Although primarily rodent/rabbit eaters and scavengers, coyotes may view livestock, cats and small dogs as prey, while larger dogs may be viewed as a threat, particularly during mating (December, January, February), breeding (April, May), and dispersal (September, October) seasons.
Keep companion animals inside at night.
Do not allow companion animals to roam free (obey leash laws)
Spay or neuter your dogs. Coyotes can mate with unsterilized dogs and are attracted to females in heat.