How to make a paracord dog collar
What is paracord? There are so many fun paracord projects out there. Right now, our favorite one is this DIY paracord dog collar. It's the ultimate dog collar made with about 40ft of 550 paracord.
This paracord dog collar is your best bet if you are looking for a stylish collar that is also super strong and durable.
If you've been following our paracord projects, then you know the Cobra weave is one of the more popular weaves. For this paracord dog collar, we are going to take it one step further and do a King Cobra weave! This weave is super strong and even adds a thickness and padding to the original cobra weave, making the collar more comfortable for pooches of all sizes.
The tutorial below is done for a large dog, so our collar ends up being a whopping 20″! If your pup is smaller, you can follow this simple rule to calculate the amount of paracord you'll need: 1.5 feet of paracord for every 1 inch of your paracord dog collar.
Beyond its awesome looks and customizability, a paracord dog collar is waterproof and resistant to rot. Plus, if your dog outgrows it's collar, you can recycle the cord and turn it into a survival bracelet! (Check out the quick deploy bracelet here.)
Paracord dog collar tutorial:
Supplies You Need for a Paracord Dog Collar:
- 550 Paracord: 19ft one color, 19ft a second color (to make a 20″ collar)
- Plastic buckle (or metal, whichever you prefer)
- A D-Ring (metal or plastic)
You are going to start out by joining both pieces of paracord to make one single cord. First, trim an end of each color at an angle. Then use your lighter to melt the ends and press them together while they are still hot.
Fold the cord in half at the joint you just made. Thread the loop through the female part of your buckle. Secure the cord to the buckle by making a hitch knot:
Now we are going to set the size of the paracord dog collar and secure the other end of the buckle.
Slide the D-Ring on over the other end of the collar and up until it's touching the buckle end you just attached. (the male piece)
Now, let's start with the standard cobra weave.
Continue on down until you reach the end of the collar.
Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.
This is where our Cobra becomes King Cobra!
Keep tightening you paracord dog collar.
Continue all the way down until you are back where you started. Get as close to the D-Ring as possible.
This last step is where you will secure the cords and finalize the collar.
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