Whenever we have outside workers visiting our home, we corral the corgis. Either they are shut in the office with me, cornered upstairs with the xpen or shut away entirely in their crates.
Today, someone came to clean the ducts.
We put the corgis away in their crates about half an hour before he arrived. They got their lunchtime cookie and that was it.
The cleaner went through the house, making noise with the hose, the vacuum, and banging around the vents. All standard behavior when your ducts are cleaned.
As he was leaving he commented, "Your dogs are so well behaved. Not a sound when I used the hose in their room."
It took all I could not to respond that he should see them during play time :)