How to Muzzle Your Poodle
Your poodle is probably extremely gentle, and you couldn't imagine her ever biting you. If she's been injured, though, and your efforts to help her cause more pain, her instinct will be to bite. She won't pause to think about it first, and she might not even realize whom she's biting. To avoid this, the very first thing you should do — for the sake of you both — is to muzzle her.
You can buy an appropriate-sized muzzle and keep it in your first-aid kit. A soft cloth one with strong Velcro fasteners is probably easiest to use in an emergency. Practice putting it on your poodle when you get it, so that you know how to use it and are sure it fits.
Is there a safe way to fashion a muzzle in an emergency?
Take a piece of cloth (the proper size will vary depending on the size of your poodle — a necktie may work, or even a leash), then circle your poodle's muzzle with it and tie a half knot at the top. Cross the ends, and make another knot under her chin. Pull the ends back behind her neck (go under her ears) and tie a knot or a bow.