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Coyote / My Dogs Safety

Postby Ari » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:52 am

I live in Mather, CA. My house backs up to a greenbelt area where there are coyotes. My back fence is 5' tall, wrought iron. Coyote has walked up to my fence and stared into my backyard. I keep NO food outside. I have a 14 lb. Maltese mix dog. Sometimes have also a 40 lb. Lab mix, and a 30 lb. mix at my house. They are not aggressive dogs.  Might the coyote jump my fence to get the small dog?  The larger dogs? I keep them in at night, but sometimes outside during the day, early morning. I am very worried about this. Is there anything I can do to make sure the coyote can't enter my yard?  Your input would be greatly appreciated.
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Coyote / My Dogs Safety

Postby Gogarty » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:24 pm

Dear Jeni

Thank you for your question. I also wish to thank the authors of the websites I used.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote#Livestock_and_pet_predation says that coyotes will attack dogs that are smaller than they are.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote#Livestock_and_pet_predation says that wolf urine and recordings of cougar sounds can deter coyotes from public places. http://www.fundwildlife.org/coexist/coyotes.html says that battery-operated flashing lights, tape recorded human noises, scattered moth balls and strategically placed ammonia-soaked rags may deter coyotes from entering your property.http://www.fundwildlife.org/coexist/coyotes.html says that coyotes rarely climb anything higher than a 6 foot fence. Augment your existing fencing with extenders angled outwardly, hot wire, or cement blocks and large rocks buried outside the fence line to prevent animals from digging into your yard.

You can find alternative advice at http://www.ehow.com/how_4746607_deter-coyotes-livestock.html http://www.officialyorkieguide.com/yorkie/toy-yorkie/how-do-i-deter-coyotes-in-my-yard-of-a-subdivison-my-toy-yorkie-got-carried-away-tonight and http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/living/coyotes.htm  http://www.fundwildlife.org/coexist/coyotes.html recommends that you keep small dogs indoors and only allow them outside under strict supervision, as they may fall prey to coyotes, free-roaming and feral dogs and great-horned owls.

It also says that coyotes are attracted to and can mate with unspayed or unneutered domestic dogs. Unspayed female dogs in season attract male coyotes, while unneutered male dogs can be lured away by the scent of a female coyote in her ovulation cycle and may be killed by male coyotes. The website strongly advises that people living in areas frequented by coyotes have their dogs spayed or neutered to prevent such tragedies from occurring.

I can’t guarantee that any of these ideas will work, but it seems a good idea to strengthen any fences around your property, keep the small dog indoors unless you are holding it on a lead and to get both dogs neutered so they won’t attract, or be attracted to, coyotes.

All the best

Jonathan  
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Coyote / My Dogs Safety

Postby Field » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:30 am

I live in Mather, CA. My house backs up to a greenbelt area where there are coyotes. My back fence is 5' tall, wrought iron. Coyote has walked up to my fence and stared into my backyard. I keep NO food outside. I have a 14 lb. Maltese mix dog. Sometimes have also a 40 lb. Lab mix, and a 30 lb. mix at my house. They are not aggressive dogs.  Might the coyote jump my fence to get the small dog?  The larger dogs? I keep them in at night, but sometimes outside during the day, early morning. I am very worried about this. Is there anything I can do to make sure the coyote can't enter my yard?  Your input would be greatly appreciated.
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