Tracks

The size of dog tracks varies widely due to the many different breeds of dogs. The shape can vary as well. Some are more elongated, having what is called the "hare foot."

Droppings/Scant

Domestic dog droppings can usually be differentiated from those of wild canines by looking at the contents.
Dog map

Kills similar to:

The Dog

Dogs and coyotes leave similar signs, which may be difficult to distinguish from one another. Domestic dogs may attack and bite many parts of the body, but leave the carcasses of the birds. Usually multiple birds are severely injured or killed. Feral dogs however will likely consume the carcass.

Exclusion

Fencing : Install well maintained woven wire fences that are 6 to 7 ft (1.8 to 2.1 m) high. Install electrically charged wires along the bottom and top of woven wire fences to increase their effectiveness.

References

  1. Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage. Editors, Scott E. Hygnstrom, Robert M. Timm, Gary E. Larson. 1994. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2 vols.
  2. http://www.extension.org/pages/8564/feral-dogs
  3. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/wild/pdf/wildlife/FERAL_DOGS.PDF
  4. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/domestic-dog/?source=A-to-Z
  5. http://www.feral.org.au/pestsmart/wild-dogs/
  6. http://www.bear-tracker.com/dog.html
  7. http://www.feral.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/WDFS4.pdf