What are Paracord Dog Collars, Leashes, and Harnesses?

You’re dog is way too cool for school to be wearing some generic, mass-produced, unspecialized, cheap dog collar. Our BombBullie Paracord Dog collars are hand made by us to custom fit your dog’s specific size and personality.  Not to mention they are tough as H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.
We originally started making these collars for our dogs. We have two insanely strong Bull Terriers and no matter what collars or harnesses I used on them, they didn't work as well as I wanted them to; they were still pulling me all over creation!
When my husband was deployed, he sent me a Paracord bracelet that someone on his team made him.  I was in awe at the strength and beauty of it.  This sparked my interest, which led to a lot research, trials and errors, and ultimately the strongest most versatile and not to mention very cool looking dog collars that we made to fit our two crazy, strong, fun, loving Bullies.
I thought I would share my passion for these quality collars with y'all. ;)
We use nothing but long-lasting and heavy-duty grade 550 Paracord (aka Parachute Cord or 550 Cord) that is nominally rated with a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds, hence the nickname.  
Paracord is lightweight rope make of nylon and/or polyester. Historically, Paracord was used by the military in the suspension lines of parachutes and even by the astronauts during the 82nd space shuttle mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
 BombBullie King Cobra Paracord Dog Collar
Our Paracord collars will not rust, rot, or mildew. We use strong buckles, D-Rings, O-Rings, Martingale Chains, and fasteners that will not break or put you, your dog, or other dogs at possible risk or harm’s way.
The combination of quality and originality is what sets the our collars apart.
You get to choose the colors and the collar closure, and we’ll do the rest. Does Maximus have a favorite sports team? Pick those colors and we will make the color to match his team.
BombBullie King Cobra Paracord Dog Collar
No two dogs or owners are alike. Your needs and wants may be completely different than you friends, family, and others. With this in mind, we made sure that we can make the perfect collar for you and your dog so it meets both yours and your dog's desires. 
We currently make our collars in Three (3) different knotting styles: The Cobra Knot, the King Cobra Knot, and the Four Strand Round Braid.  
We make four (4) different types of dog collars:
1) the Classic Dog Collar,
2) the Training Dog Collar,
3) the Adjustable Dog Collar, and
4) the Martingale Dog Collar
Check out our descriptions of the types of collars and options you have to choose from below. 
Cobra Knot - The Cobra knotted collar consists of 2 strands of Paracord and is approximately ¾” wide.  We can use uses 1 or 2 colors of your choice. Check out this FAQ HERE regarding coloring options for the Cobra Collar. 
King Cobra Knot - A King Cobra knot is a Cobra knot (we call it the Outside Layer) tied over another Cobra Knot (we call this the Core Layer). We can use 1 – 4 colors of your choice. 
With both the Cobra and the King Cobra knotted collar, we use approximately a foot of Paracord per inch in length of the collar.
So if you want a collar that is 15 inches in diameter, we’ll be using about 15-17 feet of Paracord to make sure this collar is nice and strong for your dog. If you get a King Cobra collar, double that number. 
Four Strand Round Braid - We use 2 strands of paracord for this collar, so you can pick 1-2 colors. This is our thinnest collar, and is more of a lounge around the house or yard collar. 
This collar uses 4.5 inches per inch in length of the collar per strand. So if you got an 18 inch collar, we'd use approximately 162 Inches of paracord to make it. 
For the King Cobra Collars, you have four (4) options:
First Option: Choose One (1) Color. Simple the collar will be one color all around.
Second Option: Choose Two (2) Colors. Check out how to decide your colors and layout HERE
Third Option: Choose Three (3) Colors. Check out how to decide your colors and layout HERE
Fourth Option: Choose Four (4) Colors. Check out how to decide your colors and layout HERE
Not sure what colors we have? Check out our Color Swatch HERE
When you place your order, please indicate in the NOTES section which color(s) you want used and the placement of the colors for your Collar. The Notes section will be on the Checkout page. You can also email them to us at BombBullie@Gmail.com.  
1st - Classic Dog Collar - This is pretty self-explanatory, it is the classic dog collar that uses a buckle to secure the collar around your dog's neck. 
BombBullie Classic Dog Collar
2nd: Dog Training Collar - The dog training collar (aka Slip Collar or Choke Collar)  can be used for training and for controlling your pooch on walks. It is taken on a dog through its head without unfastening the collar.
This collar is awesome for guiding your dog when he/she is on-leash and to stop or control their movements while training or on walks. The collar tightens around the dog's neck when they are pulling and this helps with getting your dog to stop doing what you don't want him or her to do, for example chasing some moving object or animal.  You know your dog...when they get fixated on something, nothing else matters...not even you in that moment. 
This dog collar has a stationary dead ring and a loose or floating live ring. it tightens around the dog's neck when he/she is pulling. The collar helps train your dog to be more obedient, especially on walks when your pooch wants to chase after every other animal, ball, or food in sight! It's recommended that the training dog collar be worn only under your direct supervision
Another perk of the training collar is that it's reversible so the design on the outside will be different from the design on the inside. More fashion choices for Fiddo!
**Please note: Dog Training collars should never be left on dogs without supervision. 
3rd: Adjustable Paracord Dog Collar - custom made for your dog with a sturdy, dependable, and fashionable quick release adjustable fastener.  
This collar is adjustable and will allow up to one (1) inch adjusting length. So for example, if you order a 14" collar, the tightest it will go is 14" in diameter and the loosest it will go is 15" in diameter.
4th: Martingale Dog Collar - The Martingale Dog Collar provides more control over your dog without the choking effect of a training collar or slip collar. These collars are a gentler way to have control over your dog.
Perfect for dogs that pull or easily slip out of their collars as Martingales create an even tension around the neck avoiding neck and throat injuries. 
Here are some of the many benefits of using a Martingale Collar:
  • Gives a more gentle form of correction than a choke collar,

