We love Paracord dog collars or anything of the same style. They are unique, cool, and at the same time very sturdy.
BLUEBERRY PET DOG COLLAR
We personally love the Blueberry Pet Dog Collar. It has a dedicated loop tied to the logo for attaching dog tags, pendants, and accessories. When fitted properly, it gives a secure fit while still allowing the dog to breathe and move its jaw freely. The 3M reflective threads are stitched to the polyester webbing to make the collar more clearly visible even at a distance. The rest of the buckle in black is made of ecofriendly plastic that won’t irritate your dog’s skin. The loop tied to the logo allows for attaching charms, tags, pendants, or other accessories. Finally, it comes in a variety of colors to match your every mood, and is just perfect for your dog!
WHAT IS PARACORD?
But if you are feeling artsy you can make your own adjustable dog collar from paracord. While it’s no dog training collar, it is perfect when you want to tinker around or your dog added a few pounds and you need a new collar in the meantime.
Paracord is a general-purpose utility cord that is both lightweight and durable. It is made of nylon and is originally used in parachutes. Having some paracord is very handy in different situations. It comes in different colors so you can stylize based on your dog’s fashion.
In this article, you will learn a new skill of weaving a paracord collar.
HOW TO MAKE AN ADJUSTABLE PARACORD DOG COLLAR?
- Prepare your materials. Get 2 colors of paracord, a plastic or metal buckle, a D-ring, a lighter, and scissors.
- If you want to use two colors of paracord, start by joining these two colors together using a lighter. Melt the ends and stick and press them together.
- Get your buckle. Fold the paracord in half from where you have joined the two colors together and push it through the female buckle.
- Secure your cord and your buckle by making a hitch knot
- Measure out your dog’s neck to see the length needed for your paracord. Loop it twice through the other end of the buckle(male) to secure it.
- Slide in the D-ring near to the make buckle.
- Start doing the cobra weave.
You have two colors on the outer part of your paracord and buckle, one on your left, let’s call it to cord 1, and one on your right, let’s call it to cord 2.
- Take cord 1 and put it over the middle cords, then under cord 2.
- Take cord 2 and put it under the middle cords, then through the loop created by cord 1.
- Push everything with your thumb and pull cords 1 and 2 to tighten.
- Repeat steps 1-3. Continue until you reach the other end of the buckle(female).
- Pull the cords through the female buckle and knot.
- Trim the excess paracord and seal with a lighter.
It takes a bit of practice in perfecting the cobra weave but it is a handy skill to have especially if you love doing DIY with ropes, cords, and strings. You can also do this weave with different types of cords and for different purposes like accessory making, bracelets, and anklets.
WHAT ARE THE BEST DOG COLLARS?
As long as the collar is comfortable and secure, it's worth considering. Shock, prong or choke collars should never, ever be used.
HOW DO I GET MY DOG TO STOP PULLING ON WALKS?
The best way to train your dog not to pull is repetition and consistency. If your dog pulls ahead, immediately and silently turnand head in the opposite direction. Repeat this as often as you can - it may be a long walk, so be prepared, and soon your pooch will get the message that it's more fun to stay with you.
SHOULD DOG COLLARS BE LEFT ON ALL THE TIME?
As long as your dog is comfortable in his collar, and isn't going to get caught up in it (we've all heard of nasty cases where the dogs collar got hooked up and the the poor dog suffers terribly) you can leave the collar on all the time.
Now put that adorable and cool DIY paracord collar on your lucky pet! Your dog will surely enjoy your handmade love for him.
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