8 Ways to Protect Your Dog From Coyote Attacks

Coyote walking in a city park

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As people increasingly disperse into coyote habitats with their pets, the likelihood of dog-coyote encounters increases.

These encounters can be deadly, especially for small dogs that are easy prey. Humans are good sources of waste and food, which can also attract coyotes.

February is the mating season and from April to August coyotes start having their puppies. They hunt more actively to care for their young, and they also become more defensive of their territory.

Attacks may be more likely during that time, but in winter, when resources are scarce, coyotes can also desperately forage for food and move into human domains, which can cause more incidents involving dogs.

It is important to remain vigilant all year round and to protect your dog from coyote attacks. Here are eight ways you can reduce the risk of coyote attacks on your dog and protect your pup if you happen to see a coyote.

What other tips do you have for protecting dogs from coyote attacks? Have you ever encountered a coyote with your dog? Let us know in the comments below!

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