I just started hunting coyotes last year and learned a lot with each outing. Tonight was the first outing of the year for me. Weather hasn't been good for ducks, so my son and I went to our favorite spot a little before sunset. Talked to the farmer a couple minutes while his 3 dogs crawled all over us. He got 2 new pups this year and he said we were welcome to go hunt, but the dogs would most likely follow us. They did. We set up along a fenceline with approximately 400 yds. of cut corn and winter wheat in front of us with woods on all 4 sides. Coyotes usually den in one particular wooded area along the field and the wind was right for our setup. We were planning to wait until dark and use the e-caller and red lights, but within 15 minutes of sitting down, a coyote came trotting out into the field about 200 yds away and then disappeared below a slight crest in the field. I hit the caller with a female howl and the coyote popped back up over the hill. As soon as the caller went off, the 2 pups went nuts. They ran out to the call and started barking and howling. The coyote went back over the rise and I figured it was gone. It popped back up about 30 yards down from the first place and stood there. I just had a red-dot scope on my .223 but my son had his .270 with a 3-9 scope. He said he had the coyote in the crosshairs and asked it he could shoot. The dogs were still going crazy and the coyote seemed to be focused on them. I had no idea if it would come closer to "inspect" the dogs, or run off afraid, or what, so I told him to go ahead and take the shot. He killed it where it stood. Ended up being @ 225 yds. I've read quite a bit about how coyotes hate dogs, so long-winded way of asking whether I should look forward to taking the farmer's dogs along each time?? Do coyotes hate dogs enough to come over to battle a couple in this situation, or would they rather stay far away. I'm pretty sure this coyotes attention was held by the dogs and she had no idea we were there. Either way, it was a quick and fun start to my coyote hunting season.