Great tips, thanks for sharing. Love both of them. I have one dang nabit poodle that everytime I go to trim his top knot, he throws his head up. Not side to side, always up. Arghh. If I try to hold his mustache he totally freaks with that, so I have been using the palm of my hand gently across the bridge of his nose which helps a little with him not throwing his head up and also try to do some of the top knot with him facing away from me. So am going to try the puppy trick. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated though.