How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash?

Dog leashes are an integral part of your life if you are a pet owner and require walking your dog quite now and then.

Choosing the best leash for your dog is always really difficult as there are lots of options to choose from. Varieties of materials are now available for making leashes, but the challenge is always selecting the most durable and long-lasting material possible.

In this case, paracord leashes are highly effective and popular nowadays. Although it is a difficult job to make one, with the right steps you can make your paracord leash at home without issues.

Here we will explain how:

Pros of Paracord Leash Over Others

  • It has a very smooth texture. The soft feeling is very comfortable for the dog and not bothering at all. Whereas in the case of leather leashes, the texture is not always smooth and gives discomfort to the dog.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry. The parachute cord gives the structure a very flexible appearance.
  • Combination of nylon gives it a sturdy and long-lasting effect. The braids are usually made of solid material that’s hard to fall off.
  • It shrinks to a less amount when wet and is thus an excellent option for regular use.
  • Paracord is not subjected to wear and tear easily due to its strong features.
  • Resistant to mold and rot and is thus a good option for outdoor use.
  • The outer sheath is woven firmly which protects the inner core and provides excellent attachment.
  • Extremely affordable compared to leashes made of leather or high strength rubber.
  • Can be used in any weather without any damage.

Ways to Make A Paracord Dog Leash

Let’s make a leash today. Don’t know how to make one? Well, leave that to me. Follow the instructions and steps below to make a leash worthy off a dog king. 

Choosing The Materials:

  • Paracord with a strong quality of nylon combination
  • Fabric scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Hitch clip

Choosing The Right Amount of Paracord

Paracord for the leash should be of optimum quality and durability. The amount of paracord should be at least 15 feet of cord, where 2-3 feet must be spared for the core, and the remaining is kept for the entire length braid.

This can be used in case of cobra stitches. If the length falls short, the paracord will not be strong enough, and the leash might end up hanging loose. For a king cobra stitch, an additional 5 feet cord can be kept at hand to make braids around the cobra stitched cords.

You can always keep a few inches of paracord just in case you might need them for tighter braids.

Cobra Stitching

Stitching paracord leashes require cobra stitching. Cobra stitches are easy to try out, and they provide secure attachments around the braid and the core. To try out a cobra stitch, take two strands of the cord and tie a knot with them. Use two more strands as central strands to be used during the whole process.

After tying the knot with the first two strands, put the central strand inside the knot and pull lightly while tightening the knot. Make a loop with the string pieces and put it in the front.

On the other side, make another loop on the central strand with the first two strings of the knot. Like the previous one, make another loop by placing the central stand inside the knot again.

Pull the knot tighter and repeat the steps until you have reached the end. The primary step is making a knot and using the central strand inside the knot to tighten and making a loop, again and again, each time.

King Cobra Stitching

For the king cobra stitching the effort is a little higher, but the end is better. Although the process is similar to the cobra stitch, in this case, you need to double over the cobra stitch with a cord intertwining it around one another.

Wrap the cord around the cobra stitched cord and pull it diagonally downward. Keep making knots like this until you reach the end. King cobra stitches are usually useful for stronger alignment and a better form of protection to the cobra stitch.

Hitching With A Clip

Buckle collars can be easily made using regular leash clips and fastening them using the already formed paracord. The stitched paracord loop is wrapped and pulled through again and again until it is securely tied to the clips and does not come off.

Making The Handle

Take a leftover strand and tie it around another strand making a loop to get the desired grip. Braid the two strands together but this time downwards to the meeting point of the loop and the leash. Make the braid like this, and in the end, the loop will turn out to be seamless.

 When you are near the end, braid the cord towards the clip so that it can be attached. Once it is done, ensure if there are any unbraided ends or any loose strings falling out.

The tighter your braids are, the stronger your leash will be. After you've done the checking, you can do a trial of putting it around your dog and checking if the knot is too small or if your dog is comfortable wearing it. If it's all set, you're good to go.


Closing it towards the end, it can be said that dog leashes are quite necessary and may save you a great deal of trouble if made at home with minimum effort. In such case, paracord has endless benefits.

Paracord leash is not only affordable but provides the best quality and can be easily prepared at home using cobra and king cobra stitches. It is useful for its effectiveness in all kinds of weather and in regular walks as well.

Following a few tricky steps, you can make a paracord leash at home with affordable supplies. And it will give you tons os benefits with your dog.

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