We really thought we outsmarted Max last night.
We put Max & Molly in our bathroom on the far end of the house and turned on the fan to block out noise. We greeted our company before they hit the doorbell. The visitors did not stay very long, and we thought we were pretty quiet.
As soon as they left, we let the dogs out. Of course, they greeted J & I with their usual enthusiasm. As soon as Max turned the corner down the hallway - BARK, BARK, BARK.
Apparently it's not just seeing or hearing other people that bother him. He can SMELL them.