If there are raccoons near your house, you should be considerate and reprehensible. Dogs by nature are curious, and also are territorial owners. If they see a raccoon in the backyard of the house, they can chase after him out of interest and curiosity or by wanting to protect their territory.
The first reaction of the raccoon to the possible behavior of the dog is flight, but if the animal is driven into a corner, then instincts come into play, and raccoons can attack the dog.
Another potentially dangerous scenario – a raccoon visits the territory of the house and eats dog food. We all know how greedy dogs are during feeding. If the pet sees how the raccoon steals his food, the conflict will unfold immediately. In such a fight, your pet will be the first to reap “fruits.” Teeth and fangs of a raccoon are a terrible weapon, capable of killing small dogs and causing serious damage to medium and large dogs.
You play an important role in preventing raccoon attacks on your pets. Lack of food and potential adversaries – these are the best measures that will allow you to keep raccoons away from your home.