i've already been called cruel because i was walking her round the local carboot. i told them if i wanted a dog to carry in a handbag i'd buy a stuffed one
we live in the country so she's got no choice but to be a real dog. she's the perfect little companion for opie if she loves the mud as much as him
Yeah, little old ladies used to fuss me at ringside, when I was trialing in AKC Obedience with my four pound Pom boy.
He'd have been a little lap-shark if they'd owned him.
One thing--is this your first poodle? If so--and apologies if you're already familiar--but if you intend to have her professionally groomed, ever, then the sooner the better.
The more she grows up with grooming, the easier and less stressful it will be for both her and whoever grooms her.
Lots of positive associations with having feet, tail, face touched, will help also.
*Just a note from a groomer who appreciates so much folks who let them be real dogs, and who also accustom them to handling early and young.
Get someone kind, experienced, and patient, to show her the clippers, let her get used to sight, sound, and "tickly sensation" on her face, feet, etc.