Good point about the box, Articfox. My Bug will use the pad for pee, but tends to poop right beside it. Maybe if I make a little border, he'll catch on better.
I trained a Shih tzu to a litter pan with potty pads, and back in the day when I was young and stupid
I accidently trained a Dobe to a litter box, much to my cat's dismay.
amafisher, does your apt have a balcony or terrace or anything simliar? Reason I'm asking is you may want to put the potty pad out on the terrace to get your poodle used to going outside without having to deal with hoardes of poodle admirerers. Oh, and not to disappoint you too much, but even with a perfectly housetrained dog, you will always need the Nature's Miracle around - if nothing else, vomit happens.
(that stuff works well for accidents done by toddler's, too)