Solutions to Keep Coyotes Out of Yard?

We live in an area where coyotes are present. We are looking for a way to help make our fenced yard more secure for our pet. We have an enclosed dog run with a doggie door access, but would like to give our dog more flexibility.

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Dec 04, 2017
    how about an electric fence wire. Go to a farm feed store and buy the system. Put one wire at the bottom and one at the top of the fence line.

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 05, 2017
    Human urine around the perimeter of the area will also keep the wolves away.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 05, 2017
    Take your dog inside at night or get another large companion dog.

  • 1240839 1240839 on Dec 05, 2017
    We have a dog run within our fenced yard. Coyotes can jump high, 6+ feet. To be totally safe, add a wire top on enclosure.
    If your dogs use doggie door, coyotes can too. They are cagey, worse if ill (rabies), and comfortable around humans who provide food (dogs, cats, poultry).

  • Kevin Kevin on Dec 06, 2017
    I would suggest getting a couple of Great Pyrenees! We recently moved to a rural subdivision by Lexington, KY and took our two Pyrs with us, the first couple of nights we heard coyotes howling in the area and the neighbor warned us of coyotes right up in front yards. After about a week we could no longer hear the coyotes howling at night. I am sure they heard/smelled/saw the Pyrs and decided to stay away. I mounted a couple of game cams around the yard but have not seen any signs of the coyotes.