I shampoo and condition the tail, wait for it to dry, apply abit of coconut oil to the tail then braid it very loosely, starting underneath the dock, and leaving out any of the shorter hairs. When I get to the end I rubber band it (I do the rubber band loose, as over time it seems as if it starts breaking the hairs off if its to tight) then I grab the end of the tail, and folding it up I bring it through the very top of the braid (right where you started the braid under his dock) a few times, until its in a small 5-6 inch long bundle of hair. I then take about a foot of vet wrap through the same hole that you looped the braid through previously, leaving the vet wrap hanging down. Then I wrap the vet rap on the roll around the looped-up braid. The foot long section of vet wrap should be wrapped in with the hair and you should still have about 6+ inches when stretched hanging down. Double the excess vet wrap up towards the top, and continue wrapping. Stretch the part that you double up to the top so you have at least 3 or 4 inches hanging out of the top. When you wrap up to the top, cut the vet wrap so that there is about 5 inches left unwrapped and tie the ends together ;) It seems to work, and stay in through the daily pasture zoomies... Sorry, that's a very confusing explanation... haha.