With so many dog breeds in the world, you're sure to find one that fits your family and has the temperament you appreciate. While some people like a rambunctious dog that does its own thing, others need a furry friend that listens and follows directions. Some breeds are more obedient than others, so if you want a dog that can follow commands, look at this list of the best obedient dog breeds around.
We're starting this list off with a breed you may not expect. Despite their reputation for being independent, poodles are brilliant dogs and one of the most obedient and easily-trained breeds. They're naturally athletic and eager to please their owners, making them great dogs for learning tricks and complex maneuvers.
2. German Shepard
German shepherds are among the most commonly chosen breeds for K9 units, perfectly showing their militant-level obedience. Training is essential to prevent them from becoming aggressive or overly protective.
3. Border Collie
Many people consider border collies the most intelligent and obedient breed of all. They can understand their humans and thrive on a strong work ethic. This is another breed that needs enrichment, and without training, they can be destructive in your home.
4. Doberman Pinscher
Doberman pinschers are known for being excellent guard dogs and even better learners. These strong-willed dogs need a firm hand when you start training them, but they'll quickly learn the ropes and become reliable, dedicated pets.
5. Labrador Retriever
Most retriever breeds know how to listen. Following commands is hard-wired into their DNA, and these intelligent, devoted dogs pick things up easily and are more than willing to please their owners.
One of the top trainable breeds is one of our favorites. We have lots of experience with family-oriented, overachieving Vizslas
who love a challenge and doing a good job. They're the perfect pet for hunting, running, and other outdoor activities with their high stamina and intelligent minds. Whatever you have them do, they'll love to do it by your side.
7. Golden Retriever
Finally, our brand's namesake is known for being one of the most trainable breeds you can get. Like their relative, the Labrador retriever, golden retrievers are excitable bundles of energy
with an unmatched dedication to their loved ones. They'll strive to meet your requests, and all they ask for in return is plenty of love and space to run!
Find the Most Obedient Dog Breeds at Golden Meadows Retrievers
Two dogs on this list are the breeds we specialize in at Golden Meadows Retrievers. We take their obedient predispositions and put them to work through a rigorous training program that allows you to take home a nearly fully-trained puppy.
We've spent years refining our training program into the best it can be. We start when our puppies are just days old with Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS)
and socialize them using the Rule of 7
. Then, we do crate training, potty training and commands, including:
- High five
- Roll over
- Sit up
While breed plays a significant role in how obedient a dog will be, the environment is another crucial determining factor. We combine the best of both worlds to give you a dog that plays hard and knows when to behave. If you're looking for a loveable, energetic, well-trained puppy, there's no better place to look than Golden Meadows Retrievers.
Connect with us today
to learn more about our pups' training regimen and how you can get one of them in your home.