Well I guess it depends on the breed. I know when I went from shepherds to borzois, it was actually easier to raise a puppy. The only negative was being taller I had to think more " counter size" but that was it. Borzois have been easier to say the least.
A standard poodles is highly intellegent, and also active. All large breeds need early training and socialization, but with a poodles intellegence games would really come into play. Not just to " tire out" but also to stimulate the mind. Remember poodles- all 3 sizes are riddled with genetic disorders so choose your breeder carefully..