dainerra, Coyotes attack dogs her too but dogs typically smaller (mop dogs and like) than coyote or intrude area immediately around coyote den site. In latter situation, a single coyote will at least try to bluff dog in defense of pups. WyoDreamer, Scoob spends most of day romping which chews up some of his energy. We also play a lot of fetch. No containment methods as of yet which may become issue later. If he does not pose risk to neighbors livestock that will continue. Trying to get him introduced to neighbors to reduce conflicts. Others have dogs running loose and they do not pose risk to livestock. Our property has a lot of attractions for a dog to keep his mind from iddling. I intend to develop Scoobs hunting by targeting rabbits and squirrels but so far he ignores rabbits and chases only our cats (sleeps with them too). He has demonstrated excellent turtle tracking and treeing skills. Last night he found a three-toed box turtle laying eggs in one of my bramble patches. He is also very good a catching voles.