Poodle Temperament: What You Should Know About Poodle
In some ways Poodles are like precocious children. They are such intelligent, clever dogs that you will need to
keep this in mind when trying to understand Poodle behavior. Poodles are one of the most intelligent breeds of dog.
They can learn anything you want to teach them and if you don’t teach them, they will often entertain themselves
which can lead to trouble.
They are very people-oriented and they want to be the center of attention. They love to learn tricks and they
like to make people laugh. They enjoy applause and praise for their feats, too. It’s not surprising that Poodles
have often been circus stars. Keep reading to learn more about the Poodle temperament.
1. Are Poodles ever stubborn?
Yes, they can be stubborn. For the most part Poodles are very eager to please but since they are so intelligent
there may be times when they want to do something their way. Occasionally your Poodle may decide that he wants to
do something and he wants to do it his way. They can be individualistic at times, especially if they think it will
bring them a bigger success. This is a normal part of the Poodle temperament.
2. Are Poodles playful?
Yes, very. Poodles love to play. This is part of the Poodle temperament. They are very active dogs, no matter
which size variety. They began as water retrievers and they have a natural love for water and retrieving. They love
t o play ball and to fetch things. They are also very comical and they love to play with toys. Your Poodle will
expect you to spend some time playing with him every day, or as often as possible. He may bring you things to
remind you that it’s time to play.
3. Are Poodles easy to house train?
Poodles are usually very easy to house train. Whether you are training your Poodle to potty outside or to use
papers or a pad, your Poodle will usually learn what you want very quickly. More quickly than most breeds, in fact.
Remember to use praise and rewards when house training your Poodle, just as you would with any breed. The Poodle
personality learns fast and you may be surprised by how fast they learn their house training.
4. Are there any Poodle behavior problems?
According to some owners, Poodles have strong instinctual behaviors and males will mark in the house unless they
are trained not to do so. Some Poodles have strong hunting instincts and are very interested in birds. Otherwise,
there are no special Poodle behavior problems. This is a very energetic breed and they do require plenty of daily
exercise. The larger the variety, the more exercise they need each day, but even Toy Poodles need regular daily
exercise. Otherwise Poodles can exhibit the same kind of behavior problems as other bored dogs. They can become
destructive in the home, chew on things, dig in furniture, bark too much, and so on. But these are general dog
issues, not Poodle behavior problems. If you provide your Poodle with plenty of exercise and things to play with so
he doesn’t become bored, you probably won’t ever see this side of the Poodle temperament.
Poodles love to be with people and they really enjoy pleasing their owners and being show-offs. If you
understand this part of the Poodle temperament and give your Poodle plenty of attention, you will most likely have
a very happy Poodle. Provide your Poodle with plenty of exercise; spend time playing with him; and try to do some
training with him because he loves to learn. These are the things that will keep him happy throughout his life.
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