Word spreads fast in suburbia, so keep up with any information that your neighbors spread regarding coyotes, and be sure to notify others if you see one. Avoid areas where coyote sightings are common because the last thing you want is a run-in with a pack of coyotes. Finally, this should go without saying, but do not feed coyotes. They are constantly looking for food and will return if you feed them, so being smart and keeping your distance from coyotes is your best bet to keep your dog safe.
No matter the size of your dog, coyotes are dangerous. They target isolated prey and use their strength in numbers, making them capable of taking down large animals. However, by utilizing the recommendations above and never letting your guard down in coyote, prone areas, it is likely you’ll never have to experience the terrible occurrence of a coyote attack.