You’ll need a few basic tools to make this project. A C-clamp, hemostat clamps, scissors, a lighter, a flexible measuring tape, a 3/4″ plastic snap and D-ring and paracord.
Parachute cord shrinks by 10% when it gets wet, so it is essential to preshrink it.To preshrink the cord, soak it in hot water for 5 minutes and then hang it to dry. You can also dry the paracord in a dryer, if you wish. Just put it in a pillowcase, knot closed and dry for 20 minutes or so.
First, you have to measure your dog’s neck. Choose a place on the neck where you would like the collar to sit & measure snugly with the flexible measuring tape. Then add an inch or two for the dog’s comfort.
To determine how much paracord you will need for your project, take the neck measurement and multiply by four. Jersey’s neck measurement was 18″ X 4 = 72″. So I will need TWO strands of paracord that are EACH 72″ long.