My DH and I have three 4-legged kids that we like to take camping with us. They are decent sized dogs: an 80 lb lab mix, a 40 lb border collie, and a 35 lb PBGV. My problem is this..... We like to sit outside under the awning when the weather permits. If we stake the dogs out away from us they start to whine. If we stake them close to us they get tangled in the awning poles, our chairs, each other, etc. The DH and I were talking about constructing a portable "fence" made of PVC and ropes around the awning area in order to contain the dogs while we were outside. I was wondering if anyone has attempted this before or if we would get into trouble doing this. We are new to camping and haven't seen any rules at state parks against this.. I was just wondering and would appreciate any advice. Thanks!