What to do if you encounter a coyote while walking your dog

Four Basic rules for walking dogs when coyotes are present

  1. Keep your dog on a 6-foot leash.

  2. Be cautious during breeding and pupping season.

  3. Avoid areas with thick brush.

  4. Avoid walking your dog at sunrise and sunset hours.

What to do if you and your dog encounter a coyote

  1. Leash your dog (pick up and carry small dogs).

  2. Stand tall and assertive.

  3. Haze the coyote until it leaves the area.

  4. Report overly brazen coyotes.

For more information check out the guide at urbancoyoteinitiative.com.