Toy poodles have more energy than any other dog I have encountered, even labs. Their small size makes it seem like they are easy to control, but poodles are smart dogs and toy poodles are endlessly active. It is important to have training, otherwise every time someone says a word that your dog recognizes (like “”squirrel”” or “”ball””, you will find yourself with incessant barking.

Training helps toy poodles become more socialized with people. They are social, sweet dogs as a rule, but they need guidance to become part of a family. I have never known anyone who regretted training, but I have known people who have regretted not getting proper training.

A toy poodle lives for a long time, and you want to have a good companion. You want a dog that will behave and be happy, and training supports those goals.