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The 10 Easiest Dog Breeds to House Train

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Everyone loves dogs, but having your fluffy friend in your house necessitates house training. The last thing you want is your pet pup leaving messes around that you’ll constantly need to clean up. If you’re interested in adopting a dog but don’t want to spend a long time house training them, you could try one of these easier-to-train breeds.

Bernese Mountain Dog

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The massive Bernese Mountain Dog is easier to train than you might think. These large, loyal dogs are very intelligent and quick to learn commands. They’re also great at looking out for kids, making them prized family dogs for those with young children.

Afghan Hound

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The elegant and long-furred Afghan Hound was bred for hunting, but that doesn’t mean it’s a vicious predator. Instead, these lovable dogs aim to please and are receptive to training. They’re well-behaved and just need lots of praise to quickly pick up on house training.

Boston Terrier

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The sweet-natured and tiny Boston Terrier doesn’t have “small dog syndrome” like a lot of smaller canines. This breed has a short attention span and can be energetic, but with the right approach (lots of treats and an assertive presence) they can be house trained more quickly than most small breeds.

Border Collie

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The iconic Border Collie is renowned for its laid-back personality and whip-smart intellect. They learn tricks more quickly than almost any breed thanks to their cunning. As herding dogs, they need lots of exercise and attention. For many owners this is a good thing, though, as it makes them great workout buddies.

Standard Poodle

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The standard Poodle is a strong, capable hunting companion at heart. This means they were bred to be intelligent and receptive to training. In addition to their iconic curly coats, Poodles are prized for their ability to learn quickly. This makes them easier to train than many comparable breeds!

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German Shepherd

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German Shepherds are known for their loyalty and unwavering work ethic. They require a strong, direct approach when it comes to training. Assertiveness will show them that you’re worthy of their companionship and they’ll go above and beyond to impress you.

Australian Shepherd

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The cunning and gorgeous Australian Shepherd has limitless endurance and a strong desire to please their owners. They prefer to relieve themselves far from where they sleep, making house training them quite easy. They’re generally easy dogs to train and don’t require an advanced knowledge of canine behavior.

Toy Fox Terrier

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In addition to being downright adorable, Toy Fox Terriers are playful and energetic dogs who are great with kids. They learn commands easily and always enjoy playtime—especially when accompanied by treats and positive reinforcement. Their unwavering loyalty makes them great companions.

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Labrador Retriever

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Labrador Retrievers are famously easygoing and receptive to training. Labs make wonderful therapy dogs and have a high degree of emotional intelligence. They also really enjoy learning and enjoy training as much as playtime. These traits combine with their natural strong work ethic to make them a breeze to house train.

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Shiba Inu

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The beloved Shiba Inu breed features a distinctive foxlike appearance and a loving personality. They’re expressive and brave, which are traits that make them extremely charming. They naturally prefer to relieve themselves far from where they sleep, so house training them comes easily. What’s more, Shiba Inu dogs are usually very quiet, rarely barking or vocalizing.

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