You're doing the right thing - planning and researching before you get a poodle. You're going to make a great poodle parent. I'm so grateful to have found this forum. It has a lot of info and I found the members to be really responsive and helpful.
Thank you all for your kindness. I have been having some trouble with finding a breeder, but I'm still a ways off from my poodle. I know I will be getting a miniature or a toy, due to a smaller living space, and where to go for puppy classes, and I have been lurking on these forums reading what others have said. It's been very helpful.