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How to Make a Paracord Dog Leash

Here's how to make a paracord dog leash, taught by Tying It All Together (TIAT). Have a collection of unique one of a kind dog leashes by learning how to make a paracord dog leash.

To make this paracord dog leash you will need one 32’ length and one 6’ length of paracord. The colors are up to you. You could make one 32’ length of two different colors by cutting two 16’ lengths of each color and then fusing them together. You will also need a 3/8” snap hook that is hooked to something stationary. The final dimensions of this dog leash will be 2’ long with a 6” diameter.

First, make a long cord snake bite on the bottom of the snap hook. To do this, fold the 32’ length of paracord in half and stick the center point through the bottom of the snap hook from behind. Pull 2 ½’ of the cord through the snap hook. Pull the sides of the loop to the outside and the free ends to the middle.

Separate the cords into their respective left and right sides. Starting on the right side cross the outer right cord over the inner right cord and through the loop created, working from back to front. Pull the cord all the way through the hole and tighten to the bottom of the snap hook. Do the same thing with the left cords.

You are now set up in a position to start cobra weaving. To start the cobra weave, cross the right outer cord over the two inner cords working towards the left. Then take the left outer cord and cross it over the top of the outer right working cord, whose end is currently on the left side. Then work the left cord behind the two inner cords and through the loop created on the right side.

Repeat this process, alternating starting sides with each weave. So, for the second weave you will start on the left, for the third you would start on the right, and so on. Tighten each weave as you complete it. The more consistency you have in the tightness of each weave, the better the pattern will flow. If it is too tight it will try and twist instead of lying flat.

Continue the process until you are within 6” of the looped end. Loosen the last knot and insert the 6’ section of paracord through the center working from front to back. Pull the cord through until there are even lengths on the each side of the leash. Retighten the knot so that it is tight on the new cord.

Turn your work 90 degrees to the left. You will continue the cobra weave using the cord of the loop that is facing you, the free cord from the original cobra weave, and one of the two cords of the 6’ section of paracord. This time however you will have only have one inner cord instead of two. You will be working down the cord and around the loop to create the handle.

Continue the cobra knot until you reach the middle of the loop. Then repeat the same process on the other side of the loop with the remaining cords. Once you reach the middle you should have four cords, two facing towards you and two facing away from you.

All that you need to do now is cut the remaining paracord and melt the ends into the handle. That’s it, you know have your own custom dog leash.