Hey Linda I trained my golden with nothing but a tennis ball. If your poodle loves that ball, should make training a little easier. You just have to carry the ball around with you. lolThats great Chip, hey we try anything. Now if I have the poodle loosen my yard (fenced) he will come when called except when I have thrown the ball and he then says why?? So now I take two an when he drops one and I'm ready to throw the other I call him to me. He is getting the idea if he comes he gets to play more . I'm working on a way now for when we come back indoors, it like I'm a fun vacuum to him. So coming inside needs to be fun too but I haven't found anything that is more fun than running wild outside fetching a ball. Yesterday I think he leaped 5 ft in the air to catch it on a fly. I'm afraid though he could get hurt as he almost fell one of the times so not quite so high, lol. Too bad this guy isn't food motivated at all. Ive tried meatballs, chicken, fish, so ar its just not the same as a ball.
I remember you said there were a few issues with walks, but getting better. Have you tried bringing the ball with you on a walk? Use it as a reward the same way you would use treats. She ignores other dogs, kids, she gets the ball.