... sure can be a nuisance to others. I'm camped on a beautiful lake in a small city park with 31 total RV sites. Since last Sunday, I've been one of three campers in the park. I got home from work about 7:30 last night to see a pop-up had been set-up in the site next to the comfort station across the street from me. This morning around 9 a.m., I observed the occupants, a middle aged couple and an older lady, leisurely drive off leaving behind their camper along with... an ankle biter as the sole occupant. In other words, this wasn't an emergency medical run. The dog has barked and carried on for the better part of 3 hours. While it's a little cooler and overcast today, we're still in the S.E. summer heat and their a/c hasn't turned on. In fact, the pop-up is open to what little breeze is going through.
As an extended traveler and full timer, I'm used to traffic and noise during the camping season, particularly on the weekends. But on occasion, it goes beyond the realm of normalcy. The bath house cleaning crew (young kids) probably won't mention it to their boss. But, I'm going to stop by the office up the road and give 'em a heads-up. I'm put-out with the knuckle-heads who need a check-up from the neck up. Their insensitivity not only has placed their pet in a stressful situation, but shows a disregard for fellow campers.
I know that responsible pet owners wouldn't subject their pets or neighbors to such non-sense. I'm just venting to say, THINK... BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR DOG LOCKED IN THE CAMPER and drive off for hours. Would you treat your children the same way?
For $24.95, you can torment the dog right back.....LOL!! This emits a high-pitched and very loud shriek that humans can't hear - but dogs sure can! Every time the dog barks - hit the button. It'll get the idea pretty quick. And nobody will know you're tortur...er...TRAINING their dog ;-)
Actually, there are a bunch of nuckle-heads that leave their kids. It was on the news again yesterday (Indianapolis) that a couple left their 4 kids in a sweltering car while they went into a store. Police caught them. Kids went to the hospital and checked out ok. Tempereature in the car (news said) was 119 degrees!
If they do this to their kids, the poor pooch has no chance at all.
Report it to the park management! It's the best and safest way. Stay clear of any personal confrontation and "live" to go camping another day!
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It is quite possible they have a fan on inside their camper.
When I lived in Wisconsin my dogs went every where with my in my SUV.
I had 4, count them 4 battery operated fans that were turned on in front of their crates if I needed to run into a store for a few minutes. And always verbally letting them know that I will be right back command as I leave the vehicle.
Between that scenario, and the one where I left the car and one started acting up, I went back to the car to tell them to be quiet and without thinking I said a phrase I use in 'jest' when we are in the house when I am upset with them is, "you better behave or I am goin to beat you boy!"
Both incidence sent a shopper running for the cops that I had left my CHILDREN in the car and I was beating one of them!!!
I no longer 'quick qualify' any situation.
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us".
Apparently, management intervened. I see Puppers RIDING HIGH on each excursion, long and short, yesterday evening and today. The only barking I hear is when someone gets a little close to their camper, which would be expected. The knuckle heads are there to give assurance and quiet the noise. However, choosing a site right next to the bath house is probably not in their best interests. But, no more "out-a-sight/out-a-mind" while camping here. LOL... it keeps 'em busy.
To the knuckle heads: on behalf of Puppers, myself, and the arriving weekend warriors, we thank you for being more responsible (even under the auspice of coercion). And a Super Special "atta-boy" Gold Star goes out to the park management.