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How to protect your dog. pets from coyote attacks: It’s mating season

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It’s the time of year when coyotes start to get amorous they’re looking for mates for the purpose of breeding, and that potentially leads to considerably less friendly interactions between the wild animals and domestic dogs.

From now through early March is the most likely time that coyotes attack large dogs, according to Dave Wattles, a biologist for MassWildlife.

“Mating pairs are actively protecting their breeding locations,” he said. “Coyotes will protect their territory from other coyotes and will look at other larger breed dogs the same way they look at other coyotes. This time of year has the greatest likelihood of a coyote attacking larger breed dogs dogs as large as labs, shepherds or retrievers.”

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