The 10 Smartest, Most Intelligent, And Easiest Dogs To Train
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.
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.