Although primarily rodent/rabbit eaters and scavengers, coyotes may view livestock, cats and small dogs as prey, while larger dogs may be viewed as a threat, particularly during mating (December, January, February), breeding (April, May), and dispersal (September, October) seasons.
- Keep companion animals inside at night.
- Do not allow companion animals to roam free (obey leash laws)
- Spay or neuter your dogs. Coyotes can mate with unsterilized dogs and are attracted to females in heat.