How to make a paracord dog leash?
There is nothing more fun than taking your adorable dog for a nice walk in the park. However, it might become a bit difficult to enjoy such an activity if your four-legged companion is on a loose leash. As a paracord dog leash has several advantages over other ordinary leashes, it can be made at home.
DIY 4-strand round braid paracord dog leash
- Two strands of 550 paracord of different colors (yellow and blue) – 16 feet each
- Plastic clip
- Metal D-ring
- Fold the two strands to form loops at the center and lay them under the metal D-ring
- Place the ends of the cords over the ring and pass down through the loop
- Bring the left-hand yellow strand over the left-hand blue strand
- Place the right-hand yellow strand over the right-hand blue strand and left-hand yellow strand
- Bring the left-hand blue strand over the left-hand yellow strand
- Take the right-hand blue and lay it on the right-hand yellow strand and left-hand blue strand
- Repeat this pattern until 10 inches of loose cord remains below
- Fold the unbraided ends around to the main body of the leash
- Attach the paper clip to the leftmost loose yellow strand and pass it through the braid
- Interweave all the loose ends of the strands into the braid to form the handle
- Trim the excess strands with scissors and use the lighter to melt the edges
Purchasing a dog leash from stores is a costly affair. Moreover, it might not have a high quality or durability. Making a sturdy, and long-lasting dog leash with a paracord is always feasible.