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Old 12-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We sort of live "out in the country" and there are inevitably coyotes. I hear them in my backyard and see their tracks in the snow. Does anyone have experience with them and will they bother a fully grown boxer? Mine is just a puppy and I would never leave him out there alone, but I am wondering about the future. I want to put a fence around the yard this summer, but I am not sure if that will happen. It is a lot of fence that is required and not cheap.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They will have no problem attacking a full grown boxer who would not have chance to fight back. I have a lot of coyotes around and don't ever just let my dogs go out with out checking out the yard . And they are where I can see them.
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Looking at getting a handgun for our late night potty trips. I don't think they will mess with us if I am out there and the flood lights are on, but if there are enough of them you never know.
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We have a problem with them in Toronto, Canada. They attacked my 9 month old pup. Invisible fencing saved her life.


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We have lots of coyotes here and I never let Gouda out or now Kippah without me being out there at night. I have a secured fenced in yard but I dont trust coyotes...they are really smart and highly stealthy! I dont see lone ones here..matter of fact I dont ever "see" them I hear them nightly and its a pack. I have even heard their foot steps just out of reach of my spotlight...they are very smart!
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i just heard what sounded like 50 coyotes and puppies and it was so creepy. Dixie just stood in a freeze and wouldn't move. Sch a creepy sound!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Last winter my sister's cocker had a run-in with one. She was out for the early morning potty and the coyote showed up and attacked her. My brother-in-law was there with her and managed to scare the coyote off. Of course the cocker then tried to chase down the coyote LOL. She was ok, no damage, just a scare for her humans. It could have been much worse though. That was at a house he owns up out of the city though and they're only there on some weekends so it's not a normal thing they have to deal with.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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We have lots of coyotes all around us, we hear them frequently. But the only times I have heard of them attacking animals has been small dogs and chickens etc. But we have one neighbor that has hunting beagles in pens and he has motions alarms and when coyotes set it off he sneaks out and shoots them and a couple neighbors that keep chickens and have shot several coyotes. Most of the farmers around here will shoot them if they see them too. I think that keeps them a little more wary around our area, they are terribly smart and will go where they face the least resistance. I'm not sure if we have an actual hunting/trapping season for coyotes, but they are considered a nuisance animal and any landowner can shoot them any time if they are on your property. But I don't let Sadie out by herself at night or early morning, better safe than sorry.
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we saw a coyote last weekend during our walk with Kailer & Titan - I told hubby to stay away 'from over there' as I saw a coyote and what does hubby do? He walks right over there to try and see this coyotee !! We also told our trainer as he is in the country and he advised if you do see one to back away walking backwards and make lots of noise and waive your arms and they should go away. Oura neighbor lost her West Highland Terrier last year to a coyote.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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We have lots of coyotes (not to mention cougars, bears, and wolves!) that wander through our town. The coyotes are especially bold and have attacked leashed dogs around town and have attacked my friend's mini schnauzer through their fence and almost tore her foot right off. Aspen and I were running (she was on leash) on a path along the river this summer and had a coyote follow us for about 20 minutes. A coyote who was motivated enough would have no problem going after a full grown boxer.

That being said, I love coyotes! They're facinating animals! (Except for the coyote who killed my cat last summer when he managed to escape from the house, that coyote isn't fascinating and I wish he were dead instead of my cat).
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