How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

by Thursday, February 20, 2014

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

How to make a paracord dog collar

What is paracord? There are so many fun paracord projects out there. Right now, our favorite one is this DIY paracord dog collar. It’s the ultimate dog collar made with about 40ft of 550 paracord.

This paracord dog collar is your best bet if you are looking for a stylish collar that is also super strong and durable.

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 a thickness and padding to the original cobra weave, making the collar more comfortable for pooches of all sizes.

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 it’s collar, you can recycle the cord and turn it into a survival bracelet! (Check out the quick deploy bracelet here.)
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Paracord dog collar tutorial:

Supplies You Need for a Paracord Dog Collar:

  • 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)
  • Lighter
  • Scissors

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Step 1:

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.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Trim one end of each cord at an angle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Melt the ends and quickly press them together to make one single cord.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

 

Step 2:

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:

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Fold the cord in half at the joint you just made. Thread the loop through the female part of your buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

You’ll have a loop so you can make a hitch knot to secure the cord to the buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Pull the cord through the loop you just made to secure the paracord to the buckle.

 

Step 3:

Now we are going to set the size of the paracord dog collar and secure the other end of the buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Thread the ends through the other buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Slide the buckle along the cords until you get the correct length.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

We are making our collar 20″ long.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Once you measure, loop the ends around the buckle slot one more time to make it secure.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

 

Step 4:

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)

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

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:

Now, let’s start with the standard cobra weave.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Cobra Weave:
Take the blue strand over the core strands.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Then weave the blue cord under the red cord.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Loop the red cord behind the core and up through the loop created by the blue cord.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Push up with your thumb and pull both cords to tighten.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Repeat the step starting with the right side.
Take the blue cord over the core.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Bring the red cord over the blue cord.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Loop the red cord under the core and up through the blue loop.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Push up with your thumb and pull the cords to tighten.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Repeat starting on the left side.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Continue on down alternating left and right.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Your knots should look like this.

 

Step 6:

Continue on down until you reach the end of the collar.

Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Continue on down until you reach the end of the collar.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Continue until you can’t fit another knot.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Pull the cords through.

 

Step 7:

This is where our Cobra becomes King Cobra!

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

King Cobra:
You weave it the exact same way as the regular Cobra.
Start with the blue cord again. (Start with the same color cord you started with before to keep the color pattern consistent.)

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Loop the red cord under and through the blue loop.

Keep tightening you paracord dog collar.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Tighten!
You’ll feel it lock into place.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Tighten more

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Keep Tightening

 

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Tighten!
You’ll feel it lock into place.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

It should look like this.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Continue on down.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

 

Step 8:

Continue all the way down until you are back where you started. Get as close to the D-Ring as possible.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

You’ve reached the end!
Make sure you get as close to the D-Ring as possible.

 

Step 9:

This last step is where you will secure the cords and finalize the collar.

 

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Pull the ends of the cord through the center of the D-Ring and through the open slot in the buckle.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Turn the collar over and thread the ends of the cord through a couple of the loops.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Go ahead and thread the cord through a couple more loops than are shown here. This will ensure that your collar doesn’t come apart will you and Fido are romping through the woods.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Once you secure the ends, trim them with your scissors and seal them with your lighter.

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

Check out your King Cobra Paracord Dog Collar!

How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions

What color will you make your paracord dog collar?

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You can even make belts with paracord!

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Also, just finished compiling our How To Make A Paracord Bracelet List!

Thanks for reading!

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Glenn
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Glenn
2 years 5 months ago

WOW…. love this! Going to make my Rottie one. Sure he will love it.

Stephanie
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2 years 4 months ago

Thanks. Good luck!

Glenn
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Glenn
2 years 3 months ago

Finished and looks great!! Black and saftey orange with reflection stipes and reflective buckle. Looks great next to his black coat and can see him in the dark when car lights hit him at night.

Mark
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1 year 11 months ago

Hehe, I am sure he will!

Mark Hungerford
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2 years 4 months ago

Great site,i hope it stays around, as i will use it alot!

Stephanie
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2 years 4 months ago

Thank you. We will bring you more great DIY projects as fast as we can make them!

Dennis
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Dennis
2 years 4 months ago

I like the clear instructions with the clear picture of the step. Most get confusing. Thanks Dennis

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Renee V
2 years 3 months ago

How wide are your collars from trim to trim?

Stephanie
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2 years 3 months ago

About 1 1/4 inch

Brooke
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Brooke
2 years 3 months ago

Excellent tutorial. I love the finished product. Thank you for posting this! I made one for my sons dog, but the d ring gave me fits. Your idea looks much better. 🙂

Stephanie
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2 years 3 months ago

super!

dino
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dino
2 years 3 months ago

How much length is lost by the end of the weaving??

Nat
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Nat
2 years 2 months ago

My pemerinian loves loves it.

it looks stylish

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What size was the buckle that you used?

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Super clear instructions and photos. I made 3 already….)thanks for the tutorial

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2 years 17 hours ago

What size of buckle do I need for this?bthey come in different sizes…

Lauren J
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2 years 7 hours ago

Whatever size you like! You can just modify the weave to fit the different size buckles.

Jennifer
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Jennifer
1 year 10 months ago

Where could I find a strong buckle, in store? I bought the dog collar buckle from hobby lobby and I can pull it apart with my hands. My dog is 70+ pounds!
Thanks!

Mark
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Mark
1 year 10 months ago

Well done! I just made my pooch a great new collar following your well laid out instructions and it looks awesome. Thanks!

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1 year 10 months ago

A los pequeños les gusta juegos para cocinar y con esta receta de
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CB
1 year 7 months ago

Where do you all buy your paracord from? I buy mine from http://paracordyou.com.

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Michael
1 year 6 months ago

They look really nice, that I’m going to attempt to make one for my Female Cane Corso. Wish me luck

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I just made one for my chocolate lab. Came out awesome! It took no time at all. Love it! Thanks for the wonderful instructions & pictures!

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