The coyotes are not afraid of anything. You can make noises, throw something at them or do almost anything and they will not move away from you. My Border Collie Myst has learned NOT to chase them and has several times come face to face with a coyote when we are hiking on the trails near our home. She is very good and moves away when I call her. Kaffee on the other hand, is not as good and will chase them. This can be quite dangerous since one coyote often lures a dog and when they are in chase, the pack comes out after the dog.
A few weeks ago my dogs were barking crazily at our floor to ceiling window. I went to see what the commotion was and there was a large coyote sitting outside the window... not effected by the dogs loud barking a few feet away inside. I went and go my PET CORRECTOR, went outside on the porch and gave it a spray and the coyote ran away full speed.
About a week later a new pack of several coyotes decided to explore our yard, having no fear of me when they saw me. I went out with my Pet Corrector gave a spray and off they went. Ahhh, finally I had found something that would make them run off.
I started taking a can of Pet Corrector with me when I hike. I also take a large can of Bear Spray for any unexpected animal encounters but have never had to use it.
Today I was hiking and ran into a woman with two large dogs. This gal is always on her cell phone and paying no attention to her dogs or what they are dong. Her dogs run all over and she never calls them to her when she sees me with my dogs and when she knows I am trying to avoid them. So many people think it is cool to have their dogs visit other dogs when they are in public.... and I guess on trails. Then there are people who just don't care like this gal and let their dogs do whatever. People do not realize that this is not Mr. Roger's friendly neighborhood and all dogs do not like other dogs running up to them and getting into their space. I have several friends who have had vicious dog attacks while walking their dogs on leash and passing by another dog. I am very cautious of public places where dogs are off leash. Dogs on trails off leash tend to be better, but I worry about these 2 large dogs that are NOT in control.
Today I decided to try Pet Corrector on these approaching big dogs... My dogs were with me and only watching them. Myst was lying down in her submissive position watching them approach. SPRAYYYYYY HIsssssss....and they turned and ran off.
So now I have a tool to help me protect my dogs against other possibly aggressive dogs, other dogs that owners are not able to control and any unexpected coyotes we meet on trails.
One word about Pet Corrector.. before you use it be sure your dog is familiar with the hsssss sound. I keep it in the house and in my car for times when I want to stop a barking frenzy. My dogs not only stop barking but respect the noise and they are were not fearful when I used it on the trail with these other rapidly approaching dogs.
So what is Pet Corrector?
Pet Corrector was invented by veterinarian and well-known canine behaviorist Dr. Roger Mugford in the UK. Dr. Mugford does not like training devices that hurt a dog or do them harm in any way. He invented the Pet Corrector to "do NO harm" but also to be used as an aversive when the dog was doing a bad behavior.
The Pet Corrector™ emits a hiss of compressed gas (HFC 134a) which is completely safe for animals and produces a broad spectrum sound (white noise) varying from a low frequency rumble to a high frequency hiss to interrupt a dog’s unwanted behavior. The sound is genetically programmed to be associated with danger, such as from the hiss of a snake, an angry swan or the buzz of a dangerous insect.
The overall effect is to grab the attention of a dog.
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