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.
How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar
What You’ll Need:
- 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)
Step 1: Join Two Pieces of Cord
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.
Step 2: Secure Cord to the 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:
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Step 3: Set the Length of the Cords
Now we are going to set the size of the paracord dog collar and secure the other end of the buckle.
Step 4: Slide the D Ring
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
Now, let’s start with the standard cobra weave.
Step 6: Secure the Connection
Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.
Step 7: King Cobra
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 thickness and padding to the original cobra weave, making the collar more comfortable for pooches of all sizes.
Keep tightening your paracord dog collar.
Step 8: Continue All the Way Down
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
This last step is where you will secure the cords and finalize the collar.
Other Paracord Tutorials
You can make other things using paracord. Check out all of our paracord posts here:
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- You can even make belts with paracord!
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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.