5 Best Dog Breeds for Obedience Training

Looking for the best dog breeds for obedience training? You are in the right place. We appreciate that you understand the need for obedience training because we firmly believe that owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibility.

It is hence important that every dog be at least be trained in basic obedience training. When it comes to differentiating breeds according to their behavior and obedience, there is no clear demarcation.

This means that there will be some overlap of behavior and temperament amongst breeds. Also, each dog is individually unique, hence this should also be considered before selecting a dog for obedience training. Now that being said, there are certain breeds that are considered to be easier to train than others.

Below are our picks on the 5 Best Dog Breeds for Obedience Training that are commonly adopted breeds in India.

Best Dog Breeds for Obedience Training

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are one of the best dog breeds for obedience training

The German Shepherd’s versatility is indisputable, and his aptitude for countless jobs and ease of learning commands is attributed to the appreciation and willingness to please the trainer. He learns easily because he likes to work. It’s a dog who’s smart and bossy but takes well to training. On our list, German Shepherd tops the list as one of the Best Dog Breeds for Obedience Training.

Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are happy go lucky, friendly, and very easy to train.

Well, I would be naturally biased towards this dog breed because our dog, Angel, is a golden retriever. Despite being a large dog and having a lot of energy, training a Golden Retriever is not a very difficult task. They are extremely active and sociable dogs with other dogs and other people, and for the most part, they love snacks and other treats and will do anything for a small bit of treat.

Suggested: Check out How I trained my Golden Retriever at Home when I was only 12.


Dobermann Pinscher are guard dogs and very receptive to agility and obedience training.

What makes Dobermann easy to train is his focus, wit, determination, and disposition. The high degree of activity of the breed can be harmful in some cases, as it can lead to distraction when training is stressful.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are family dogs and very friendly at the same time being easy for dog behavior and obedience training.

The Labrador Retriever is a dog that loves to be with people, enjoys demonstrating that love, and is super affectionate and well-disposed, being a dog of easy social interaction. The Labrador loves to run, swim, fetch objects, and other activities of this type to please the owner. So you can train a lab for these activities very easily.


Rottweilers are ferocious looking guard dogs that are very attached to their owners making them easy for obedience training by the owners.

The easiness to train a Rottweiler is in the excellent appetite, attachment to the breed’s owner, and pronounced hunting instinct. A Rottweiler is a ferocious-looking guard dog but is very loyal to the owner. This makes this breed easy to be trained by its master. Rottweiler needs very strong leadership and discipline and it will serve its master to death.


best dog breeds for obedience training

Bonus Breed: This breed is well known for its antics and funny nature. Beagle has a very strong instinct for following smell trails. This trait can be successfully used to train your pooch to work towards certain obedience training tricks. Be aware that beagle can be very easily distracted by the smell and hence need similar treats to keep it focused while training.

These are our picks of dog breeds available in India and commonly adopted. Which one of these are you planning to adopt? Let us know in the comments section below.

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