Thank you that is super helpful and I will try that! 😊Not a silly question at all! This may not be possible for you but I had DH steady and contain my two minis while standing on their back feet. I oh so very carefully shaved from the back (tail end) to the front, one direction only, and they didn't fuss. Any hair left at the tip on mine was simply accidental. Some think it helps direct, some don't. I can't say I've ever noticed a difference. I also clipped the belly area up to the rib cage while I had them upright.