Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
This is a common trait in some dogs. They develop fears that cause extreme anxiety similar to those anxieties of humans. It is very possible that seeing this coyote has caused these fears. The only way to get her over this is "Desensitization" which means constant exposure until she realizes that these fears will not hurt her. To do this, first avoid these while making your dog comfortable in this situation. You may need help in doing this since when you try, as you have experienced, she is too afraid to understand. Purchase a DAP Collar at the pet store. This is a canine pheromone that acts as a calming agent and will decrease anxiety.
Thundershirts are useful since this is one of the most common fears causing extreme anxiety and can be very effective.
If this is not enough, your vet will have medication to help her past this. Take your gal to your vet for an exam to be sure there is not a medical cause for this and ask about anti anxiety medication such as Fluoxetine or Buspirone. Then expose her to the things he fears over and over, constantly talking in a soft voice and giving treats
when he does something positive. Here is a site with more tips:
There is also a possibility that she is experiencing a great deal of pain from her hips and may require medication to get her past this.
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