Best Dogs for First-Time Owners: the Easiest to Train and Take Care of

Best Dogs for First-Time Owners: the Easiest to Train and Take Care of

Have no experience in owning a dog? Afraid of not coping with grooming and training? Don’t deny yourself from getting a loyal friend! There are dogs that are not difficult at all to train and take care of! Let’s figure out what breeds are the best for first-time owners!

Papillion

Papillion

These dogs are known for their loyalty, affection, and easy adaptability to the style and conditions of life of the owners. They are rather small, so they can live without any discomfort even in studio apartments.

They are very unpretentious in care. It’s not even compulsory to walk them. They can be easily trained for using litter boxes as cats do.

One more reason for the representatives of this breed to be great for novice owners is being extremely intelligent and relatively easy to train. But note that training should start as early as possible, or else the dog won’t obey you. Pets of this breed are also prone to yapping for any reason, so you should wean your tailed friend from it at an early age.

Poodle

Poodle

This breed rightfully occupies one of the leading places in the ranking of the smartest dogs.

Bringing a stick, walking on its hind legs, jumping over obstacles… All this is about the innate artistic talent and boundless intelligence of poodles. The representatives of this breed learn with incredible speed and are easier to train than any other dogs.

Another indisputable plus is that these dogs hardly shed! Therefore, you don’t have to clean your home from wool constantly.

The only nuance is that these dogs’ fur needs to be cut. But for this, it is enough to visit a groomer once in 3-4 months.

Pug

Pug

This is the best option for the lazybones! You don’t need to walk a dog of this breed for a long time. On the contrary, these pets quickly get tired of physical activity. Therefore, 10-15 minutes 2 times a day will be absolutely enough. The rest of the time, your pet will be happy to join you in lying on the couch and eating yummies. But don’t overdo it with treats! Dogs of this breed are prone to obesity. Therefore, keep an eye on their diet and don’t give a lot of excess food. Also, note that dogs need specialized yummies. They are not allowed sweets or salty snacks that people adore.

Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgi

These are miniature and universal dogs. They get along well with all family members, with children, as well as with other dogs or pets of other species.

Training the dogs of this breed is very easy and even enjoyable. Corgi perceive all commands as a game. Besides, these dogs are especially enthusiastic about walks. But they don’t need too much physical exertion.

Since the coat is short and smooth, it doesn’t need to be brushed or trimmed. It is enough just to wipe it with a damp cloth sometimes.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound

Such a dog will easily make friends with all family members and other pets, even cats! This breed is most characterized by such traits as friendliness and calmness. But such a dog also doesn’t mind long active games. Although, in cold weather, it can do with a short walk.

Perhaps, the only drawback of this breed is its too strong attachment to the owner. A long separation will bring the strongest negative experience to the pet. So it’s better to take your tailed friend together with you on trips or hire a “dog nanny”, after making sure that the pet really likes her/him.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Dogs of this breed are great for novice owners of any age. They are unpretentious and not difficult to take care of. Thanks to their quick wit and docility, they can be easily and successfully trained in a short time.

The representatives of this breed are not only funny friends but can make good watchdogs despite their small size. They have a keen sense of smell and immediately react to strangers warning the owner of the danger.

The only small nuance is the peculiarities of sleep. Because of the short muzzle and flattened nose, these dogs sniff and even groan at night.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

Don’t be afraid of the large size of this dog. It is very calm, so it will not cause much trouble. And the loving and affectionate nature of this dog will make the atmosphere in the family much happier.

This breed is characterized by loyalty and high sociability. It gets along well with all family members and guests. Despite the fact that it has an impressive size, it is categorically not suitable as a watchdog. It is friendly even to strangers. And for its owner, it will become the true best friend.

This dog can live both indoors and outdoors. Weather conditions are not very important for it. But what really matters is communication. If the dog is going to live outdoors, then you or other family members should be there most of the time. Otherwise, the pet will feel very lonely.

The only peculiarity that can cause trouble if the dog lives indoors is fur. It is very thick and long, so get ready to brush the dog regularly and do vacuum cleaning of the house often during the shedding period.

Great Dane

Great Dane

If you don’t have enough experience in dog training, but you have always been dreaming of a large tailed friend, then this breed is for you. This dog is very easy to teach the Dos and Don’ts. It is very smart, not stubborn, and not wayward. This imperturbable, stately, and calm dog is a godsend for phlegmatic people. It will not require active games or unbridled fun from you.

But keep in mind that this dog needs a plentiful three meals a day with additional vitamin complexes as well as long walks for being healthy. And even if these conditions are met, life expectancy is rather low (only 6-8 years). And all these years the dog remains devoted to one owner. Therefore, think carefully before getting such a pet. It may not survive betrayal if you give him to the other owner, not coping with responsibility.

Dachshund

Dachshund

These dogs are quite easy to take care of. They are unpretentious in food. And, thanks to the short and smooth fur, they don’t need to be brushed and washed very often.

But their character is not as simple as it might seem. Although the representatives of this breed are miniature, they are very active and cannot stand loneliness. If you don’t walk with them a lot or leave them at home alone for a long time, they will show the worst traits of their character. They will stop obeying, begin to gnaw furniture, spoil things, etc.

Therefore, get a pet of this breed only if you have enough spare time to spend it together with your four-legged friend. And it is also desirable to do it actively.

Beagle

Beagle

This breed is unpretentious in food and living conditions. The fur doesn’t require any difficult maintenance, as it is smooth and short.

The only difficulty is that beagles have preserved a hunting instinct until now. It often manifests itself in a sudden desire to dig the ground or chase a cat. Therefore, the pet of this breed needs high daily physical activity. Give your dog plenty of fun in the nearby park. The representative of this breed needs to be walked at least three times a day!

Post Author: Vanessa Vilchek

Vanessa Vilchek is one of our favorite authors. She is a real dog person, she was introduced to her first puppy at the age of 3 and since then she would rescue every pooch she met. Today all care and entertainment issues are a piece of cake for her, and we are really proud of having her on board. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments below or on her facebook page.
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