There are so many different styles of dog collar you can make with paracord. Adjustable, fixed, semi adjustable, micro, macro, the list goes on. These are great fun to make, and make great gifts. You can get a wide variety of paracord colours and sizes, including 550 paracord, 425 macrame cord, micro 2mm, and micro 1mm. The colours are endless, and you can mix and match. Depending on the size of your dog you can get large adjustable buckles, or side clip buckles for a more slimline look and fit. Be sure to use good quality cord and fittings, it’s worth it in the long run. If you are looking for supplies in Australia, be sure to check out Cams Cords. If you are not in Australia scroll to the bottom of this page for links to items available at Amazon.
If you decide to make lots of collars, it helps to have some sort of jig to hold your work in place. There are commercial jigs, but you can also make a simple one by hammering nails into a piece of wood and tying your work to the nails with a piece of cord. I have a very handy hubby who made me one from an old bar clamp he had. He turned the end around giving me more length, and drilled some holes and fitted some screws in either end to attach my cords to so I could easily adjust the length of the collar. You can see in the picture below: I have many youtube videos with dog collars too (scroll to bottom of page).
Here are some links to items you may need:
Roller buckles from Australia (cams Cords)
I buy most of my cord and buckles from here, it is a great Aussie shop in QLD.
For ‘D’ rings and ‘o’rings I get most of mine from Vardham threads in Euroa (North east Victoria, Australia), and they also sell them on ebay. I’ve been to their shop in Euroa, they have really good quality stuff.
If you don’t live in Australia and need to buy your stuff from Amazon, below are some links to the items you may need.