Coyotes are mating or have mated, why is this important? If you are a pet owner it is important to you and the safety of your pets. Once coyotes have mated they become very territorial and will not tolerate other canines in there territory which leads to increased attacks on dogs during the next few months. It is time to be extra vigilant of your pets and your surroundings. Even if your community has a co-exist policy, you can still hire a qualified expert to remove the problem coyote. Protect your pet, keep your eyes open.