The 10 Smartest, Most Intelligent, And Easiest Dogs To Train
As demonstrated by Chaser, border collies are teachable. The herding breed is highly trainable, and is energetic and athletic, a combination of traits that make them incredible at controlling livestock, but also a handful when not at work. They are very motion-sensitive, given to chasing anything that moves in their sightline, and will try to herd anything, including children and other. They need plenty of mental and physical stimulation, and tend to act out when this is not provided, being destructive towards furniture and shredding up yards and landscaping out of boredom.
Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
Highly energetic and extremely destructive when they don't receive enough attention or exercise, this breed is also very independent. This makes for a dog that is very trainable, but also one that will not necessarily follow that training, and will end up thinking for themselves at times, going against what the owner wants. Despite this independence, or maybe partially because of it, Australian Cattle Dogs excel in dog sports such as competition obedience and agility competitions. They were bred to be herders, and will naturally try and herd people and other pets.