Dating Tip 4: Girls, if you must have a dog, make sure it’s trained. And by trained, I mean potty-trained. By potty-trained, I mean it never goes #1 or #2 inside your house. And by never, I mean ever. I’ve had a dog. Maybe standard poodles are just really unique and can wait to go outside? This is a deal-breaker. Wouldn’t want your apartment mistaken for a kennel. Same goes for cats.