With a little push, our screen door will open without moving the handle. I don't think it's defective, as I've seen other doors of that design do the same. (just the way it is..)
Next week will be our first trip with 2 new puppies. It won't take long before they discover that they won't need to wait for a human to open the door for them.
I could probably install some sort of "hokeyt" hasp for secondary security. But was hoping someone here may have another suggestion.