It may be that your poodle is simply being a brat! Poodles are notorious for being able to bamboozle their owners. They usually do not even try to con groomers and veterinarians because they know who will give in to them and who will not. I use that same brush on my miniature poodle. She knows that it is useless to object to grooming. She also hates to have her face and feet clipped (although she is always pleased to show off her new "do"!). I just finished doing her face, feet, and tail. It is getting dark, so I'll leave nail clipping, bath, and body trimming until tomorrow.