We live in a very "kiddy" neighbourhood.. Riot HATES people that come into our house with hats on.. Riot right now is locked in the basement.. I KNOW he'd end up growling and carying on with the costumes... hes gotten much better but I dont want to risk it tonight. The SHelties are usually just locked in the kitchen. We have a french door that the kids can see them and they can see the kids. They go nuts until we open the door and then they settle down.