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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!
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Step 1: Materials

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
HMWShipe1 month ago

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.

Here is the picture of the one I made:

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

ErikhS made it!1 month ago
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.
Tomahawk923 months ago
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.
Thank and I did
Where do you get the D-ring?
Ringer1515 (author)  puppytown041 year ago

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!

Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks*** remember to vote for it
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Hope it works for you! Remember to vote for it.
happy club1 year ago
awesome i will try with my dog
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you he is awesome
Jeffo231 year ago
Sweet. I'll vote for this solely based on the fact your dog is part pug. Viva Pugs!
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Haha that caption thing you said was hilarious! Glad you liked it. Rember to vote for it
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.
Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
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
HollyMann1 year ago

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

Ringer1515 (author) 1 year ago
Glad you likes it remember to vote
amekdala1 year ago

nice work, gonna try with my dog