2 Would you sit down or nah?
Poodles don’t mind training and are quick-learners but it’s important to respect their dignity. You need to be gentle and kind, otherwise you risk to heard their feelings and won’t obey.
If you need someone on the watch better hire a security company. Poodles are not neccesserily bad at guarding but they won’t perform like Canne Corso or a German Shepherd. They won’t feel well on a leash outside and will definitely have a negative influence on its looks and behavioral characteristics.