Yes, we have dogs. Dogs that bark wildly at the door every single time somebody knocks or rings--with many kids repeatedly and impatiently jabbing the doorbell until I finally make it to the door. Each anguished bark pierces my already throbbing head. The noise is stressful for me, for my kids, for the trick-or-treaters--and, of course, for the dogs. It’s not fair to the poor dogs to force them to retreat to their kennel upstairs while I hand out candy, especially after they’ve been alone most of the day.