I need to know wether or not coyotes eat small little animals so i no wether my dog can go outside and besafe or to not put her outside by herself.i have a wooden fence in my backyard so maybe that will keep them out!help please!
thanks so much,i will not let a single coyote get a hold of my baby they don't no who they are messing w/. LOL thanks for all the info! I am over protective of my dog and check on her like every 5 minutes LOL we'll i got her this little dog tag w/ ST.Joseph on it and on the tag it says ST.Joseph protector of all animals so I no that my dog is being protected by ST.Joseph and me!
I wouldnt even let your dog go outside alone for even a second if there are coyotes in your area. When we just bought our home in june we had our neighbors tell us of coyotes in the area and one of the neihgbors dogs were pinned against the house by coyotes. So im scared at night taking out my 2 small dogs. But im with them where ever they walk and i keep them where the lights are. I always take one of those metal cop like flash lights out with me every time i take them out, i shine the light around every where to see if i see any eyes looking at us, and then i could use the flash light to beat the crap out of the coyote and get my dogs in side, Even tho i have a feeling if that was to happen Daisy would bark and not come to me and try to go after the coyote she is very sassy and barks at the neighbors huge newfie and big old lab- We are putting in a fence this spring, not sure on what kind just yet. I do know that wont protect them 100% but i would feel alittle safer then standing out side in the dark like sitting ducks. I was told tho that they wont come up to you that they are just as scard of you and you are of them, But with the neighbor telling us it was after his big dog i dont think thats really true and he is 2 houses over and our back yard is butted up to 20 acres of wooded common area- scary----- theresa
Courtney, I am with everyone else. At night especially. Your dog should only take a few minutes to do her business, so just watch her. Its good to know your dogs routine too. to make sure she is going. I watch mine every single time mine are out.
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Hi! I have a small breed as well that I don't feel comfortable letting outside (Chihuahua). We have hawks and bobcats. I've actually seen bobcats in my yard before. Would litterbox training be an option, or is the dog already used to going outside? I just litterbox trained my dog. It's nice too, because if I'm ever out and about, I don't have to rush what I'm doing because I need to get home to 'let the dog out'. But litterbox training isn't for everyone. Some dogs it just confuses. But it was the best solution considering my situation. We have had almost waist deep snow since Christmas too, so I'm kind of glad we went that route. My dog hates the snow, lol.
there were 2 coyotes and my small dog followed those 2 coyotes i waz following my dog but i could not catch up then i could not find my dog . they were far away. the next day i waz looking 4 my dog and i cold not find him.
I wouldnt keep you little dogs out by any means. And why cant we post on a thread from Feb is there a rule or limit to when you can post on things on this web site. Its not like all the coyotes go away in august so I dont see the harm in any ones opinion on this thread.
I see this is from Feb this year but thought I would give my insights as well. I feel it is too important not to pass on to other pet owners. I live in a small town that is still growing. We do have coyotes, deer, etc... and have seen them make their way into town. A whole other story. Anyway a couple that lives in a subdivision that is semi-rural(country living, but still close enough to town you could walk to town if you wanted) was walking their dog (large breed..can't remember what kind) on a leash in daylight around the block where they live and a coyote jumped out of the ditch and attacked their dog. The dog sustained some serious life threatening injuries but did survive luckly. Unfortantly that is not the only attack people here in town have encountered. There was another family that had a mini-schnauher and their dog ran out of their garage faster than they could catch it and it got mauled by a coyote.
I wouldn't keep any breed or size of dog outside unsupervised even in a fence. Any wild animal that is that determined will find a way to their free "snack".
I'm new here & curious/confused. Why not bump an informational or fun thread regardless of its age? I can understand that it's counter productive & trollish to bump a fight thread but what's the deal with the taboo on bumping friendly or informative threads?