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Poodle (Toy)

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: Female

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

0/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

2/5

Safe with small pets

2/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

0/5

Great watch dog

1/5

Great guard dog

0/5

Toy poodle client

By

United States

Posted August 23, 2014

A sweet little fluff ball of a pup! She loved to be held and cuddled, but her owner reported she eliminated EVERYWHERE! So they contracted me for training. :) Also on the list of complaints was the constant vocalization, jumping on and nipping at guests (which included the grandchildren).

As many poodles do- she learned very quickly what could earn her a reward! But I would not necessarily say that training was a breeze because of this intelligence- if anything, it takes much more consistency as well as a consequence (I would clap very loudly and startle her as a consequence) to convince this smart cookie that behaving how I would like her to was the best path.

And as always with poodles- be ready for the grooming! If you want to keep a coat on the dog that is anything longer than an inch, you need to learn how to properly care for it- not just brush over the top with a slicker brush, but comb ALL the tangles out with a comb as well, all the way down to the skin.

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