  • Is recommended by many top trainers for obedience training,

  • It fits looser than traditional collar when not engaged by a taunt leash,

  • It lessens fur breakage, tangles, and skin irritation from too tight collars,

  • It relieves pressure on your dog's trachea by translating a tug on the leash to even pressure around the neck instead of direct pressure on the front of the neck, 

  • It prevents escape of scared, aggressive, or excited dogs by securely contracting the entire collar when the dog pulls in any direction.

***Please note: Martingale collars should never be left on dogs without supervision. 
Please make sure to measure your dog's neck before purchasing a collar. 
  • For the Classic Dog Collar: Measure around your dog's neck using a cloth measuring tape positioned where you want the dog collar to fit comfortably on your dog’s neck. Please be advised that we custom make the collar to fit your dog and the collar is non-adjustable.

  • For the Dog Training Collar, measure around your dog's neck (high on his or her neck) and then add 2-3 inches.

  • For the Adjustable Dog Collar: this collar is adjustable and will allow up to one (1) inch adjusting length. So for example, if you order a 14" collar, the tightest it will go is 14" in diameter and the loosest it will go is 15" in diameter. If you choose this collar, please measure the diameter around your dog's neck where you want the dog collar to sit. Measuring around your dog's neck is the best way to get a perfect measurement. It's important to measure your dog's neck because other than the 1" adjusting space, this collar is not adjustable. The collar will measure in length from the inside of when the collar buckled. If you lay the collar straight out to measure it, it will look like it is longer than requested, but this is only because it compensates for the thickness of the Paracord. 

  • For the Martingale Dog Collar, measure where you want the collar to sit on their neck. *Usually, they say to add 1-2 inches to this length to make sure you can fit the collar over your dog's head because in most cases, dogs' heads are a couple of inches bigger than their necks. But we have found that with the martingale chain, you can easily slip you collar over your dog's head without adding 2 inches and risking the collar being too big and slipping off. Most dogs' heads a couple of inches bigger than their neck so this makes sense, but a lot of our customers have found that the collar is then too big. For example, my dog's head measures 18" at the biggest part (around his ears). HIs neck measures 16" snug. I made his collar 16" in length and it is still able to fit over his head because the martingale chain adds an extra 3 inches to the total circumference. You want to make sure that the O-Rings of the martingale collar never touch or it will defeat the purpose of the Martingale altogether.  

    *If you don’t have a cloth measuring tape,
    1. Take your dog's current, well-fitted collar and buckle it where it fits comfortably on your dog's neck,

    2. Take your measuring tape and measure around the INSIDE of the collar. (If you do not have a soft measuring tape, you may use a piece of string and then hold that along a ruler or rigid measuring tape.) This measurement will tell me the interior circumference of your finished collar so that it feels comfortable around your pup’s neck.

    Please feel free to ask questions if you are unsure about anything.
    We hand make each item, just for you. That means that there are slight variations to each piece.
    Shoot us a picture to BombBullie@gmail.com of your pooch showing off their new BombBullie Paracord Collar and we will post the picture for all to see on our Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, and Pinterest profiles! Plus, if you choose a personalized collar and pick your own colors, we can name it after your dog and post it to our Paracord Collection
    From the knotting type, to the colors used, to the collar type...you are in command of choosing the perfect collar, leash, or harness for your best friend.
    We can custom make your collar, harness, and/or leash for you (check that out HERE). Or you can choose from our Paracord Collection HERE, which consists of our customers' favorites, our favorites, and some cool themes.