They can't be locked out... not if you want to keep the door. I've been in the shower, turned around and found Buck staring at me with the 'what's taking you so long?' look.I hear ya Reno. I can't even go into the bathroom without an audience here. Nothing more peaceful then laying in a warm bubble bath with my glass of wine and a good book and 2 Rottweiler's staring at me. LOL Yes, I have tried locking them out.... That doesn't work well either.