Hi, Have had poodles my entire life. My new guy is just over a year. His name is Popper. Mostly he is a character. We have done some clicker training which I think is the way to go. Have signed up for another round with different trainer. We took a cross county rode trip from California to Florida where we are staying for a few months. Have to admit he is acting a bit strange. Have had to find new vet, new doggie day care, new groomer (issues with 1st, second fabulous), new beach smells and so on. Glad this forum is here, so I can advance my poodle learning. After all they are sometimes smarter than we are.