As endearing as those puppy eyes may be, dog parents can't let their new puppies get away with everything—no matter how cute they are. Training puppies from an early age is crucial in ensuring that they grow up to be well-mannered dogs, and a big part of that is, unfortunately, potty training.

Potty training mischievous puppies will never be the easiest experience—as any dog parent will know. But some dog breeds are more obedient and easier to train than others, which will lead to an easier time housebreaking for new and inexperienced owners.

Potty training will never be a breeze, but it comes naturally for some breeds. The American Kennel Club (AKC) says that Shiba Inus are "practically born housebroken" and that Jindos are "extremely clean and are naturally housebroken at a very young age." However, the case won't be the same for every breed.

But if you're looking for an easy-ish time housebreaking your puppy, consider an intelligent, eager to please dog that responds well to training and obedience.

The AKC says that crates are an important house training tool and puppy pad training can offer a temporary solution to housetraining. But no matter what method of training you use, the AKC says: "Consistency, attention, understanding, and patience are all key in housetraining."

According to the AKC and Pet Helpful, find out below which dogs are the most obedient and open to training, making housetraining a more pleasant task for all involved.

Afghan Hound

Despite being independent and stubborn, Afghan Hounds are fairly easy to housetrain as they want to please their owners.

An Afghan Hound at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2018, in New York City. Afghan Hounds are fairly easy to housetrain as they want to please their owners. Drew Angerer/Getty

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are clever and eager to please their owners and as such are generally easy to train, including potty training.

A Bernese mountain dog at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2016, in New York City. Bernese mountain dogs are generally easy to train. Matthew Eisman/Getty

Collies

Collies are intelligent dogs that are not only easy to train, but they love learning and are eager to please.

A Collie is seen during Dog Lovers Show at Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park on November 7, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. Collies love training and learning. Mark Kolbe/Getty

Irish Red and White Setter

As long as Irish Red and White Setters are taught in short, upbeat sessions involving lots of praise, the intelligent breed will grow up to be an obedient dog that should remember their potty training.

An Irish Red and White Setter rests after competing at the 102nd Crufts dog show on March 12, 2005, in Birmingham, England. Irish Red and White Setters are intelligent dogs.Scott Barbour/Getty

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniels are smart dogs that respond well to reward-based training methods, so remember to use lots of praise when potty training this breed.

An Irish water spaniel at the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, on March 10, 2019. Irish water spaniels are smart dogs.Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Newfoundland

As a breed, Newfoundlands are generally easy to train as they are intelligent dogs that are eager to please.

Newfoundlands at the Cruft's dog show at the NEC Arena on March 6, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Newfoundlands are generally easy to train.Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Portuguese Water Dogs

Portuguese Water Dogs are very intelligent, and according to the AKC, the breed responds well to obedience training.

Portuguese water dogs pose at the Dutch dog-kennel Casa Hoya in Leimuiden, The Netherlands, on April 17, 2009. Portuguese water dogs are very intelligent.Lex Van Lieshout/AFP/Getty

Welsh Springer Spaniel

If Welsh Springer Spaniels are trained from a young age, the breed generally does well in obedience sports.

A Welsh springer spaniels on day four of the Cruft's dog show at the NEC Arena on March 11, 2018, in Birmingham, England. Welsh springer spaniels generally do well in obedience sports. Richard Stabler/Getty

Maltese

Maltese dogs are intelligent, and although they can be stubborn, they respond well to positive training methods.

A Maltese takes to the show ring on the fourth day of Crufts Dog Show at National Exhibition Centre on March 10, 2019 in Birmingham, England. Maltese dogs respond well to positive training methods. Christopher Furlong/Getty

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are highly intelligent and eager to please, making them easily trainable and very obedient.

A Miniature Schnauzer at the Japan International Dog Show 2018 on March 31, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan. Miniature Schnauzers are easily trainable and very obedient. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty

Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdogs are generally easy to train as they are clever and eager to please.

Icelandic sheepdogs are generally easy to train as they are clever and eager to please. Grumpy Cow Studios/iStock

Jindo

As a breed, Jindos are extremely clean dogs and are "naturally housebroken" at a very young age, according to the AKC.

This picture taken on March 20, 2017 shows a Jindo breed dog looking out from its cage at the Jindo Dog Research and Test Centre on the southern island of Jindo. As a breed, Jindos are extremely clean dogs and are 'naturally housebroken' at a very young age, according to the AKC. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty

Papillon

Papillons can be easier to house train than other small breeds and they are eager to please humans they are bonded with.

A Papillon at the Crufts Dog Show at the National Exhibition Centre on March 10, 2019, in Birmingham, England. Papillons can be easier to house train than other small breeds.Christopher Furlong/Getty

Porcelaine

Porcelaines make great indoor dogs as they are easily housebroken and crate trained.

Porcelains are easily housebroken and crate trained.Gerry Proteau/iStock

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhounds are very clean dogs and will "quickly respond to correctly managed house-breaking."

Norwegian Elkhounds at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2019, in New York City.Sarah Stier/Getty

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is "practically born housebroken," according to the AKC. At four weeks old a Shiba Inu will try to go as far away from its sleeping area to eliminate and by five weeks old they will hold all night until they are taken outside. However, controlling their bladder requires a little longer and depends on having immediate access to the outdoors.

A Shiba Inu on day three of the Cruft's dog show at the NEC Arena on March 10, 2018, in Birmingham, England. The Shiba Inu is 'practically born housebroken,' according to the AKC.Richard Stabler/Getty

Toy Fox Terriers

Toy Fox Terriers are intelligent and can be trained to go outside or use a potty pad, meaning they are very easily housebroken.

Toy fox terriers can be trained to go outside or use a potty pad, meaning they are very easily housebroken. Farinosa/iStock