As most dog owners have experienced, a new dog can sometimes spell trouble for your floors! A key to longevity in your budding relationship will be taking the time to make sure your pup is house trained before she starts to develop bad habits. If done the right way, potty training can be a breeze and bonding experience for both you and your pup. It’s important to remember that almost all dogs have the ability to be potty trained at some point in their lives if, as the owner, you are consistent in your training, gentle and kind. Patience and persistence is key. Below is a list of the five easiest breeds to house train. Trust us, your carpets will thank you! BORDER COLLIE If you are looking for a snuggle buddy or lap dog, then think again! Border Collies are highly curious, intelligent and obedient dogs. They have a strong instinctual drive are usually eager to please. Because of their vast intelligence Border Collies are one of the easiest dogs to potty train. You will have to be prepared to keep up with its high levels of activity. GERMAN SHEPHERD This dog breed is certainly one of the easy to train dogs regardless of the activity. The German Shepherd is a protective breed, learns quickly and is very hard working. Its ability to learn commands quickly makes it an easy dog to potty train. LABRADOR RETRIEVER The Labrador retriever is one of the most recognizable breeds and it excels in almost everything. It does rescue work, drug sniffing and seeing eye dog tasks. This popular breed is one of the most affectionate and playful dogs around and because of their quick learning style, quite easy to train. They take commands easily so potty training them is usually a breeze. KAI KEN This Japanese dog is sturdy dog breed mainly bred as a hunting dog. Within the family dynamic, these dogs are protective, friendly and they take instructions easily. They are almost always cheerful and since the dog learns commands swiftly, it is easy to potty train. BOSTON TERRIER This is one of the few breeds to hail from the US. Because of their loyal and gentle nature, Boston terriers make wonderful family dogs. They have a protective,friendly character though they can be fierce when there is reason. This friendly breed makes this dog a lively and favorite companion for the elderly and people who live in smaller apartments. These are one of the easiest dogs to potty train and they can easily learn trained to use a litter box if stuck inside.