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I think this is more of a management issue than anything else. I agree that picking the dog up to move him isn't wise. Most dogs don't like being picked up, so if you combine a fearful trigger, people at the door, with a fearful action, being picked up, you can easily trigger a bite.

Is he crate trained? A crate seems like the perfect answer to this problem. If you train him to accept crating, he can just go in his crate when people come over. And, since you're not using the crate to housetrain him, you could use a large crate if you don't like the idea of a smaller one.

As to the children, they're old enough to be told that we don't approach Sammy when he's acting like this and we don't bother Sammy in his crate. It'll be good training for the kids, too, in learning to accept boundaries.
 
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