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How to Tie a Bandana on a Dog

Updated April 17, 2017

Pets often become part of the family or a friendly companion. Most enjoy taking long walks, going for a run or just watching TV with these dependable friends. However, some also enjoy dressing these canine pooches with holiday costumes or everyday attire. Bandannas, which are staple accessory items for most, is part of the everyday wardrobe. By folding this colourful wrap, your dog's bandanna will be part of his daily ensemble.

Open your bandanna. Press your bandanna lightly with a warm iron. Generally bandannas are made from 100 per cent cotton, are square shaped and often have a printed pattern.

Take the upper right corner and fold it towards the lower left corner. You will have a half diamond.

Fold the half diamond lengthwise in approximately 1-inch folds. Continue folding until you reach the point. You can opt to lightly iron the folded bandanna once again.

Take the two ends and fold in half temporarily. This will be your bandanna's halfway point to evenly position the bandanna around your dog's neck prior to tying in the next step.

Position the bandanna evenly behind your dog's neck. Use your bandannas half way mark to guide you. It is important to have the bandanna evenly positioned to tie it properly.

Tie the bandanna ends together. Cross the right end over the left. Loop it under the left end. The right end will be on your left side and the left end will be on your right. Slightly pull. Do not tie it tightly around your dog's neck.

Take the right end, which was originally your left end, and cross it over your left end, which was originally your right. It will be on your left once again. Loop it under and over the right end. Make a simple knot. Do not tie it tightly. Slightly pull each end and adjust it around your dog's neck.

Repeat step one and two in the previous section. Place your half diamond with the point towards the front of your dog's neck. Make sure the point is centred.

Tie the bandanna ends together. Cross the right end over the left. Loop it under the left end. The right end will be on your left side and the left end will be on your right. Slightly pull. Do not tie it tightly. Check that the point at front is still centred.

Take the right end and cross it over your left end. Loop it under and over the right end. Make a simple knot. Do not tie it tightly. Slightly pull each end and adjust it around your dog's neck and his daily ensemble is complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Bandanna
  • Iron
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About the Author

Mercedes Valladares is the founder of M721Organics and has been an independent designer for over 15 years. Her work experience commenced during college with manufacturers based in New York and Hong Kong. Her education includes LIM College, International Fine Arts College and design certification from the Paris Fashion Institute. She produces eco-crafting videos and writes recycling articles online.