i like to take my dogs when i go fishing or camping, but it isn't always easy. One of our sponsors, Tite-lok, has a sale on some really decent dog ties. altho they don't say it in their ads, these are good for keeping dogs if you can't afford a collapsible pen for your truck. please allow me to tell you a true story and i am confident you will appreciate the dog stays that titelok is selling. when i was racing stock cars a few years ago, my brother went to an out of state track with a couple of his fellow racers. now, when you are low buck like me and my bro, you have a pickup loaded down with all your racing treasures (spare tires, parts, and tools) and the race car on the trailer behind. well, it goes without saying, when you park that dude in the motel parking lot it is VERY vulnerable to local punks and thieves. well, Johnny (my brother) was in a motel out of state for a money event and his buddy was there too. his friend brought along his pit bull for security. when they sacked out, his buddy tied the dog in the pickup bed to keep a watchful eye on all things near and dear to a racer. now this is not a pleasant ending....i can't sugar coat it, nor do i think i should. pet owners have their pets lives in their hands, and should think, think, think about that. the pits owner had too much rope when he tied the dog in the truck. somewhere in the nite, something or someone made that dog lunge over the side of the bed. he had just enough rope to let him jump over, but not enough to let his feet touch the ground on the other side..........Johnny told me it was one of the most horrific sights he has ever seen. the rope around the dogs neck kept him from barking. Johnny said the claws marks on the side of the bed almost went thru the metal where that dog was trying to climb back in. can you imagine? coming out to a nice sunrise and seeing your dog hanging lifeless over the side of your truck? i can't:embarassed: that happened 25 years ago, and altho i didn't witness it firsthand, i will never forget it.