The 10 Smartest, Most Intelligent, And Easiest Dogs To Train
An easily trainable sporting dog, retrievers are alert and gentle. It is the most popular breed of dog in the world, and retrievers are incredibly popular as assistance dogs or as therapy dog due to their loving nature and their calm demeanor. One outstanding example of their suitability for assistance work was a dog named Endal, who was named as Dog of the Millennium by Dogs Today magazine due to his work with a man named Allen Parton. Parton's disabilities were so great that Endal had to learn commands and signals far beyond most service dogs, including learning how to use an ATM and learning how to treat his owner when he would fall unconscious in the bath, including pulling the drain plug, moving his owner, and going for help.
Often thought to be a miniature Rough Collie, the Sheltie is actually a mix of multiple breeds from the Shetland Isles, including spaniels and native Shetland herding dogs from the Spitz family. Shelties are capable of learning most commands in 5 repetitions or less, and will then obey a command on the first time it is given an average of 95% of the time. They need plenty of intellectual stimulation, and they have a habit of developing phobias and nervousness if enough is not provided.