The right tools are a must. I really wish I had a wash station large enough to hold Pogo. I normally wash him using showerhead attachment in my in my bathtub. It's not pleasant for me, as I need to work bent over. Its not pleasant for Pogo, as he's too big to turn around in the tub. Plus he's not happy about standing on the slippery enamel surface. When Galen was still small enough to fit in the kitchen sink I was astounded at how much easier it was to bathe him.I have groomed my own poodles for 15 years. It is more difficult if you do not have the right tools, I only got better tools over three years ago. I bathe my three toys every other week, doing a sanitary trim every week. Doing a full groom once a month. A bath, dry and tidy roughly an hour and half. Full groom can be an hour each, that being with a longer coat, summer trims infinitely less trim as every one is clipped short.
I have it down to a science now