Thank you. It makes total sense to me since Taffy, especially, has a habit of shaking her head often. She seems to do it more when we are practicing ring work. All of a sudden she slows down and then comes the big shake!! I've seen other poodles do this in the ring too.
and with so much coat on them it's hard to actually get them to hold still without putting your hands on them! The lil show lead certainly won't stop them spinning about if they so choose, nor shaking, but yes, holding the face is a 'safe spot' to hold without wreaking coat! Generally once they're moving it's less of an issue! haha!