I was reminded of something tonight in another conversation about fire drills for dogs.
I knew a older trainer once that did this, and the first time I saw this, it totally amazed me.
What she would do is have the fire alarm go off by one person pressing the test button- the dogs would jump up started- then she would run to a door calling in a silly happy voice and give cookies at the door. Next time- another door she would go to.. The demonstration I saw was- the alarm went off the dogs immediately would listen for her call, find her fast and go to the door she went too. ( she also kept slip leads at her door...).
I thought this was amazing and it makes sense. We teach our children how to do a fire drill, and this was the same thing. It also taught the dogs not to panic with the noise and associate it with finding mommy with treats..