Clever and intelligent coyotes are always on the hunt. Although pet owners are generally vigilant against these predators, they should be aware that interactions with coyotes may increase in the coming weeks. Although coyote hunting is part of living in the country, attacks on pets and livestock can sometimes increase, especially during the breeding season for wild canines. Coyotes mate and mate from December to February. During this time, coyotes may pursue small dogs that they perceive as potential competitors or potential threats to their offspring. Additionally, increased activity and the need to feed pups also results in increased hunting and targeting of pets and livestock as easy prey.