I wanted a shorter dog leash because I'm still trying to teach my boyfriend's parents dog to behave out in public. He has to wear a pinch collar and I hate carrying around the 8 foot lead when I keep him within 3 feet of me. So I found the idea from Doggie Stylish [here - https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Four-Strand-Braided-Leash-From-Parac/] but wanted to have a carabiner at the end in the hopes at some point I could just attach the leash to my belt (I think it might happen when he stops being able to jump into the back of the truck). So instead of using Doggie Stylish's completely, I braided the carabiner into the end then pulled it through as he suggested. Thanks for the ideas Doggie Stylish!!