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I either saw this technique on tv or read about it. You're going to need 2 people plus a visitor.
After the door bells rings and the dogs run to the door and bark, have one person claim the door (get ahead of them) then give them a command to back up and sit/stay then while one person opens the door and greets the visitor the other person continually gives the dogs very yummy treats to keep their attention on you not the guest.
If you lose your dogs' attention, start again from the beginning with having someone ring the bell, get their attention, etc... You may also have to use a tastier treat for them to think you're more important.

I haven't tried this but i don't see why it wouldn't work. My guys aren't all that bad so it doesn't bother me to have them be the official greeters/inspectors.
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