There’s something amiss with Joe Biden and his dogs. I’m personally someone who believes that when a dog is in a constant state of aggression that leads to them biting, it’s most likely because they’re not getting the exercise, training, and care that they need.
Commander, Biden’s second German Shepherd he’s had in the White House, has now bitten his eleventh victim, a Secret Service agent.
Clearly, there’s an odd pattern here, considering that his other German Shepherd, Major, had the same issue and had to be rehomed back in 2021.
“Yesterday around 8 p.m., a Secret Service Uniformed Division police officer came in contact with a First Family pet and was bitten. The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex,” USSS chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi told CNN in a statement.
The injured officer spoke with Secret Service Uniformed Division Chief Alfonso M. Dyson Sr. on Tuesday and is doing OK, Guglielmi said.
Commander has been involved in at least 11 biting incidents at the White House and in Delaware, according to CNN reporting and US Secret Service email correspondence, including a November 2022 incident where an officer was hospitalized after the dog clamped down on their arms and thighs.
White House officials said in July that the Bidens were working through new training and leashing protocols for the family pet following the incidents.
Asked by CNN whether the new training had taken place or if any further action would be sought, Elizabeth Alexander, communications director for the first lady, said in a statement that “the First Family continues to work on ways to help Commander handle the often unpredictable nature of the White House grounds.”
“The President and First Lady are incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for all they do to keep them, their family, and the country safe,” she continued.
In my opinion, a German Shepherd is way too much for Biden to handle.
Those dogs need a lot of exercise and training, and they’re listed among some of the worst breeds for the elderly to own.
If Joe is going to own a dog, it should be a smaller, calmer breed like an English Bulldog or something.