Joe Biden’s dog doesn’t seem to be in any serious trouble. Despite an issue earlier this month in which the 3-year-old German shepherd bit a member of the White House security team, the president told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos that his dog Major is a really good boy. During a press conference last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki verified the news.
She said that Major apparently saw an unknown person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury. She claimed that the White House medical unit took care of the individual and that, thankfully, she needed no further treatment. They then moved Major and the Biden’s other German shepherd, Champ, to the Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.
According to Psaki, they plan to transfer the dogs a long time ago, since first lady Dr. Jill Biden’s visiting military bases this week. When Stephanopoulos, questioned if Major was still in the doghouse, Biden just answered that he was simply a rescue dog. He further said that his dog didn’t bite anyone and pierced their skin.
As reported by CNN, Major, who is younger and far more energetic than 13-year-old Champ, is said to behave agitatedly at the White House. It involves barking, jumping, and charging at employees. Biden tweeted last year in a holiday video, the two dogs’ very contrasting temperaments were made apparent.
No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/SrZBT4vmpP
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 24, 2020
Despite Major’s poor behavior, Psaki said last week that the two dogs are now slowly adapting to their new surroundings and workers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A new environment can be stressful for a dog, according to dog behaviorist Michael Shikashio, who spoke to Fox 5 Washington DC last week. Shikashio also told a local news station that people couldn’t expect dogs to jump into some new environment, so he doesn’t necessarily blame the dog or the people.