Is your four-footed child misbehaving behind your back?

Is your four-footed child misbehaving behind your back?

By Bob Difley

We’ve all suffered under the slings and arrows of somebody else’s dog’s obnoxious barking. It leads to the old mystery, does a tree falling down in a forest make a noise if no one hears it? Does Fido, who you left behind in the campground while you toured, bark if you aren’t around to hear him?

You may not know that poor Fido is bored and lonely and will respond the only way he knows how, by whining and barking — much to the annoyance of your campground neighbors. And don’t fool yourself that your precious Fido wouldn’t do that. Check it out — set your digital recorder up and leave it at the rig when you make a trip without Bowser — just make sure you’re parked at home, not in a campground.

Here’s my advice: Either take man’s best friend with you or arrange for someone to dog sit. And never leave him tied up outside where he can become tangled in a leash, bite a passerby, escape, or — horrors — become food for a coyote.

You can find Bob Difley’s RVing e-books on Amazon Kindle.

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