitting, rolling over, and playing dead.

This bread responds especially well when treats are used as workout incentives.

spaniels

Happy, high-energy spaniels are another breed that is easy to train, this breed tends to be eager to please its owner and learn new ticks.

Some spaniels can be easily distracted during training, so it may take some patience, but won’t be too difficult once you have their attention.

Shepherds

Another working breed, Shepherds are one of the smartest breeds in the world, according to PDSA.

This can make them very trainable, but since they need a lot of exercise they can still require a lot of attention which means they may not be the best breed for someone with a busy schedule. bus.

Alice points out that even if you don’t have one of these easy-to-train breeds, all hope is not lost and that drive can be developed in even the laziest of dogs.

She says, “I would always recommend seeing a trainer if you’re looking to build your drive.”

Labradors tend to be full of natural drive and are therefore easy to train

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Labradors tend to be full of natural drive and are therefore easy to trainCredit: Alice Manners
Spaniels are another easy-to-train breed.

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Spaniels are another easy-to-train breed.Credit: Alice Manners
Alice says that while some dogs may be harder to train than others, none are completely impossible to train.

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Alice says that while some dogs may be harder to train than others, none are completely impossible to train.Credit: Alice Manners

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