There have been two “incidents” involving Major Biden, the German Shepherd rescue living in the White House. Both of those incidents were initially reported as “Major bit someone,” although there’s a lot of contradictory reporting and it seems like national political reporters don’t know the difference between “biting” and “nipping.” As I’ve said, Major is a big, strong dog and if he wanted to bite someone and break the skin, he would. He has not. He nipped at two unfamiliar people and I’m still waiting to hear Major’s side of things, because I’m convinced that there is a vast conspiracy against good puppies who are just trying their best. Now it seems that Major is going to be sent to some kind of training camp to help him adjust to life in the White House.
President Joe Biden’s German shepherd, Major, will receive training after two biting incidents involving workers at the White House, according to first lady Jill Biden’s spokesman.
“Major, the Bidens’ younger dog, will undergo some additional training to help him adjust to life in the White House,” Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told CNN. “The off-site, private training will take place in the Washington, D.C. area, and it is expected to last a few weeks.”
Last month, Major had a biting incident with a Secret Service agent that required the victim be seen by the White House medical unit. Shortly afterward, Major, and the Biden’s older German shepherd, Champ, were removed from the White House and taken to the Bidens’ Wilmington, Delaware, home. At the time, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the removal of the dogs from the White House was “planned,” due to Jill Biden’s travel schedule.
“(Champ and Major) are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their surroundings and new people,” said Psaki. “Major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual.”
In an interview with ABC News after the first incident with Major, who was adopted by the Bidens in 2018 from a Delaware animal shelter, the President called him a “sweet dog.”
“Eighty-five percent of the people there love him. He just — all he does is lick them and wag his tail,” Joe Biden said. “But … I realize some people, understandably, are afraid of dogs to begin with.” The President added: “Major was a rescue pup. Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin.”
I love how it’s so obvious that President Biden is Team Major. Joe is like “it’s barely a scratch, toughen up, he’s a good dog.” Did they call in Cesar Millan or something? Why is Major going off-site? Surely it would be better to train him in the White House, which is where Major is having all of these adjustment issues, that is if you believe the mainstream media. Personally, I just think Major will learn to chill out as he gets older and he’s not such a puppy. But sure, additional training could help. Still, I feel bad for Major. He just wants to hang out with mom, dad and big bro Champ. He wants to be a good guard dog and help his folks out. Poor puppy doesn’t even understand why he’s in trouble.
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