Sausage Dog Safety

Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:48 pm

Have four doxies going out at night to do their duty before bed. Concern is coyote attacks.

I'm a vigilant owner shining a 600 lumen flashlight over their heads in all directions. They never get more than 30 feet from me. No leashes right now. Always within eyeshot.

You folks think a hungry coyote would ignore the flashlight and me and attack one? Or are they real skittish ?

Thanks fur any gut feelings/experiences.

Ug
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:07 pm

I never witnessed a coyote attack but you can find some on you tube. Can give some idea of their behaviour. Having four of them I think will make a coyote pause, and when those dogs bark it sounds like German Shepherds.

What I would be most afraid of is the dogs being braver than they have a right to be and attacking the coyote. With you there I kind of doubt a coyote will come near. They do often run in packs though or at least several. Something to make noise like beating on a garbage can cover and maybe having some pepper spray handy. I assume you have seen some in your area?
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:25 pm

Come on ug, just keep a gun handy & tell the pups not to look like rabbits or woodchucks. ;) Works up this way:)
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: lzaharis On: Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:44 am

Uglysquirrel wrote:Have four doxies going out at night to do their duty before bed. Concern is coyote attacks.

I'm a vigilant owner shining a 600 lumen flashlight over their heads in all directions. They never get more than 30 feet from me. No leashes right now. Always within eyeshot.

You folks think a hungry coyote would ignore the flashlight and me and attack one? Or are they real skittish ?

Thanks fur any gut feelings/experiences.

Ug


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Coyotes are attackers of opportunity my friend. And having had numerous
sausage dogs face down meter readers and Saint Bernard's they show
no fear, and that will get them into trouble.

If they see no perceived threat coyotes will attack.

Is there any reason why the Mrs. could not go out with you at
the same time?

I would harness them when going out as they will slip collars-been there, done that.

OR you could secure a trolley wire if you have trees nearby limiting their travel to a
linear route for 30 feet or so.

I would double check but I think the pepper spray used for bears shoots farther.
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:04 am

The coyotes are usually skittish and run off if a person is nearby, especially individuals or pairs. Larger packs may be more bold.

If they are real desperate for food in a bad winter or if somebody has been leaving food out for them (purposely or inadvertently via outdoor cat food) then their behavior will change.
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:37 am

Pump shotgun load with buckshot, if you have 'yotes around. buy a tactical light that clamps mounts under the barrel. Bear spray not recommended for this situation, as it could hit the dogs and little dogs do not do well when doused with it. Best plan is a couple large wattage Q-H lights illuminating the area and the shotgun.
Dan.
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:44 pm

Perhaps if they didn't look like sausages.... :lol:
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Re: Sausage Dog Safety

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:54 pm

We have a lot of coyotes here along the shoreline, see them in populated areas in broad daylight. We lost two cats to them. Got an 80# dog and haven't seen any around the house in a long time. Fisher cats and black bears yes, but no coyotes.
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