I see that we are having a bigger conversation. I just always assume that people know. 1st... every poodle owner should have a grooming table. Period! You bought a coated breed and even if you never plan to groom your own dog, you still need to have one for in between groom touch ups or whatever. You can make your own or buy one and most grooming tables have fold up legs so you can store it in a closet like a card table.
It is much easier to teach a Poodle correct grooming habits on a table.
A poodle needs to be taught from the beginning, 4 months is not too early, to lie on its side on a grooming table and lay its head down for brushing. Basically, you lay them down and say, "Rest." If they try to get up, then you press them back down (gentle) and calmly say, "Rest." The big thing is that you can't let them up, even if they fight you. Since they are Poodles, they will very quickly learn to lie there quietly.
A Poodle needs to learn from the beginning to stand quietly on a table. If they dance around, they can fall off and seriously hurt themselves. Or worse for a Poodle, you could shave off the wrong area or trim incorrectly. (OK... kidding!!!)
People who are going to groom their own Poodles should also get a chin rest. These hook onto the table and allow a poodle to rest its head while stand or lying in a sphinx position.
Finally, I NEVER allow my Poodles to mouth me at any time and especially not when I am grooming them. If a Poodle put his mouth on me, that would get the big "THAT WILL DO!" and a very stern look from me.