Introduction: How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar

You can make this collar to size to your dog or even maybe your cat. Remember to have fun with this. Hope you like it!

Step 1: Materials

For this collar you will need: Paracord (one or two colors), A buckle, scissors, a D-Ring, Measuring tape and matches or a lighter.

Step 2: Mesuring Your Dogs Neck

Start off by measuring your dogs neck with a flexible measuring tape, or measure his/her old collar. For every inch of collar you will need a foot of paracord, for example I am making a 16" collar (it would be 15" if it wasn't for my dogs abundance of left over skin) I will need 16' of paracord. If you are using two colors use 8' of each color if it is a 16" collar. When you have made the collar you should be able to fit two fingers into it easily but not to loose to fall off. (PS I am not choking my dog that is just what he looks like) :)

Step 3: Cut and Burn

When you have it measured cut it at your marked point. Once you have cut it the end is going to be frizzy so put it over a flame until it is kind of like syrup, then wet your fingers and dab it. Make sure that you pinch it flat enough to fit in the buckle.

IMPOTANT: Don’t pinch and hold on you could burn your fingers just dab it. If you are using two colors melt both of them at the same time and pinch them together.

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Finding the Middle

Match the two ends together and run your hand down the segment to find the middle, when you find it make a crease in it. I will show in the next step why you need the middle.

Step 5: Getting It Ready

Start by inserting the ends if the paracord into the bottom of the female end of the buckle. Pull it through till there is a loop at the end. Then put the ends through that loop and pull it tight, make sure again that the ends are even.

Step 6: Last Step Before Starting the Collar

When it is through the female end of the buckle put it through the male end and make sure that it is the right length of collar, and make sure for a third time that the ends are even still.

Step 7: Starting the Collar

Start by putting the right strand over top of the two main middle strands. Then take the left strand and put it over top of the right strand, but under the two middle strands and through the loop made of the right strand. After you have done that stich put the left strand over the two middles and the right strand over the left strand, but under the two middles and through the loop. Do this for about five stitches then move on to the D-Ring step.

Step 8: Putting on the D-Ring

Slip the D-Ring onto the two middle strands making sure that the bended part of the ring is facing the outside of the collar so you can put a leash on it.  Start by putting the strand you are on in front of the ring (as in going down the collar) and putting the other strand over that one, under the middle and through the loop. You do not have to put any strands through the D-Ring or anything and just continue on for a couple more stiches and then push the stiches up the collar like in the last photo. After you are done this step keep on braiding it till you can not fit anymore stitches on it.

Step 9: Last Step

When you are done you should push the braids tight and see if you could fit anymore stitches on it. Once you have done that you should have two lose ends like in the first picture, cut those ends till there is like 0.5cm left. Then melt them like you did when you just had one strand of paracord, and push them onto the collar so they are flat on the collar.

Step 10: You're Done!

You are done! Now you can give it to your dog or cat and they can proudly wear it around the house or for walks outside.

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Evancreator (author)2016-04-23

I made a purple collar with pink buckle for my 5 year old havashu

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asov211 made it! (author)2015-10-06

Just made an awesome red and black collar for my new chocolate lab Finley!!!

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HMWShipe (author)2015-06-23

Hello all. I have a question that I hope the community can help me with. I recently made something similar to this but it soon became stretched out as seen in the picture. I tied it as tight as I possibly could but the "links" have loosened and the fused end has been stretched. My dog is a serious puller! Does anyone have any suggestions about how to prevent such stretching in the future? I am looking at making her a new collar and a leash but I want these to be able to keep her safe. In it's current condition, she can get out of this one. Any resolutions are greatly appreciated.

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HMWShipe (author)HMWShipe2015-06-23

Here is the picture of the one I made:

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Tomahawk92 (author)HMWShipe2015-07-19

If you haven't, you can put it in boiling water, and it'll shrink a bit.

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ErikhS made it! (author)2015-05-31

I made two of these for my 110 lbs dogs. what I did different was I did the king cobra braid to bulk up the collar and to better secure the d-ring. one thing I wish I did different was to pre-shrink my paracord. one of the collars got wet and now is a little snug.

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Tomahawk92 (author)2015-04-18

how can I finish it in a stronger way than just burning the last 2 ends. I have a 90 lb dog and I'm not sure that will hold.

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puppytown04 (author)2014-04-29

Thank and I did

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puppytown04 (author)2014-04-19

Where do you get the D-ring?

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Ringer1515 (author)puppytown042014-04-20

I got mine at a sporting goods store with hunting, fishing, and machinery in it. You could probably find one in like home hardware or home depot. Someplace like that. Hope you liked it! Remember to vote!

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Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-15

Thanks*** remember to vote for it

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Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-14

Hope it works for you! Remember to vote for it.

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happy club (author)2014-04-14

awesome i will try with my dog

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Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-14

Thank you he is awesome

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Jeffo23 (author)2014-04-14

Sweet. I'll vote for this solely based on the fact your dog is part pug. Viva Pugs!

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Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-14

Haha that caption thing you said was hilarious! Glad you liked it. Rember to vote for it

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tpatten-scheinost (author)2014-04-14

definitely going to try this one you made it seem quite simple. that's how you know it's a good I'ble. your sweet dogs face while you're measuring his neck could be one of those great "what's he thinking" caption thingy.

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Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-14

I know lol he is just like that sometimes he is awesome! I am glad you guys and girls liked it! Remember to vote for it

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HollyMann (author)2014-04-14

Great job! This looks awesome - I could make one for my kitty. :)

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Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-14

Glad you likes it remember to vote

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amekdala (author)2014-04-14

nice work, gonna try with my dog

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