Poodles are incredibly smart. If you aren't careful, they will train you! Be consistent and firm. Poodles do not require a heavy hand, they very much want to please. I know poodles who ring bells and press buzzers to go outside.
Remember: Poodle = SMART If (when!) they do something bad...even if it's very funny - and at times it can be - don't let them know you found it funny! Like a bad child they will do it again just because you laughed.
Poodles can have amazing, hair everywhere, continental haircuts (think show dog!) or they can be clippered all over with a 10 blade in a hunting cut.
They DO require regular grooming a- at least every 8 weeks - the style you choose will dicate the amount of upkeep. Poodles - as advertised - do not shed. As great as that is, it means that YOU must take care of their coats.
Answered by nolastandards - 7/6/2011 10:56:11 PM