Coyote and your Family Dog

photo by Jacques Tournel

Do you remember the song from the KING AND I ~
“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you, getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.”

YES …. we can get to know Coyotes (but they will always keep many of their own secrets).

YES ….we can come to not only like our coyotes neighbors, but also come to respect them as well.

YES…. Coyotes know you and can come to respect your turf too.


BUT YOU AND YOUR DOG NEED TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE COYOTES UNDERSTAND.

Below is a marvelous link from Coyote Yips with much solid guidance in understanding how to engage with your coyote neighbors ~

“Messaging” May Include¬†Growling

by yipps:janetkessler

Coyotes live in all of our parks, and they can be seen on the streets sometimes. So always remain vigilant when out walking your dog. If you see a coyote, keep away from it. Most of the time coyotes will flee as they see you coming, but sometimes they may not, and I want to address this potentiality here. The safest protocol always is to shorten your leash and¬†walk the other way, no matter how far or near a coyote is. This sends a signal to the coyote that you and your dog are not there to challenge the coyote’s personal or territorial space.

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