I made this silly little sign so door-to-door salesmen would stop opening our porch door. One day (in the summer when it was warm and we keep in inside door open so the dogs can go out onto the porch and watch squirrels as they please) one of us was on our way to answer the door to talk to the salesman in question, and he opened the door before we had gotten to him. The orange spaz dog managed to get his head out and was making a ruckus and the guy panicked and damn near slammed my dogs head in the door.
seriously, the porch door is glass, he could see that my dog was there. He could both see and hear that my dog was barking at him in a not-so-friendly way. Yet for some reason he thought it ok to open the door on his own before I could grab the dog and lock it inside. Nobody was bit, and my dog was not hurt, but it was an incident that should not have happened. It was a one time thing, but I decided to make this note for the door today after we nearly had a similar incident with a pizza-man the other day(though the pizza guy is more justified cause he was coming to knock on the inside door to deliver the pizza just as we were opening the inside door to go greet him at the porch door).