I have been hearing more coyotes in the last few years, for the first several years that we lived here I never heard any. I admit, it makes me a bit nervous. So I have been reading up on LGD breeds, but have a few questions. To start, I live on the very edge of a very small town (like 10 houses). We do have a leash law in the town, and considering that I don't want their dogs at my place, I would need to make sure that my dog doesn't go to theirs. Is fencing the only option? For starters, I think if I fenced my whole property to keep a dog in, wouldn't that also keep coyotes out? If so, why have a dog? I have about 25 acres, I don't think completely fencing it would be an option. The big problem would be the area in front. With winters 6 months long and normally a lot of snow and wind moving snow around after you clear it all, I think keeping a gate area clear would be a nightmare. Not just for us to get in and out, but we also need to keep access for heating fuel to be delivered and delivery trucks like UPS. I have heard that those radio fences (where the dog has a collar that shocks them if they try to leave an area) don't work on dogs like the GP, that they have a high pain tolerance and don't respect them. Is this true? Any advice is appreciated.