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Hi! My name is Jake. My family just got its first poodle. She is a brown standard poodle, her name is Hilde.

For the past 10 years we've had retired racing greyhounds, so the poodle is a big change! She's got a lot of energy and has learned a few tricks already. I'm working on getting her used to grooming - nail clipping and face trimming is especially challenging.
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Welcome to you and Hilde. She's adorable.

When Hilde is older, she will be just as much a couch potato as your greyhounds were - you just have to survive puppyhood first.
 
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She looks adorable in HER chair :)

You may be doing this already:
Even if there isn't much to trim or groom, try to do it weekly. In addition, touch and handle her face and paws frequently, in between grooming sessions, and provide immediate praise and/or treats. Not sure if you brush your dog's teeth but that is something to start now and will also help her get used to her face being touched.

My praise word is 'yes' and my pup responds to it really well.
 

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Welcome to you and Hilde. She's adorable.

When Hilde is older, she will be just as much a couch potato as your greyhounds were - you just have to survive puppyhood first.
Thank you! It's hard to imagine her being as laid back as our old greyhound right now. We decided to get a dog that might want to play with our kids and go jogging with me when she gets older.
 

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Welcome - what an adorable girl. Glad you are getting her used to being groomed early. I didn't do this with Asta and ended up having a spoo who really is a terrorist when I groom him.
That being said - enjoy puppyhood. You will find that time flies.
 
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So cute! She will likely be more than energetic enough to keep up with your family, while also having a beautiful off-switch for cozy couch times. Just be sure to teach her early that settling is a very good thing and sometimes treats even fall from the sky when puppy is laying down, being quiet.

We went back and forth on adopting a greyhound, but ultimately decided a sighthound's bolting potential wasn't a good fit for our current lifestyle. Hoping maybe in the future!
 
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