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Learn How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

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Here’s how to make a paracord dog collar for man’s best friend! This project is your best bet if you are looking for a stylish collar that is also super strong and durable.

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How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar

What You’ll Need:

Supplies You Need for a Paracord Dog Collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Step 1: Join Two Pieces of Cord

Red and blue cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

You are going to start out by joining both pieces of paracord to make one single cord. Trim one end of each cord at an angle.

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.

Join two pieces of cord | paracord dog collar designs

Step 2: Secure Cord to the Buckle

Thread the loop through buckle | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

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:

Thread the loop through buckle | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Pull the cord through the loop you just made to secure the paracord to the buckle.

Pull the cord through the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

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Step 3: Set the Length of the Cords

Thread the ends through the other buckle | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Thread the ends through the other buckle. Now we are going to set the size of the paracord dog collar and secure the other end of the buckle. Slide the buckle along with the cords until you get the correct length.

Measure the length of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

We are making our collar 20″ long.

Pull the cord through the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Once you measure, loop the ends around the buckle slot one more time to make it secure.

Set the Length of the Cords | instructables paracord dog collar

Step 4: Slide the D Ring

Slide the D-Ring on over the other end of the collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
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)

Step 5: Cobra Weave

Cobra weave | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Cobra Weave: Take the blue strand over the core strands.

Now, let’s start with the standard cobra weave. Then weave the blue cord under the red cord

Cobra weave | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Loop the red cord behind the core and up through the loop created by the blue cord.

Loop the red cord behind the core | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Push up with your thumb and pull both cords to tighten.

Push up with your thumb and pull both cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Repeat the step starting with the right side. Take the blue cord over the core.

Push up with your thumb and pull both cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Bring the red cord over the blue cord.

Bring the red cord over the blue cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Loop the red cord under the core and up through the blue loop.

Loop the red cord under the core | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Push up with your thumb and pull the cords to tighten.

Push up with your thumb and pull the cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Repeat starting on the left side.

Pull the cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Continue on down alternating left and right.

Cobra Weave | instructables paracord dog collar

Your knots should look like this.

Pull the cords to the end of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Step 6: Secure the Connection

Continue on down until you reach the end of the collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

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.

Continue until you can’t fit another knot.

Continue the knot | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.

Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Pull the cords through.

Pull the cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Step 7: King Cobra

King cobra knot | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

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!

King Cobra: You weave it the exact same way as the regular Cobra. Start with the blue cord again. (Start with the same color cord you started with before to keep the color pattern consistent.)

This weave is super strong and even adds thickness and padding to the original cobra weave, making the collar more comfortable for pooches of all sizes. Loop the red cord under and through the blue loop.

Loop the red cord under and through the blue loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Keep tightening your paracord dog collar. You’ll feel it lock into place.

Tighten the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Tighten more.

Tighten the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Keep tightening.

Tighten the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Tighten! You’ll feel it lock into place.

Tighten the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

It should look like this.

Tighten the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Continue on down.

King Cobra | instructables paracord dog collar

Step 8: Continue All the Way Down

Get as close to the D-ring | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

You’ve reached the end! Make sure you get as close to the D-Ring as possible.

Continue all the way down until you are back where you started. Get as close to the D-Ring as possible.

Step 9: Secure and Finalize

Pull the ends of the cord through the center of the D-ring | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Pull the ends of the cord through the center of the D-Ring and through the open slot in the buckle.

This last step is where you will secure the cords and finalize the collar. Turn the collar over and thread the ends of the cord through a couple of the loops.

Turn the collar over and thread the ends of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Go ahead and thread the cord through a couple more loops that are shown here. This will ensure your collar doesn’t come apart will you and Fido are romping through the woods.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Once you secure the ends, trim them with your scissors and seal them with your lighter.

Secure and Finalize | paracord dog collar designs

Check out your King Cobra Paracord Dog Collar!

King cobra paracord dog collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

What color will you make your paracord dog collar?

Dog collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Other Paracord Tutorials

You can make other things using paracord. Check out all of our paracord posts here:

In this video, Sea Lemon share tips that will help to make DIY paracord dog collar for a medium and large dog:

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 its collar, you can recycle the cord and turn it into a survival bracelet!

Have you learned how to make a paracord dog collar? Let us know in the comments below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 13, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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Comments

  1. Excellent tutorial. I love the finished product. Thank you for posting this! I made one for my sons dog, but the d ring gave me fits. Your idea looks much better. 🙂

  2. Where could I find a strong buckle, in store? I bought the dog collar buckle from hobby lobby and I can pull it apart with my hands. My dog is 70+ pounds!
    Thanks!

  3. Well done! I just made my pooch a great new collar following your well laid out instructions and it looks awesome. Thanks!

  4. I just made one for my chocolate lab. Came out awesome! It took no time at all. Love it! Thanks for the wonderful instructions & pictures!

  5. they mentioned nothing at all about how many extra inches to add to your base measurement before you make the collar. So just a heads up to those who havent tried this before. If your dogs neck is say 15 inches around, and you measure out 15 inches as was shown in this indestructible it will be TOO SMALL because as you weave the cord it becomes very thick, and soon the measurement that means anything will be the INSIDE of the cord, not the outside. So that once 15 inch length you thought you measured out so well suddenly wont fit your dog because it’s now an inch or two too small. So before you go ahead and try to follow this thing keep that in mind, and add an extra inch or two to your base numbers. A King Cobra weave is apx 1 inch wide when done, the basic cobra is 3/4 of an inch. good luck

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