"Do you see the large canine that just came around the corner of my home? He likes strangers just a bit less than I do. Especially reporters. You have to the count of three to remove yourself from my property before Claudius explains in his own unique way that I do not grant interviews. Ever."
Severus made a brief hand gesture and the large black doberman slowly advanced. "One. Two. Good day, sir. Three."
There was a hint of a smile on his face as Severus closed the door, blocking out the growls and slightly panicked screaming.