Response from Claudia:
Veronique, the dogs don't inside the house. They poo in the yard, where we pick it up from in a timely manner.
Yes, my dogs bark at the beginning at strangers, because that's their job, to protect, but once they get to know you they are nice and friendly. All the children, including Veronique's son, took the dogs for a walk one of the night they were here. So if you are a dog owner you know.