Do you mean the stools are by the door to go out, or like out in the yard? Otto is enthusiastic when I return, but not batshit crazy or anything. I've always made coming in a very low-key thing; I don't come in with a high pitched baby talk voice or get him all worked up. I say hello to him and give him a head rub but don't really give him a lot of attention until I'm home for a bit and settled in. 25 years or so I had a little rescue dog that was an excitement peer. When I'd come in from work, if I even looked at him before getting him outside, he'd wet all over himself. I never want that again so I make coming home a non-issue. Otto definitely gets wiggle-butt when he knows he's going out, but nothing too wild. Sometimes it's hard to get his leash hooked because he won't be still but if I'm feeling short, I just tell him to sit. Sometimes he gets a little ahead of himself with excitement and goes through the door before I do, or before I tell him it's ok. When he does that, he has to come back in and do a down on the threshold while I walk out to the main door and make him just wait, for maybe a minute or more. That just kills him when he's dying to go out.