Thanks for that advice! I'm going to try it!!Instead of bows, maybe you could try tiny terrycloth ponytail holders which they make for human children.
Those worked well for one of my Maltese (once he got past the crazy adolescent stage). I recently used them, 10 years later, on my latest foster fail, age 11. She looked cute with a topknot but she was very happy when I decided to cut it off.