Invest in a grooming table. I always had problems brushing them out at home too until I got a table. You can find a table in which the grooming arm is included. So if your poodle won't stay on the table, he can't jump off when you are changing tools.
WARNING! Once you get the grooming table, you may develop an interest in seeing what other grooming tasks you can handle. Next you find yourself buying a dryer, clippers, scissor, etc!:rolffleyes: