No offense - but aren't dogs expendable as compared to humans. Not trying to start a flame war but would one enter a gun fight area for your dogs?
Of course, that is a personal choice - I'm just suggesting that getting the humans to hunker down seems safer.
Also, if it is a fight and a door is visibly opened, is that a clue to shoot the door area up - it's not real cover.
I think you would want the advantage of ambushing the BGs when they are dealing with the door.