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Learn 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!

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  1. DIY Paracord Dog Collar
  2. Paracord Dog Collar Tutorial

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar

DIY 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.

Paracord Dog Collar Tutorial

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!

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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.

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!

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Supplies You Need for a Paracord Dog Collar

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

  • 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)
  • Lighter
  • Scissors

Step 1:

Red and blue cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Trim one end of each cord at an angle.

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.

Melt the ends of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Melt the ends and quickly press them together to make one single cord.

Connect the ends of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Step 2:

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.

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
You’ll have a loop so you can make a hitch knot to secure the cord to the buckle.
Pull the cord through the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Pull the cord through the loop you just made to secure the paracord to the buckle.

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Step 3:

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.

Measure the length of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Slide the buckle along the cords until you get the correct length.
Pull the cord through the loop | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
We are making our collar 20″ long.
Loop the ends around the buckle slot | 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.

Loop the ends around the buckle slot | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Step 4:

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)

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 | 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.

Cobra weave | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Then weave the blue cord under the red cord.
Loop the red cord behind the core | 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.
Push up with your thumb and pull both cords | 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.
Bring the red cord over the blue cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Bring the red cord over the blue cord.
Loop the red cord under the core | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Loop the red cord under the core and up through the blue loop.
Push up with your thumb and pull the cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Push up with your thumb and pull the cords to tighten.
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

Pull the cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Continue on down alternating left and right.
Pull the cords to the end of the cord | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Your knots should look like this.

Step 6:

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 the knot | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Continue until you can’t fit another knot.
Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot | 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.
Pull the cords | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Pull the cords through.

Step 7:

King cobra knot | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
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 is where our Cobra becomes King Cobra!

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

Keep tightening your paracord dog collar.

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
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.

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

Step 8:

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:

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 | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Turn the collar over and thread the ends of the cord through a couple of the loops.
How 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.
Trim with your scissors and seal them with lighter | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Once you secure the ends, trim them with your scissors and seal them with your lighter.

Trim and seal them with lighter | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

King cobra paracord dog collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
Check out your King Cobra Paracord Dog Collar!
Dog collar | Learn To Make A Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions
What color will you make your paracord dog collar?

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:


Now all you need is a chain for when you walk your dog outside. You can also adjust the size depending on how big or small your dog is.

Try making other things with paracord as well. Thanks for reading!

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

Comments

  1. AvatarDennis says

    March 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I like the clear instructions with the clear picture of the step. Most get confusing. Thanks Dennis

  2. AvatarBrooke says

    March 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    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. 🙂

  3. AvatarJennifer says

    August 30, 2014 at 7:53 am

    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!

  4. AvatarMark says

    September 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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

  5. AvatarNicole says

    April 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    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!

  6. AvatarCheshire Cat says

    June 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    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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